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This is a discussion on UTA AP-BSN Partner Hospitals in Texas State Nursing Programs, part of Texas Nursing ... Hi everyone, This is going to be a novel but I'm really needing some information and hoping to...by kaycedee Feb 7, '12Hi everyone,
This is going to be a novel but I'm really needing some information and hoping to find it here. To start with I'm not from the DFW area. I currently live and work out of state, but if all goes well I plan to join my husband in Fort Worth by June of this year. As such I'm not familiar with DFW, potential employers or the nursing schools available.
I started my first online prerequisite classes with UTA last month, but it has since come to my attention that I don't stand much of a chance of getting into the AP-BSN program unless I'm partnered. My academic advisor at UTA has been less than forthcoming about partnership. I asked her what types of positions I'd need to apply for and was told to contact the partner hospitals directly to find out about that.
This week I contacted THR and was told that any position would work but that there are "other criteria" that must be met. The mystery criteria aren't shared with non-employees. So now, while I fully intend to apply for positions with THR-run facilities and any other partner hospitals, I still don't have all of the information I need to make an informed decision.
Does anyone know the additional criteria for THR-partnered applicants? If I apply for and obtain work at one THR facility can I apply with UTA as a partnered applicant for any THR facility? I wonder about that because I notice from the lists I have that THR partner hospitals vary from semester to semester. Finally, are the rules the same for all partner hospitals?
Thanks for reading. I really appreciate any information I can get about this.
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- Feb 7, '12 by ZweiellsI'm not really sure what they mean by "other criteria" but I know in the past some people partnered with THR who received tuition reimbursement for the nursing program at UTA had to sign a contract agreeing to work for THR for a certain period of time (usually 2 years) after graduation or risk having to pay back all or part of tuition costs. Of course, students who pay for their own schooling will not have this issue. This may not be the other criteria mentioned, but I think it's handy information to have before making any employment decisions.
- Feb 10, '12 by kaycedeeOh wow, that sounds great actually. I guess the thing to do now is to start applying for jobs and hope for some interviews. Thanks for the information!
- May 17, '12 by lnm1222Are you starting the program in the Fall? I also work at Cooks and I haven't found anyone else on here who has applied or is applying