Help debating on UTA 4/8/13 - page 2

Hello Allnurses! I need your help. I am interested in starting the RN-BSN pgm on April 8th 2013. The deadline to turn in all paperwork/transcripts etc. is March 4th. This is where you guys come in.?.? Can you please give me... Read More

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    Does anyone know how the financial aid process works? Does it happen pretty swiftly post Fasfa? are they prompt/ Can I look fwd to loans being approved this close to the start date 2/25/13?????? My advisor called me the other day and said she was gonna email a link but I never received it. Advice is welcomed please. Thanks

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    Quote from ScarletFire

    I have not gone through the program; I am in the middle of it. Just started another class yesterday. I started last August and will be finished this coming August. BTW, there are many forums here discussing the answers to your questions; you just have to sift through them and read a lot. Last summer when I was in your position, I took about a week to research as many programs as I could using the schools' web sites, and posts here on allnurses. I read hundreds of posts. One thread had over 700 posts and I read every one of them. Yes, it took time, but at the end, I had at least some idea about each school so I could compare. BUT, you will never understand the school and the classes fully until you are in it, I'm sorry to tell you. Given the fact that it is affordable, reputable, speedy, no clinical requirement, and completely on-line makes it worth considering. For me, those were the requirements I wanted, so I didn't have trouble making the decision. I don't know what your personal requirements are. Only you do. Remember, though, no program is perfect. And I will tell you now that you will be frustrated at times both with the class and with your advisor and AC. Some of the assignments will drive you crazy. You may shed a few tears during this ordeal. It is not going to be a walk in the park; but it isn't the hardest thing you ever did in your life, either. And, think of this: the pain is only temporary. And at the end of the road, you will have your diploma in hand, so it will be worth it. I'm glad you applied, but you can still look around at some other programs just to compare and you might even want to apply to several right now and decide for sure once you are in and know what classes you have to take. Here are a few you could look at: Western Governor's University, Jacksonville University, Ohio University, Grand Canyon University, to name a few. Then, there are also the "for-profit" schools such as Univ of Phoenix, Chamberlain School of Nursing. After you look carefully at all of these, you can make an informed decision that you will be happy with.
    *Thanks so much for your response. Your post was very informative and it played an essential role in my decision making. I will be beginning the program 4/8/13 and I can't wait to begin. Thanks so much for your feedback!
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    No clinical? Says who? Clinical is 2 days a week throughout the program...
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    Quote from GeauxNursing
    No clinical? Says who? Clinical is 2 days a week throughout the program...
    Really? I'm half way through and I have yet to do any clinical rotations. Are you sure you aren't referring to a different program. this is the RN to BSN on-line program.
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    Ahh rn. My apologies.

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