Online Orientation

Please read the information on this page and use the links below to navigate through the orientation process. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the services our school offers. Please be sure to review your program-specific information for additional orientation requirements.

 

It is critical to activate your eRaider account as soon as possible. This account gives you access to your TTUHSC El Paso email and many of our online resources. If you have been a student within the past six months, then your eRaider account should still be active. Upon acceptance to the program, you should have received an email with your eRaider activation code.

If you need help activating the account, contact the TTUHSC El Paso IT Help Desk at 915-215-4111 or ELP.HelpDesk@ttuhsc.edu.

Help Desk Hours of Operation:
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

You must have your eRaider activated to access your email account. All program-related information will be sent to TTUHSC El Paso email. Personal email addresses will not be utilized for program correspondence. 

If you need help activating your email account, contact the TTUHSC El Paso IT Help Desk 915-215-4111.

It is suggested to add your TTUHSC El Paso email account across your mobile devices to stay in touch with the institution. Instructions on how to set up your mobile devices are listed below.

TTUHSC El Paso Email Mobile Setup

If you need IT assistance, contact the TTUHSC El Paso IT Help Desk at:

Help Desk Hours of Operation:
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

If you need help outside of the Help Desk's normal hours of operation, please:

  1. Contact your course faculty member and report the problem.
  2. The faculty member will alert the director of distance education to troubleshoot and correct the access or other issue(s), if possible.
  3. Should the director of distance education be unable to resolve your issue(s) within a areasonable amount of time, they will contact the IT Help Desk the next business day and notify the faculty member.
  4. The faculty member will contact the student. It is at the faculty member’s discretion to allow more time for an assignment due to IT issues.

Canvas is the learning management system used by Hunt School of Nursing students to access courses online.

Review the listed documents and videos for an overview of Canvas:

For a complete list of videos, visit the Canvas Student Portal: click here.


Canvas Help:

If you need help with Canvas, please contact Anthony Valenzuela, director for distance education, at 915-215-6109 or anthony.valenzuela@ttuhsc.edu.

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

 If you need help after normal business hours, please:

  1. Contact your course faculty member and report the problem.
  2. The faculty member will alert the director of distance education to troubleshoot and correct the access or other issue(s) if possible.
  3. Should the director of distance education be unable to resolve your issue(s) within a reasonable amount of time, they will contact the campus IT Help Desk the next business day and notify the faculty member.
  4. The faculty member will contact the student. It is at the faculty member’s discretion to allow more time for an assignment due to Canvas issues. 
 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

In accordance with HSCEP OP 10.20, all students are required to complete and clear a criminal background check (CBC) prior to enrollment in the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON). Students are responsible for their own CBC and any associated fees.

Distance education R.N. to B.S.N. and graduate students must have a current, unencumbered state nursing license and have cleared the CBC process through the TBON or an appropriate out-of-state licensing authority.

In accordance with HSCEP OP 10.20, additional background checks are required after a break in enrollment.

If an applicant believes the record contains errors and notifies the school in writing of his/her intent to challenge the report, matriculation is placed on hold pending the outcome of the challenge. Should the applicant fail to notify the school of his/her intent to challenge the record, or if it is determined that the record is accurate, the admission offer will be withdrawn.

Other information regarding CBC may be found in the student catalog.

To protect the health of our TTUHSC El Paso community, all entering students are required to provide proof of the immunizations listed below. Immunization requirements are based on the regulations, guidelines and recommendations by the Texas Administrative Code 25 §97.64

Immunization requirements and titers must be submitted to the Office of Occupational Health electronically by uploading documents to the to the OmniMD portal.

OmniDM Portal Information

First, you will need to register by visiting the OmniMD Portal and clicking on the ‘New User Registration.’ Complete all of the required fields.

Once the account is created, follow the steps below to submit your documents.

  1. Click on Messages.
  2. Click on ‘New Message’
  3. On the ‘To’ field, search for Maria Ramirez, select Maria Ramirez.
  4. On the Attach File, click on ‘Browse’ to upload your documentation.
  5. On the Notes, enter any information/message for the Occupational Health Office.
  6. Finally, click on Send Message.

Once the documents have been reviewed by the Occupational Health Office, you will be notified if you are pending any documentation. Be sure to periodically check your @ttuhsc.edu email account for updates.

If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. Maria Ramirez, Occupational Health Office, via email at maria.ramirez@ttuhsc.edu or phone at 915-215-4429. Be sure to include your full name, contact number and program/track when emailing the Occupational Health Office.

Vaccines/Titers

Due By

Hepatitis B series

 

First Day of Classes

A meningococcal vaccine (MCV); for adults 22 and younger administered within the last five years

 

First Day of Classes

Varicella (Chicken Pox) or a titer providing immunity

 

First Day of Classes

Measles (Rubeola)

 

First Day of Classes

Rubella (German Measles)

 

First Day of Classes

Mumps

 

First Day of Classes

Tuberculosis clearance

 

First Day of Classes

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis

 

First Day of Classes

Flu Vaccine

Annually Sept. 1

If applicable, your admission is contingent upon the department’s receipt of official transcript(s) verifying in-progress coursework and/or an earned Associate of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college. All official transcripts must be received by the designated deadlines outlined on the contingent offer letter.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs at 915-215-6124.

Please forward your transcripts by mail to:

TTUHSC El Paso
MSC 22002
5001 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905

For electronic delivery of transcript, please send to gghson@ttuhsc.edu.

Students must park in the designated TTUHSC El Paso student parking area at all times. You can register your vehicle(s) by clicking on the link below

Instruction to register vehicle(s):
Create Account

  • Complete form
    • Login with your eRaider information
    • Select Purchase a new permit

You must purchase your permit before the day of student orientation. The parking sticker must be displayed on your windshield on the first day of class.

Distance education students (R.N. to B.S.N and M.S.N) are NOT required to purchase a parking permit but are encouraged to purchase if planning to visit campus

Visiting distance education students must contact the Traffic and Parking Office for parking arrangements prior to arrival.  You may contact the Office of Student Affairs for assistance. 

Do not park in Visitor Parking spaces or you will be ticketed.

Please click on the TTUHSC El Paso Library link below, scroll down to the bottom left side of the page, and click on the Library Cards icon. You will be asked to sign-in with your eRaider username and password. You will then be directed to a registration page; please complete the registration process. The TTUHSC El Paso Library will process your registration and send you an email containing a printable library bar code.

TTUHSC El Paso complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. The Academic Success and Accessibility Office (ASAO) is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students with documented disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory or physical). Accommodations are not provided retroactively, and students are encouraged to register as soon as they begin their academic program (the process can take up to 30 days). The process for requesting accommodations consists of an application for services, documentation from a qualified provider, and an intake interview with the director of ASAO. Please visit the ASAO webpage for more information on how to submit.  

TTUHSC El Paso encourages students to access all resources available for consistent support and accommodations. Please contact the Academic Success and Accessibility Office (ASAO) to schedule a confidential conversation about the process for requesting reasonable accommodations in classroom and clinical settings. 


TTUHSC El Paso Student Counseling Services are provided through students’ payment of the Student Services Fee. These resources are provided to enhance wellness by providing you, and any dependents you have, the opportunity to manage life’s problems before they become serious and impair your academic and professional performance.

These services include:

  • Short-term counseling sessions (Individual, Couple and Family Counseling).
  • Providers in El Paso and via telepsychiatry so that you can choose the right provider for you and make your own appointment.
  • Confidentiality assured. TTUHSC El Paso receives no information with student names related to student counseling services.

 

Please visit the TTUHSC El Paso Counseling Services webpage for more information.

Health Insurance Coverage

Students are expected to maintain a general state of good health. The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing does not provide health insurance for students or their dependents. Students are required to maintain health insurance coverage for each semester of enrollment and be prepared to provide proof of coverage at any time during a semester. Failure to maintain coverage can result in exclusion from clinical practice, holds on records and potential course failure(s). Medical bills incurred by a student are the responsibility of the student.

Submission of Insurance Coverage

Students will be notified by the Office of Institutional Student Affairs and Wellness on the submission process of this requirement. You can contact e Student Affairs and Wellness at 915-215-4705 or via email at elp.studentservices@ttuhsc.edu.

You may review the AHP Waiver System – Student Training Video, click here.

Instructions on How to Submit the Student Waiver can be reviewed by clicking here.

Academic Health Plans (AHP)

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso offers health insurance coverage to enrolled students. Students may enroll in the plan if they are registered in seven (7) or more credit hours. For information on AHP, visit https://ttuhscep.myahpcare.com/.

The Office of Student Services is a centralized information office that provides an array of student support services. This office collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs to offer the best assistance for aid in the success of TTUHSC El Paso students.

Please use the link below to browse the student services webpage and learn about the services available to you as a TTUHSC El Paso student.

Below are direct links to information for some of the more frequently requested services from student services:

Review important dates on the academic calendar by clicking the link below:

In-person - Visit the Office of Student Affairs to obtain your student ID. The business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. You will need to bring a government-issued photo ID with you. The required forms are listed below. ​

Via TTUHSC El Paso email address - Send email to gghson@ttuhc.edu with the following information:  ​

The email should include:  

  • Student full name 
  • Mailing address
  • Contact phone number 
  • TTUHSC El Paso R# 

Photo guidelines: 

  • Follow the instructions for submission​
  • Submit to gghson@ttuhsc.edu from your TTUHSC El Paso email account.  ​
  • Students will receive an email if the photo is not within specific guidelines.  ​

Once the Office of Student Affairs receives a completed Identification/Security Access form, a copy of government issued ID AND the acceptable electronic photo, you will receive your student ID via certified mail to the address provided on the Identification/Security Access form.  ​

Lost, stolen or damaged IDs are subject to an ID replacement fee. To replace an ID, please complete a new ID verification form.  ​

If you have any questions or need further assistance and/or clarification, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 915-215-6124 or gghson@ttuhsc.edu

Complete checklist below:

Orientation Checklist

After reviewing and/or completing each item listed on the checklist please sign, print and email or fax to:
GGHSON@ttuhsc.edu or 915-215-8893

 

More Information

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs, Room 103
210 Rick Francis Street
El Paso, TX  79905

Phone: 915-215-6124
Fax: 915-215-8993