I'm not familiar with their specific curriculum, but I am a 2X grad (BSN from San Antonio, MSN from Houston) of the UT system - so I imagine it's all about learning to write APA style. Is this right? If so, have you already purchased your APA manual/style guide?
If you have never had to write this way before it does seem really weird. Microsoft Word just hates it - LOL, you'll have to turn off your grammar
checker. Everything must be passive voice - no first or second person EVER. All assertions must have a reference - basically, the writer knows nothing - everything must be drawn from other sources. On the 'plus' side - citations are much easier than other writing formats. If you haven't already done so, go to the library & check out some Master's theses or doctoral dissertations - read through them to get an idea of the writing style.
Heck - you'll be doing it in no time at all. It just takes a while to get used to it.
Good Luck & keep us posted here at AN. I frequently am asked to help people choose a nursing program & I'm really interested in your impressions of UT-A.