Easiest and Toughest Classes In UT Arlington RN-BSN Program - page 2

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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 the RN-BSN program to discuss... Read More


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    I am trying to decide if i want to apply to UTA, but i will have to take history 2, 2 government classes and technical writing. How difficult was the technical writing class? Is the amount of work required so far for you doable with working? Thank!!
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    Hello everyone,

    I'm getting ready to start at UTA online next month, so I wanted to join this group. I've never posted on this site before, so pardon me if I don't get it right.
    Sounds like we all should stick together to help one another as we go through the program since it doesn't seem like there is much support from the school, which is too bad. I appreciate all of the posts I've read so far. I just received my course map today, so I'm trying to decide what to take. I'm thinking Prof Nursing A/B along with one of those gov classes which it seems WE ALL have to take unless you are from TX. I'm from CA. Would love to meet up w/ others in my position so we can help each other along the way.
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    Quote from ScarletFire
    Hello everyone,

    I'm getting ready to start at UTA online next month, so I wanted to join this group. I've never posted on this site before, so pardon me if I don't get it right.
    Sounds like we all should stick together to help one another as we go through the program since it doesn't seem like there is much support from the school, which is too bad. I appreciate all of the posts I've read so far. I just received my course map today, so I'm trying to decide what to take. I'm thinking Prof Nursing A/B along with one of those gov classes which it seems WE ALL have to take unless you are from TX. I'm from CA. Would love to meet up w/ others in my position so we can help each other along the way.
    Welcome to the forum! Just some advice, if you need to take technical writing take it with prof nursing a/b. Those classes are required to take any of the other nursing classes. They are very do able to take together.

    I am also from CA and was dreading Texas gov but I did learn some interesting facts...
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    RN Triathlete,

    Thanks for the welcome and your advice. Actually, I don't have to take Tech Writing as I took that in a previous life. Right now I'm wondering about scheduling which days to work and which ones to have off in order to complete the assignments. We have self-scheduling at my job, so I can pretty much do what is best for me. Are the assignments due on any certain day of the week, or is it dependent upon the particular class? I work full time (3 12 hr days/week) which means I have no spare time for class stuff at all on work days. Also, how much time (approx) would I need in advance to complete the assignments? For example, if a paper is due on Sunday, could I do it in just a day or 2, or would I need more? Any info would be helpful.
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    For most of the classes, discussion board postings were due on Wednesdays, and assignments (more involved than the discussions) had to be posted by Saturday. Some classes will have discussions due on Thursdays and assignments due on Mondays. But..in general... you will have discussions due in the middle to end of the week and assignments due on sat/sun/mon.
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    Quote from Just1nRN
    For most of the classes, discussion board postings were due on Wednesdays, and assignments (more involved than the discussions) had to be posted by Saturday. Some classes will have discussions due on Thursdays and assignments due on Mondays. But..in general... you will have discussions due in the middle to end of the week and assignments due on sat/sun/mon.
    I see. thanks. this tells me there is really no good way for me to plan my work schedule. I will just have dive in and see how it goes. I'm getting nervous about how I'm going to do this but just knowing that others, (such as yourself) have done it, helps a lot. I have an urge to postpone my start date in Aug, but I know that thought just comes from fear and the sooner I start, the sooner I'll be done, so I'm going to be strong and just do it.
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    Just start it!!! Get it over with it. It's pretty annoying and time consuming, but easy. I would recommend working mon, tues, wed....the discussions/quizzes that are due earlier in the week are super easy and you could get them done after work.

    You'll want the weekend free to complete the assignments and turn them in Sunday, especially if you tend to procrastinate!

    This is the schedule that has worked for me.

    BTW, my course map doesn't mention Texas govt....only US History I & II and Poly Sci. Any thoughts? I wonder if it was overlooked.
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    Quote from registeredin06
    Just start it!!! Get it over with it. It's pretty annoying and time consuming, but easy. I would recommend working mon, tues, wed....the discussions/quizzes that are due earlier in the week are super easy and you could get them done after work.

    You'll want the weekend free to complete the assignments and turn them in Sunday, especially if you tend to procrastinate!

    This is the schedule that has worked for me.

    BTW, my course map doesn't mention Texas govt....only US History I & II and Poly Sci. Any thoughts? I wonder if it was overlooked.
    Thanks for the advice. At the moment I work Fri Sat Sun Mon or some variation on that but I could change to something else. We are required to work 3 weekends a month, however, and I can't change that. I guess I'll just see how it goes.
    I don't know why you don't have to take Tex gov. Unless you live in Texas, I can't imagine how you would have taken it before. Sounds like they overlooked it. good for you.
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    [QUOTE=registeredin06;6747727]Just start it!!! Get it over with it. It's pretty annoying and time consuming, but easy. I would recommend working mon, tues, wed....the discussions/quizzes that are due earlier in the week are super easy and you could get them done after work.

    You'll want the weekend free to complete the assignments and turn them in Sunday, especially if you tend to procrastinate!

    This is the schedule that has worked for me.

    BTW, my course map doesn't mention Texas govt....only US History I & II and Poly Sci. Any thoughts? I wonder if it was overlooked.[/QUOTE

    Hmmm ... interesting. Texas government is a Poly Sci class. I think the title is "State and Local Government." You might want to check on that.
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    [QUOTE=Just1nRN;6390140]I am currently enrolled in Health Assessment. The quizzes are extremely easy (I went ahead and took all 5 of them to get them over with, even though we're on week 2). The only difficult part seems that the subjective/objective data weekly assignments are like care plans when it comes to grading. The coach is very nit-picky taking off big points for minor things. Like not stating the patient has 10 fingers. Anyway...

    So far, I've taken Professional Nursing A/B, Older Adults, Health Promotion, and Medical Terminology as an elective. I used my nursing certification (PCCN) as my second elective.

    I am coming up on Research, Management, Vulnerable Populations, and Capstone.

    I have doubled up throughout the program and haven't encounted a problem yet.

    Do you mind ranking the classes that you've taken from easiest to hardest?
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    Hi Just1nRN,

    I'm getting ready to start classes Aug 13th after receiving my course map a few days ago. I, too, have PCCN certification but my advisor didn't seem to know what that is, which seemed surprising to me. I had to fax a copy of my certificate, letter from ACCN, and my certification card which I am told will be presented to the supervisor for evaluation. Did you have any trouble getting them to accept this?


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