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  1. Which classes are easy or difficult for ADN to BSN at UTA?
    I would take all of my pre-reqs at a community college. I took developmental psych and college algebra at my local community college and both classes, including books, only cost about $100 more than...
    May 18
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  2. Is it worth it to apply to a hospital that has poor patient reviews?
    I agree with making up your own mind. My first job was at a hospital in a small town with very poor reviews. As it turned out I had an incredible experience there. Staffing wise this hospital was...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Online BSN degrees being accepted by hospitals?
    I think it depends on where your online degree is from. Some schools, like UTA and Texas Tech, have online programs that any employer will accept. Degrees from schools that advertise on TV during...
    Jan 23
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  4. Math Requirement 1301 or 1302
    Math 1301 and 1302 are both college algebra classes. There is a difference between the two but I don't remember what it is. I think 1302 is the longer version. I had to take 1302 because it was...
    Jan 8
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  5. College Algebra 08/19
    Hey MissyRN. I took Math 1302 at Brookhaven Community College in Farmer's Branch. It's totally online and pretty inexpensive. I'm pretty sure they offer 4 and 8 week classes and semester long...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  6. Online alternatives to 1302 & 1308?
    Can you do online at a community college? That's what I did. I think the class itself only cost me about $175.
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  7. Math Requirement 1301 or 1302
    Do yourself a favor and take college algebra at your local community college. I live in the dfw area and took math 1302 at Brookhaven Community College. It was online, cost me approximately $400...
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  8. The hardest parts of nursing?
    Patient families. I get that having a loved one in the hospital is anxiety provoking (I've been there). However, when the patient is calm and accepting and the family is freaking out I find that...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Vulnerable Population question
    Okay, I just went back and looked at my old assignments. I actually went on vacay that second week and not the third. I think this may be doable but you will absolutely have to be on top of things....
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  10. College Algebra 08/19
    I totally bypassed uta and took math 1302 online for 8 weeks at community college. It cost me about 200 for the class and the book (book + math lab) was around 150. No proctored tests. I got my...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  11. Vulnerable Population question
    Ok, I just looked at some old emails from this class and the quiz is due on Sunday night at 1159. I don't remember when it opens though.
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  12. Vulnerable Population question
    I too went on vacation the third week of this course. The third week is pretty intense. There is a quiz but I don't remember what day it has to be done by. I think Saturday or Sunday, I'm pretty...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  13. University of Texas Arlington RN-BSN online students!
    Lots and lots of discussion bored, I mean boards.
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  14. MATH 1302
    I too needed college math but I heard so many bad things about 1302 at UTA from 2 co-workers that I decided to take it online at a local community college (Brookhaven). It cost me $208 for the class...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  15. Partner/Unpartnered?
    I think working at a partnered hospital helped me get in. When I told my manager I was applying at UTA she gave me a code to call and give to them so that they knew I was with a partnered hospital. ...
    Jun 19, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  16. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    If you decide to go into PACU please get some ICU experience first. Although I went to PACU from med/surg, I actually did spend a little time in the ICU/CCU and ER of the hospital I worked at as a...
    May 15, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. why do you do PACU?
    Hey tarotale, I live in Irving too!!
    May 15, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    I want you to please know that pacu nurses do not just sit, take vitals, and chit chat. I have worked 3 PACUs and days that I could do that were few and far between. Usually you have 2 patient at a...
    May 13, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. All my PACU RNs
    I have worked in ICU and PACU. What I like about ICU is that you get an in depth total picture of your patient. Labs, history, LOC, etc. In PACU you'll probably never lay eyes on your patient...
    May 13, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. why do you do PACU?
    I think it depends on where you work. Right now I work in a PACU setting that I find boring. The hospital I work in does a lot of routine stuff, appendectomies, knees, shoulders, etc. I loved PACU...
    May 13, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. I Want to be an RN, PLEASE HELP!!
    Skip community college and go for a second degree BSN. Most hospitals now require a BSN in order to get your foot in the door (at least in major cities). I have a previous bachelors and got my ADN....
    May 6, '14
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  22. Question about registering for classes after N3645
    I am currently taking N3645. A few weeks ago I registered for nursing classes to take after N3645. My adviser just email me and told me that he is dropping me from these classes as I need to...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  23. Preceptor experience is not going well
    I precepted many new nurses. I can tell you that she is calling docs and giving meds without you because she wants to leave on time. When I precept I have to stay as long as my preceptee stays. If...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Incredibly rude and disrespectful patients and/or their family members
    ITA with GrnTea. You gotta stand up for yourself. I used to work on a med/surg floor and we had a repeat customer who was just awful. He had about 20 pills scheduled for a.m. meds and if you were...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. When patients and visitors are rude
    Is this condescending post for real? It is true that some patients/family members are having a bad day. It is also true that some of them behave as if you are their personal servant and that they...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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