Hi, I'm sorry no one has responded to your request. I'm kinda new so I didn't think I was expert enough to comment, but here it goes. I was in your shoes a year ago. Just applied to UTA and dying to find out if I could start my next step in life. I was accepted on 4/18/12. From there I had to take/retake classes to get ready for upper division nursing. When I was accepted they gave me a list that explained which transfer credit were accepted and which classes I needed to take at UTA. In my case I had 9 prerequisite classes I needed to complete before entering the nursing program. I was happy with what classes they took from my previous degree 18 years ago. I've heard of others that were not happy and could work it out with their advisor I'm 2.5 classes away from completing that list and anxiously awaiting to see if I've been accepted for fall 2013 APBSN.
I think this is an awesome program. Very do-able. I started off slow with just one class, A&P. This helped me get used to the online platform they use, get in the groove of studying again, and making sure to get high grades. My coaches and instructors have been fabulous and the more nurse-y the class the better the teachers are. Some classes offer e-books, but they are not free. I also found that I hate e-books. Its not like the fiction books on my kindle
, they are online and quite restrictive with features. But some folks like them. A typical class has reading, quizzes, and concocted discussion topic to post to a group (similar to this forum) each week. Some have papers (1-5 pages), some have mid-terms and finals. I have found all classes to be reasonable with my time.
I hope this has helped. If you have any other questions. Feel free to post. I'm sure more folks will join in.