UTA-Parkland AP BSN Fall 2011

  1. Has anyone else applied to the UTA AP BSN program through Parkland for the September 2011 start? I am ANXIOUSLY waiting to find out if I got in. They said letters should go out "hopefully" in mid-May. Good luck everyone!
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  3. by   lexi2000
    I applied for the Fall start in Sept.2011 and very nervous and anxious. I received the email also from UTA stating decisions will be made in mid May. I'm wondering if My HESI Scores and GPA were good enough, because of all the competition.

    I wish everyone Good Luck!
  4. by   tejas03

    I also applied to the UTA AP BSN online program Sept '11 start date! My advisor told me earlier that letters will go out in a "couple weeks!!" Yea!

    I'm SO ready to know if I was accepted!!
  5. by   lexi2000
    Thats Great News!! I was also informed it will be around mid-may. I'm assuming they may be waiting for Spring grades to be finalized.

    I'm very nervous,!!
  6. by   tejas03
    Have you completed all three UTA prereqs (Intro, Path & Pharm)?? I am in Intro now and scheduled to start Path & Pharm in May. Just curious how many others that applied already have those 3 classes done??!

  7. by   lexi2000
    I've completed intro, made an "A". I havent taken pharm and patho because I'm currently taking Chem 1451, which is a prerequsite. My advisor asked me last week if I was planning to take pharm and patho this summer..I replied "yes"..

    She said because I havent taken pharm and patho doesnt affect my application. She also stated my HESI scores look good. I just hope its enough to get accepted!

    Hope this helps...Good luck
  8. by   tejas03
    Oh good! I was a little worried about that! I am only in the 2nd week of Intro but it seems very straightforward and so I'm praying for an A too!
    I did well on the HESI too...95% in all categories so I'm hopeful too! I just an so anxious to know!

    Good Luck!
  9. by   stephwp
    So you guys both applied through Parkland? If so, hopefully we will be seeing each other soon!!

    I'm taking path and pharm this summer, I took Intro to Nursing awhile back. It's a really good feeling that I'm (hopefully) almost there. Keep me posted when you hear something. The wait is killing me! I sent my application in December so I've been waiting for a very long time...
  10. by   tejas03
    No, I didn't apply through Parkland. I just did a regular non partner application. My advisor informed me that you didn't have to be employed at one of the partnering hospitals (obviously if you were, you would be a little ahead of the rest). She assured me that it was ok and that I still had a good shot...so I'm praying!!!

    Good luck!!
  11. by   aornp
    What's the Academic Partnership program, exactly? I applied to the Traditional BSN program (on-campus). Is this for hospital employees to get a BSN, while still working at their hospital? Is this related to the Accelerated BSN program (online)? I know these may be stupid questions... but I'm just curious. Thank you!
  12. by   jdvens

    I also work at Parkland and got accepted into the partnership program. I applied for this program twice before, working at different hospitals which are not partnered, so I started here three months ago and now I got accepted. I feel kinda bad because some people have better grades than I do, but I have been jumping through hoops for nursing programs for over a year now, and Finally! I'm sure we'll meet soon, steph. Good luck getting all of this stuff in order before we start. It is a little overwhelming, isn't it?

    For those that didn't get it. Try applying for Brookhaven's 16 month ADN program, and then the RN-BSN UTA program. Should be cheaper, and Brookhaven seems to be based on grades more than politics.

    Good Luck
  13. by   stephwp

    Congratulations! I'm sure we will meet soon! I also got my acceptance letter!!

    I don't think UTA has done a great job of expressing just how much advantage you have with already being partnered before you apply. Basically, "we" get first dibs on spots and the rest is for the non-partnered applicants. So everyone else is competing for the left over positions that aren't filled by that hospital. If Parkland has filled all 10 spots (which according to the coordinator at Parkland hasn't happened with any cohort yet...) then there are no left over spots for everyone else. So for those of you that didn't get in, get a job at a partnered hospital asap I just lucked into it and already worked there when they came out with this program...
  14. by   jdvens
    Great Advice!

    I wouldn't have gotten into the program otherwise. The competition is incredible. There are tons of jobs available that don't necessarily require a lot of experience. Look into Student Nursing positions or any Tech positions. Part time or Full time. It is worth the trouble for a 15 month program.