i have just learned about this the online (entire program including pre-req courses) ap bsn program at uta. i read about this on another uta thread but it was not as clear as it was explained today to me. this is similar to the twu weekend bsn program; however, the difference is you will conduct your clinicals at the hospital where you are employed. no matter what position/status where you work (partnered hospital), you can participate in this program at a discounted rate. so far, i believe uta partnered with parkland, baylor and thr but i believe the thr program is different. uta/thr partnership offers full financial support (tuition, fees, and books) by thr for the 2nd bacc bsn program. the ap bsn program only offers you a discount but you would need to use either scholarships or tuition reimbursement from your employer (hospital).
i am so impressed with the fact that the entire program is online and it is estimated to take 18 months to complete (again including all pre-courses). the program is laid out great because you can take all pre-req sciences (except gen chem), psychology courses, stats and other pre-reqs online; your clinicals can be worked out with the clinical partnership manager. since i work fulltime in a non-clinical area, weekends would be so much better for me to participate in my clinicals. i believe the manager will be flexible with me on clinicals b/c we work closely together on a weekly basis.
i can start earlier with this program compared to the twu weekend program. some pre-req courses are only 5-8 weeks long so you can complete your pre-reqs faster and courses are offered more than traditional program.
i would highly recommend this program for any career changes, who cannot afford to stop working fulltime but have the desire to change careers into nursing.
go to www.uta.edu/nursing
click on prospective students, click academic partnership, click on academic partnership under bsn program and read more about the opportunity.
please note: you do not have to work at a hospital to be admitted into this program. once you are admitted into the junior/senior level of the nursing program, uta will coordinate a clinical site for you at one of their partnership hospitals.
is there anyone out who have started the ap bsn program either fall 2009 or spring 2010?
i would love to hear how things are going in the online courses (whether you just started pre-req courses or you are taking the nursing courses).
i hope this has have been helpful information for those of you who really need flexibility while in the 2nd bsn fast track/accelerator program.
look forward to your response!