The University of Texas at Arlington - page 16

I was considering going through this university for my RN- BSN.... The school claims the program is only 13 months and 6,450 if all you need are your core nursing classes... If you need pre recs... Read More

  1. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    Nightnurse2002, That stats class is tough! I took it in the Spring and failed it by two or so points, even though I watched the videos and worked some of the problems- not all, I didn't do as much as I could. At the time, 15% of the grade was quizzes, so my near passing grade had a lot to do with the 100% I would get on those. I basically bombed most of the tests.
    Second time around, I vowed to get a tutor, but I didn't. My heart fell when I learned they eliminated the quizzes, so the grade is solely based on 3 tests and a final- the final making 40% of the grade. The familiarity I had with the material helped the second time around. I haven't gotten the official grade, but I passed this time. Yet, it was really rough and if I would have failed it again, I would have just taken it at the local junior college this time because the format is not so great for a weak math learner.
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  3. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    Nightnurse2002, That stats class is tough! I took it in the Spring and failed it by two or so points, even though I watched the videos and worked some of the problems- not all, I didn't do as much as I could. At the time, 15% of the grade was quizzes, so my near passing grade had a lot to do with the 100% I would get on those. I basically bombed most of the tests.&nbsp;<br>Second time around, I vowed to get a tutor, but I didn't. My heart fell when I learned they eliminated the quizzes, so the grade is solely based on 3 tests and a final- the final making 40% of the grade. The familiarity I had with the material helped the second time around. I haven't gotten the official grade, but I passed this time. Yet, it was really rough and if I would have failed it again, I would have just taken it at the local junior college this time because the format is not so great for a weak math learner.<br><br>
  4. Visit  Nightnurse2002 profile page
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    Thanks for the info mercury ! If you are a strong math person then hopefully it will be a slight bit better hopefully I have been trying to get a copy of the syllabus to try and get an understanding of the assignment percentage and to get started on the assignments but no luck
  5. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    Hi all, I have just 3 classes left- Research, Leadership/Management and Capstone. I know how Research is, but I don't know much of anything about Leadership/Management. For those of you who have taken Management, can I take it with Research? I want to apply for graduation and be done before the end of the year. Thanks.
  6. Visit  kcdunlap profile page
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    Research is a nightmare because the entire thing is a group project and that can go either way depending on the group you have. On the other had I felt that Leadership/Management was a lot of busy work. Not super hard but a pain to complete. The lectures weren't always the best. One lecture in particular is on the Financial aspect of FTEs etc. the lecture is awful. I understood it and after our AC never responded to questions I ended up walking the class through the steps....Our AC was the worst I had for this class which made it that much more difficult. In the end I got a 97%.

    I took research with Vulnerable populations and I thought that combo must be the worst and I survived. So, Research an another class is doable if you focus.
  7. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    nightnurse2002- i can't pm you (too new to the forum). if you have your book already and want to look at what you'll be doing, here's the first week: read chapters 1 and 2 and do assignments: ch. 2 p. 20: 1-5, 7-8, 11-12, 14-15. and read chapter 3 and do ch. 3 p. 33: 1-8; p. 38: 1-4; p. 41: 1-2, 4; p. 44: 1-2; p. 46: 1-2; p. 50: 4-9. each week is split in half and each half focuses on something different.

    i bought my book from ebay. it has a different isbn as it was published in india, but the text is exactly the same. saved a bunch of money doing that. you also need to order math 1308 course pack for statistics(supplemental note packet) from the uta online bookstore.
  8. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    Thanks kcdunlap. I have known more than one individual who has had to drop Research because of unplanned issues with the group dynamic. That's all the more reason why I'll probably double up- if I have to drop, I can probably take it the next session and still finish Capstone before the end of the year.
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    Quote from mercurytx
    Thanks kcdunlap. I have known more than one individual who has had to drop Research because of unplanned issues with the group dynamic. That's all the more reason why I'll probably double up- if I have to drop, I can probably take it the next session and still finish Capstone before the end of the year.
    I would throw a holy fit before a drop that research class because of the group dynamics....that is ridiculous. The work is useless the way it is set up because the student only focuses on their portion and doesn't learn they other part of the research project.
  10. Visit  Nightnurse2002 profile page
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    i am on final week of n4455 leadership/mgmt its not bad
  11. Visit  Nightnurse2002 profile page
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    Thanks Mercurytx!! i am on fb at charene adams if you want any help with leadership/mgmt
    i have had the book for two months looking at it and i rent mine from chegg its so convenient!! i have the suppl note pack as well thanks so much i have a week off will be working ahead while in Curacao isn't that gonna be fun!! lol
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  12. Visit  mercurytx profile page
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    Haha, kcdunlap! For all the "holy fits" I have thrown this past 13 months while a student at UT Arlington, what has that accomplished me? Not a whole lot.

    Seemingly ridiculous grades for assignments I thought were great? Shut down.

    Class descriptions that don't mention prerequisites and result in being bumped and losing six weeks- Uh, yeah, no exceptions even though I had been registered and paid for weeks AND my counselor didn't catch it even though I had asked her to look at my registration. As a bonus, no admittance to a replacement class since it was "too late."

    I did throw one fit that changed something- followed the chain of command after I had had enough of my counselor being the opposite of helpful. I was assigned a new counselor when I spoke to their boss with my complaints. She was a consummate customer service professional and admitted to no failure in their system or staff- that was lame, but I got what I needed her to give me- which was a new staff person to work with.
    Last edit by mercurytx on Aug 1, '12 : Reason: missing word
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  13. Visit  vle4 profile page
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    This is my last week in the research course. Sometimes it can be a pain waiting for other group members to do their part or wait for a response for an assignment. I'm so glad it's almost over with this class. I'd rather do the assignments individually. This fall I'll be taking an elective co-op class, vulnerable populations, capstone, and govt. I haven't had any other problems with the program. I'm just ready to finish the program.
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  14. Visit  Nightnurse2002 profile page
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    Mercury i agree with you on the grading of assignments that were great being graded badly, i complained about the advisor to no end and didnt she end up being the advisor in my next class! smh


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