Sorry fellow nurses, but I hope the UT program is better for you than it was been over the last several years. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM TO ANYONE. TALK TO RECENT GRADS OR PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM NOW!!!!!The graduate program has continual flux of instructors and very little standardization. Also, there is an "oral exam". Many people took the whole semester off to be able to quote nursing theories and answer questions on research ( have never needed this in my NP practice, it's ridiculous to give theory & research so much weight in an NP program). If you don't pass Orals, you have to delay a semester to repeat and are given an academic dismissal! This makes it difficult to be accepted to another program!!! I knew 3 excellent nurses that didn't "pass". It was heart breaking for them. There was 2 classes in professional issues ( redundant & overkill), 2 classes in theory ( in which we had to do a theory substruction....again nothing to do with the preparation we needed). I graduated with honors but I really didn't feel like I learned what I had expected in Grad school. I HOPE YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL BE BETTER.