Easiest and Toughest Classes In UT Arlington RN-BSN Program - page 4

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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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    Taking Medical Terminology with Prof. Nursing A/B is very doable. There are 3 or 4 (can't remember) 50 question multiple choice tests that comprise your grade. No other assignments besides the tests. The tests basically cover medical definitions.
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    Thank you so much Just1nRN
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    is it possible to finish the RN to BSN in less than 13 months if you have all the pre-reqs and all that is left is just the nursing classes?
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    Yes, but you'll need to take two nursing courses at a time (at one point I took two nursing courses and an elective for a total of three). To save time, you'll also probably want to use a national nursing certification in place of an elective (which I did). I was able to finish in 9 months.
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    Quote from Just1nRN
    Yes, but you'll need to take two nursing courses at a time (at one point I took two nursing courses and an elective for a total of three). To save time, you'll also probably want to use a national nursing certification in place of an elective (which I did). I was able to finish in 9 months.
    When you say a national nursing certification? What will count for that? Will my current LVN license count in for that? and Thanks for the response!
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    I'm not sure if you're currently enrolled as an LVN in an RN program and are thinking of continuing on with the RN-BSN at UTA? Or if you're already an RN with LVN experience who hopes that the LVN experience could be used in lieu of an elective? Keep in mind that UTA's program is only for RNs.

    Regardless, the national certifications that can be used in place of an elective are certifications like CCRN for critical care or CEN for ER nursing. You'll have to speak with an academic advisor for an exhaustive list. If you have one of these certs, you can send documentation to your academic advisor and pay $15 to get 3 hours of elective credit. If applicable, this can reduce the amount of time you spend taking courses at UTA. Most places of employment will reimburse you for exam fees and study materials and may even give you a reward/bonus for becoming certified in your speciality which is an added bonus as well.
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    Hi,

    it's now $25, not $15.
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    Ohh okay thanks for the info! I am an LVN who is about to finish the RN program and will be continuing on for RN to BSN in Feb. I guess it's worth a shot 25$ is still better than a few hundred for a class lol. Btw how much does a 3 hour credit class cost if y'all don't mind me asking?
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    Quote from ktlam
    Ohh okay thanks for the info! I am an LVN who is about to finish the RN program and will be continuing on for RN to BSN in Feb. I guess it's worth a shot 25$ is still better than a few hundred for a class lol. Btw how much does a 3 hour credit class cost if y'all don't mind me asking?
    Hi ktlam,

    check w/ your advisor about what you can use to substitute for the upper div elective. I used a PCCN certification. Don't know about an LVN license. you have to send some documentation showing your certification to your advisor and a few weeks later, someone from records and admissions will contact you to tell you to send $25. BTW, for gen classes, it is $168 per credit, so that is $504 per 3-credit class; nursing classes are $257 per credit. come join us.
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    Quote from ScarletFire
    Hi ktlam,check w/ your advisor about what you can use to substitute for the upper div elective. I used a PCCN certification. Don't know about an LVN license. you have to send some documentation showing your certification to your advisor and a few weeks later, someone from records and admissions will contact you to tell you to send $25. BTW, for gen classes, it is $168 per credit, so that is $504 per 3-credit class; nursing classes are $257 per credit. come join us.
    I'm sold submitted my application lol. Thanks for the advices and info


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