UTA FNP 2016

  1. Hello,

    I am currently looking to start the FNP program at UTA in April 2016. I wanted to hear from any current students in the FNP program.

    1. How do you like the structure of the program?
    2. Any tips or study advice?

    Also, please comment if you plan on starting in April 2016 or anytime in the 2016 school year. I know they have several sessions throughout the year. I would love to make a study group to help us throughout the program.
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  2. 105 Comments

  3. by   gelli.25
    Hello! I plan on applying for the Fall of 2016.
  4. by   nyc2011
    I heard that you take one class over a span of 5 weeks. It is a flexible program ….not sure of the pass rate of FNP board exams. Check that because you don't want to go to school that has a lower pass rate than another
  5. by   gelli.25
    According to their site, it's 97% pass rate. However, I'd definitely prefer semesters. Hope to hear some feedback on here on how classes are going.
  6. by   Kawright
    Currently in the FNP program at UTA online. Some classes are 5 weeks some are 10 weeks. But you always get a week break on week 6. I started in April so just started my first medical class patho. The 5 week classes are nice Bc it gets the class over with fast but it's a lot of work. The 10 week classes give you more time to complete the work but is still a lot. I work 2 days a week and have a 2 year old. It's doable just have to make the time.
  7. by   atchemp
    I applied to the FNP program at UTA for April 2016. They stated they would not give acceptance letters until 4-6 weeks out. I'm thinking about taking NURS 5327 (Theories) in January but I have a big trip in March and didn't want to dive in until April.

    I'm all in for a study group - especially for patho and pharm. Study groups helped me survive with increasing my knowledge and camaraderie throughout nursing school. If were both in, lets get one going!!
  8. by   TCUFrogRN
    Yes, Thats a great idea! I love study groups and I am so glad that I found someone who is starting at the same time. I'm a little nervous going back so it helps to have a supportive and motivated group to help you along the way. Also, Where are you planning on taking classes. I was told that we couldn't take classes at UTA unless we were accepted into the NP program. If that's not the case, I would love to get started. 7 months is a long time to just be sitting around. I would like to get started on some of the core classes if I can.
  9. by   TCUFrogRN
    Great! We should definitely keep in touch so we can start a study group! Do you live in Texas or are you applying from out of state?
  10. by   TCUFrogRN
    Quote from gelli.25
    Hello! I plan on applying for the Fall of 2016.
    Great! We should definitely keep in touch so we can start a study group! Do you live in Texas or are you applying from out of state?
  11. by   TCUFrogRN
    Quote from Kawright
    Currently in the FNP program at UTA online. Some classes are 5 weeks some are 10 weeks. But you always get a week break on week 6. I started in April so just started my first medical class patho. The 5 week classes are nice Bc it gets the class over with fast but it's a lot of work. The 10 week classes give you more time to complete the work but is still a lot. I work 2 days a week and have a 2 year old. It's doable just have to make the time.

    Hey Kawright,

    Thank you for your response! I currently work full time nights. Do you think that this schedule will be doable for the first few classes. I plan on dropping to part time when I start clinical but right now I can't go part time and that scares me because I have never worked full time and went to school at the same time.

    Also, how are the classes structured? Is it mainly test and quizzes or papers? I was reading online where you would be required to but a camera for test taken online. Would I need this right away for the first class or is that required later on down the line once you get into the main classes?
  12. by   gelli.25
    Quote from TCUFrogRN
    Great! We should definitely keep in touch so we can start a study group! Do you live in Texas or are you applying from out of state?
    I actually may apply for Spring. It's scary thinking about school again.
    And I'm in Texas - Austin area. 3 years as a RN.
    I believe it's only open to texas applicants, for now at least.
    And what about yourself?
  13. by   Kawright
    I am doing the dual certification route so will get my NP along with a masters in education. It is only 2 extra classes. My first 4 classes (2 NP classes, 2 education classes) were papers, power points, and discussion boards. I think those classes are doable working full time. I am 5 weeks into my patho class and it's tough. So much reading hard to keep up! But people do work full time and take it. Just depends how much free time outside of work you have to study. This class consists of 3 tests, quizzes on weeks there aren't tests, case studies, and a PowerPoint presentation at the end. Patho is the first class I needed the webcam. I started the program in April and didn't need it until the end of August... So 4 months. I bought mine at best buy.
  14. by   gelli.25
    Quote from Kawright
    I am doing the dual certification route so will get my NP along with a masters in education. It is only 2 extra classes. My first 4 classes (2 NP classes, 2 education classes) were papers, power points, and discussion boards. I think those classes are doable working full time. I am 5 weeks into my patho class and it's tough. So much reading hard to keep up! But people do work full time and take it. Just depends how much free time outside of work you have to study. This class consists of 3 tests, quizzes on weeks there aren't tests, case studies, and a PowerPoint presentation at the end. Patho is the first class I needed the webcam. I started the program in April and didn't need it until the end of August... So 4 months. I bought mine at best buy.
    What class did you take with your patho class? I've heard that nursing theory is difficult?
    I work 4 10 hour shifts and I'm trying to see if I need to only work 3.
    I'm single with no kids so I'm pretty free.
    Thanks!

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