UT Arlington - page 2

Anyone going/have gone there? Problems getting in. Horror stories? (I'm in Louisiana and I ask because we have a college here that the admission staff loses everything and that seems to be the... Read More

  1. by   semi-fly
    Quote from Heather, R.N.
    Well, good luck!! If you need anything, feel free to PM me. I graduated from there last year, so a lot is still the same. Some things have changed, though...
    If you don't mind me asking, what was your prerequisite course sequence like leading up to your Junior year?
  2. by   Heather, R.N.
    We actually didn't take those 3 courses as prereqs. They were part of our junior I semester. (Actually, I think some people did, but it wasn't required.) I think it's better to take them before nursing school. That first semester was a killer alone without those 3 classes! (We had 5 or 6 classes total- I can't remember- plus a 12 hour clinical each week.) As for the rest of the prereqs, it was pretty much general associate's level stuff. I think they're all listed on UTA's site, but you're probably past all that now!
  3. by   semi-fly
    Quote from Heather, R.N.
    We actually didn't take those 3 courses as prereqs. They were part of our junior I semester. (Actually, I think some people did, but it wasn't required.) I think it's better to take them before nursing school. That first semester was a killer alone without those 3 classes! (We had 5 or 6 classes total- I can't remember- plus a 12 hour clinical each week.) As for the rest of the prereqs, it was pretty much general associate's level stuff. I think they're all listed on UTA's site, but you're probably past all that now!
    Yeah, it's all listed on UTA's website. I was a History major (Pre-Law option for the last few semesters) Since I decided to take this semester off, I've had some time to consider my future, and Nursing has kept coming up and I believe it is something I am more suited for.

    This is my current plan of thought:

    Fall 2006 - 2nd 8 weeks (Taken at the local CC)
    Intro to Sociology - 3 hours

    Winter-mester 2006 (Taken at the local CC)
    Intro to Psychology - 3 hours

    Spring 2007
    Nutrition - 3 hours
    General and Biological Chemistry - 4 hours
    Nursing Microbiology - 4 hours
    Developmental Psychology - 3 hours
    Concepts of Professional Nursing - 2 hours

    Summer I 2007 (Taken at the local CC)
    A & P I - 4 hours

    Summer II 2007 (Taken at the local CC)
    A & P II - 4 hours

    Fall 2007 (Apply to SON as soon as possible at this point for a possible Spring enrollment)
    Pharmacologic Implications for Healthcare - 3 hours
    Pathophysiologic Processes: Implications for Nursing - 3 hours
  4. by   CRNAwanaB
    Apply to more than one, hope, pray, and have patience. It took me three runs for an ADN program 7 years ago with a 3.5 GPA. I was about to give up and go to police academy (much to the chagrin of my wife), but I got in on #4 and have never regretted it. If it's what you want to do, then keep plugging along. Another option is to do the LVN to ADN route. Albeit less desireable, but much more feasable. I originally went to Tarrant County College and feel they have a very strong program that is well-respected in the DFW metroplex.
  5. by   semi-fly
    I figure even TCC's program is rather packed with applicants, probably more so than any of the local universities.

    I don't know of many nursing programs outside of TCU, UTA, Baylor, and the ADN program that TCC South campus offers. Once I get into the last two nursing prerequisites I'll be applying to both TCU and UTA's Nursing program. If you have any other suggestions please let me know.
  6. by   Heather, R.N.
    Quote from semi-fly
    I figure even TCC's program is rather packed with applicants, probably more so than any of the local universities.

    I don't know of many nursing programs outside of TCU, UTA, Baylor, and the ADN program that TCC South campus offers. Once I get into the last two nursing prerequisites I'll be applying to both TCU and UTA's Nursing program. If you have any other suggestions please let me know.
    I think your plan looks good. I'm going to PM you a great micro instructor. TWU has a good nursing school also. The BNE has a list of BSN schools. I don't think there are many up here... Baylor is good, but muy expensive.

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