Easiest and Toughest Classes In UT Arlington RN-BSN Program - page 5

I am looking to double up on nursing classes while in the RN-BSN program. I realize that it might be wiser to take certain classes alone and not double up. This thread is for everyone enrolled in... Read More

  1. by   DiiiceICU
    Hi. I got accepted to UTA RN to BSN online. I have 4 gen ed's to complete and wanted to start by getting those out of the way. I wanted input on the anatomy and physiology II and if its do-able online? Anyone take this course from UTA?
  2. by   DiiiceICU
    Hi. I just got into UTA. Any advice?
  3. by   mik11
    Hello all!

    I've just started UTA's RN-BSN online program. I'm debating whether to take the Med Term & Legacy of the Family for my electives OR taking both Coop electives. Certification is not an option for me since I'm a new RN and most certifictions require 2+ years exp. If anyone has taken Coop, I'd like to find out what type of assignments given and how was it graded. I plan to double up on a good majority of classes and was hoping someone could provide their opinion on these electives.

  4. by   miamirose
    Seasoned and out of work for two years. Thinking of starting UAT. Any suggestion on helping someone like me to get started?
    Also is it true you can teach Lpn with just a BSN? Thanks guys seasoned and scared.
  5. by   shamrock3
    I agree, courses are very difficult to navigate and I wish they would just give you a weekly statement of what needs to be turned in at the beginning, on week one. Lectures online are dated, some 10 years. It is hard to follow when the instructor is talking about something and the then says in an announcement to disregard this or that. Lecture does not match up to text due to one being only a year or two old to ten year old and 5 year old lectures. Gets confusing. It has too much political information that is not necessary and although I agree about APA, give it a break already. Good gracious it's even required in the discussion board. How about content for once. I wish I could say I was enjoying taking these classes, but I don't feel rewarded with the content. 8 more classes to go.
  6. by   trinitymaster
    Hardest to Easiest Nursing:
    Holistic Health Assessment
    Care of Vulnerable Populations
    Nursing Management
    Professional Nursing A/B
    Holistic Care of Older Adults

    Hardest to Easiest Gen ED:
    State and Local Government (Texas)
    History I and II
    Brit Lit
    Technical Writing

    This is based on my experience. I took co-op for an elective and the only bad thing about it was a 5 page paper. I have heard that MED-TERM and Legacy are difficult because they are such a pain in the behind. MED TERM because of 50 questions in 30 minutes, and they are not all strictly multiple choice. Legacy because of the ridiculous assignments, lengthy discussion boards, and open-book quiz.
    I believe that Technical writing was the most enjoyable class.
    I am in Capstone at this time and will be done in Dec '13.
  7. by   Minch
    Can anyone tell me who to contact about TNCC counting toward the elective. I have both TNCC and ENPC and have been told that neither will count. The inconsistency is rather frustrating. Clearly they haven't taken these, I thought the pediatric trauma was a lot of work.
  8. by   robin0730
    Hi everyone! My daughter and I both have started UTA's RN-BSN program. We are trying to take 2 classes at same time and need insight - would taking Federal Govt and Texas State Govt at the same time be too difficult? We both work full time jobs. I do agree that the Technical Writing class is easiest and most enjoyable so far. By the way, she took Sociology and a History (post 1865) at same time; got B's; so doable! I personally work in managed care at an 8-5 M-F job and would like to take Fed Govt and Texas State at same time so any insight is definitely appreciated.
  9. by   robin0730
    How is it going in your program? I just started last month and I would like advice on what classes I can take at the same time. Did you ever take 2 at a time? If so, which ones? Thank you! Robin
  10. by   robin0730
    You mentioned you doubled up throughout the program. Were you working full time? Did you complete the program? . . .
  11. by   Jules0612
    My official first post! I am currently enrolled at UTA and just finished HIST 1312, it was a lot of work! My next class is Art and POLS 1312. Can anyone tell me how involved TX government will be? After reading some of the previous comments it sounds like it is similar to HIST 1312? Any comments about Art?
  12. by   lorren2002
    Hi Jules0612,

    When you say that Hist 1312 was a lot of work, what was the most time consuming or difficult part? Was it papers, exams, discussion questions? I just completed Texas government. I didn't think it was too bad. I had about 5 discussion questions, 5 exams, one power point presentation, and 1 research paper. Most of the exam questions were from the lectures and few questions were from the textbook.
  13. by   Jules0612
    Hi Lorren2002,

    Thanks for the info on Texas government. Hist 1312 requires a lot of time, it is not difficult material, just a lot of it. There are four units, each divided over 2 weeks. Each unit has the same four assignments. The first assignment is an individual writing assignment which consists of a 2-3 page essay. The second assignment of each unit is writing a paragraph and posting it to the discussion board. The third assignment is participating in another discussion board. The last assignment of each unit is another short essay. During the last two units you must use Turabian citation style and the "rule of 3" thesis rule (3 pieces of evidence to support your thesis). There are 2 tests, 45 points each. The questions are pulled from a larger database, so no 2 tests are alike. Your grade is based 75% on the writing exercises and 25% on the tests. Each unit you will read about 30 pages from the textbook and two chapters in another book called Clashes of Will. You are also assigned to read the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair during Unit 2. The lectures are videos online. There are also various primary documents to read for each unit that are found online. You will also have assigned videos to watch that range from a couple of minutes to over an hour. Overall, just a lot of information to cover. Once I got the hang of the flow of the assignments it went pretty smoothly. So far it is the most time I have spent on a class.