Easiest and Toughest Classes In UT Arlington RN-BSN Program - page 6

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. Visit  1girlee profile page
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    Thanks for the Texas History info., I am glad I decided to just wait and take this class after I am done with the core nursing classes. I don't want to be bothered with all the busy work of that class, I just want to focus on finally getting done with the cores. Last year after 2 classes I decided to take a break for the summer. Well now it's a year later and I need to get motivated and just finish what I started to get the BSN. It's not hard, it just takes on average 10 -12 hours a week to complete all the assignments, tests, reading ect... I usually use my sleep time to do the class, because I am terribly busy otherwise with family when I am home.
    I need to figure out a time schedule to finally finish the last 7 nursing classes and govt.
    For anyone trying to decide on RN-BSN: online is the way to go, UTA is reasonable priced, and there are only 10 core classes, consisting of 5 week long classes, except the 1st and the last class are longer than 5 weeks....I think 12 or 15 weeks...I can't remember since it was a year ago that I took the 1st class. But really I am so glad there are NO clinicals!
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  3. Visit  susie2864 profile page
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    Research should be taken alone. Very, very hard class.
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  4. Visit  Hollydawg profile page
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    Sure would appreciate some support/feedback. I have applied to Texas- Arlington - but have just had them review my transcript and it was a huge let down. I have a BBA that I finished in 1987, and an ASN that I finished in '94. About the only thing that was accepted was the beginning 2 English classes, Algebra, Statistics, one Psychology and one Sociology. They DID NOT accept my 2 A&P's and Micro. I know it has been years (the A&P and Micro were in 1994). I also thought my 3 humanities would work for the 3 upper level English classes (the course descriptions were very similar to my classes). Anyway, I cannot believe after having the education I have and 20 years of nursing I feel like I am having to remediate by repeating so many prerequisites. (am I whining???) Ok, seriously I am 53 years old. I just am trying to figure out if the last 15ish years of my career is worth this. Though one hospital (Magnet status) pretty much will only hire BSN's, I wouldn't say I was out of the market. My job is secure. Mostly all the BSN will do is open a few more doors in the way of other positions (though I am NOT interested in management). Anyone want to try to make the old nurse feel better?
  5. Visit  MikeH2013 profile page
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    Quote from Just1nRN
    The coach is very nit-picky taking off big points for minor things. Like not stating the patient has 10 fingers. Anyway...


    Do you mind ranking the classes that you've taken from easiest to hardest?
    So Far...

    1. Nursing Elective - 3309 Med Terminology (cakewalk to an A)
    2. Health Promotion (Easy A)
    3. RN-BSN Professional Nursing (Bit of work, but if you're a halfway decent writer, not too hard)
    4. forgetting something here... list is off the top of my head.
    5. Holistic Care of the Older Adult (Time consuming)
    6. Holistic Health Assessment (A Nightmare on UTA Street... nine, ten, never sleep again)
    7. Nursing Research (7th Circle of Hell as M. Brickle eloquently put it)

    3 more to go to graduation. Don't know about Capstone, Leadership, or Vulnerable Populations. Heard Leadership is a bit heavy on the time side, but not that hard.
  6. Visit  MikeH2013 profile page
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    Quote from 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?
    Texas Government isn't so much about the depth and breadth of the course, it will be fighting slipping into a coma from boredom that will be your greatest challenge.
  7. Visit  wrwtex profile page
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    How was Brit Literature? I was thinking about doubling it up with POLS 2312 (Texas Gov). I was also considering American Literature. I just want to be done. I'm done with all my nursing classes except for the Capstone of course. I'm so ready to be done. Also, was you lit class a 5 week class? I'm not sure if I only registered for half the class or what. Sorry for all the questions.

    Thanks
  8. Visit  LakeEmerald profile page
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    Mike H - to finish your list: Capstone and Leadership are fine. Vulnerable is a major pain - very writing and research intensive. Hours and hours of writing. BTW, unless you are a whiz, college algebra is a killer, esp over 8 weeks. Unless you have lots and lots of time on your hands, take it alone. There are 15 week and 11 week algebras, too.
  9. Visit  SpookySqueeek profile page
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    Ok, right now I'm taking Holistic Health Assessment and Health Promotion together. Neither one is really hard, in my opinion, and I currently have A's, but Assessment in particular is time consuming and I'm finding it hard to get everything done on time while also working full time (non-nursing job). If I want to finish by December, I'll have to take Research and Care of Vulnerable Population together. I've heard Research is hard, and that both of these are time consuming, so I'm concerned that won't be a realistic option if I'm still working full time. Ultimately, school comes before work, so I can actually get a nursing job. What do you guys think?
  10. Visit  Mar RN profile page
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    Quote from SpookySqueeek
    Ok, right now I'm taking Holistic Health Assessment and Health Promotion together. Neither one is really hard, in my opinion, and I currently have A's, but Assessment in particular is time consuming and I'm finding it hard to get everything done on time while also working full time (non-nursing job). If I want to finish by December, I'll have to take Research and Care of Vulnerable Population together. I've heard Research is hard, and that both of these are time consuming, so I'm concerned that won't be a realistic option if I'm still working full time. Ultimately, school comes before work, so I can actually get a nursing job. What do you guys think?
    Also in the same boat. I am looking at taking research and vulnerable population together in the 1st half of summer. This leaves me with just capstone. I am currently taking leadership and holistic health assessment. I am managing A's in both classes while also working full time and buying a new home n addition to moving all within the last two weeks. But even with all this i am still hesitant on taking research and vulnerable populations together.
  11. Visit  sarahw2 profile page
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    I have all of the nursing classes left to take, except for Prof A&B. Which classes would you suggest I take together so I may finish my degree earlier than I would if I took them one at a time?
  12. Visit  moiram profile page
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    what was your best schedule? or what things worked together for you? I just finished Prof Nursing A/B and I only have nursing classes left.
  13. Visit  MBrickle profile page
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    Quote from Mar RN
    Also in the same boat. I am looking at taking research and vulnerable population together in the 1st half of summer. This leaves me with just capstone. I am currently taking leadership and holistic health assessment. I am managing A's in both classes while also working full time and buying a new home n addition to moving all within the last two weeks. But even with all this i am still hesitant on taking research and vulnerable populations together.
    Research is beyond awful. I had a decent group and easily spent 40 hours a week on it. I felt that vulnerable was ok, but the week 2 assignment took me about 28 hours. So, if you can call out of work that week, that's what I would do.
  14. Visit  MBrickle profile page
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    Assessment is easy but time consuming and requires great detail.

    Research is awful. Just awful. With a good group you are looking at 30 hrs/week of work up to 50+ with a bad group. There are many bad groups.

    Week 2 in vulnerable is tricky but the class is easy overall.

    Easiest: health promotion, holistic health of the adult.


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