The University of Texas at Arlington - page 2

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-reqs it... Read More

  1. by   stevefl
    Thanks for the info
  2. by   muslimrn2B
    I believe you have to be in Texas. It's called an "academic partnership program". They have a partnership with hospitals around texas ( not just houston) that let you just do clinicals at thier hospital. The rest is online.
  3. by   VinceB
    thanks for the information about this program - i'm thinking to go in this direction having a BA degree in another field and my AA in nursing so would like to do the BSN thing as fast and inexpensive as possible for obvious reasons....degrees aren't cheap; etc...

    i hope they keep the info coming as i continue researching for the reasons cited above
  4. by   anissa
    you don't have to be in Texas to enter the program. I'm on the east coast and I'm in the AP program
  5. by   dirvin1190
    The general education courses are now $450.00 each, not $349.00 and if you are doing RN-BSN it's all online.

    All courses are NOT 5 weeks in length for general education they changed a lot to 8 or 15 week courses. Be sure to check with the school for most current information.
  6. by   anissa
    I have applied to this program last year and was accepted to the school, however, for whatever reason that NOBODY there can explain my transcripts were never evaluated nor was I issued a course map. In the meantime I finally received a transcript evaluation but nothing further. The AP partnership advisor is almost impossible to reach; either the phone cuts off in the middle of recording a message or like today, I was on hold for over 1 hour and still have not reached anybody.
    The department of nursing advisor did reply to one e-mail 2 weeks ago and since then nothing further. Messages left at the department secretary have not been returned; today all I get is a recording that states " please visit the website and thank you for calling the department of nursing. "
    And then they are astonished that one is frustrated! If this is the way UTA handles things in general I can only say that their service stinks! Incompetence or a "don't -give-a darn" attitude? Your guess is a good as mine!
  7. by   chybabe
    I am currently enrolled in this program and would be starting in 2 weeks. I have 6 general courses to take and then the RN-BSN courses. I was wondering if anyone has already started and how the classes are going. How easy/difficult are the classes? Im starting with Pol. science.
  8. by   Nightnurse2002
    Hello...I am also considering the RN to BSN with UTA and decided to check what others experience was before i commit....Anissa did you ever get resolve ...any improvement? Anyone else ever graduate from UTA? Thanks for any info
  9. by   dirvin1190
    For CHYBABE,
    I enrolled and just finished my first 5 week class very intense but doable. Every class has an academic coach assigned, (they communicate with you and grade your assignments). I have quite a few gen ed classes to complete, now started with Professional Nursing A and B. The advising office is difficult to get in contanct with emails and calls are returned in a not to timely fashion. I get a human on the line and MAKE them help me!
  10. by   chuckster
    I just sent applications to UT-A and OU. From what I can see, both schools have decent on-line programs that are essentially the same as their traditional classroom RN-BSN and both are among the least expensive alternatives. My eventual choice will boil down to the evaluation. I've completed 3 degrees (ADN, BA, MBA) and have coursework in engineering and information systems, so I hope that there are few gen ed requirements that I have to complete at either school.

    I know for sure that at UT-A, I will need to take Texas History (as will pretty much everyone with college degrees from institutions outside of that state) and one US History course (I have one - 20th century US history - but UT-A requires 2). I'm hoping that my writing courses (I have quite a number of them - composition such as prose and poetry, journalism. film writing, etc) will satisfy the Tech Writing requirement. And I'm also hoping either one of my 2 calculus classes or 3 graduate stat classes with satisfy the UT-A stat requirement (colleges are sometimes funny about giving you undergrad credit for graduate courses).

    If it's down to just the Texas and US History courses, my choice will probably be UT-A since that will be the less expensive route. Will post more as I progress through the admissions process. It's likely to take a while since they need to review transcripts from 9 schools.

    It's difficult to make an educated guess about the OU eval - they have nebulous requirements for things like Cross Cultural Perspectives and Fine Arts. I'm hoping the former will be satisfied by one of the anthro, soc or comparative religion courses I've had and the latter by one of my film classes. If I've satisfied all of the OU gen ed requirements, they will get the nod. For anyone interested, I started a separate thread ("Ohio University RN-BSN Program") and will post there about my experience with OU.
  11. by   chybabe
    to dirvin1190,

    thanks for the tips. i actualy started and so far so good. the program is excellent. i'm currently enrolled in american govt and my next class in 3 wks will be prof nursing a & b. how are the research papers in this class? do you work in groups or you have to write your own papers?
  12. by   dirvin1190
    I am in the third week of Prof. Nsg A and B and it's a lot of work, but the academic coach answers your questions really quick. I have never done papers in APA format so a little tough for me but okay. Just pick something that is interesting to you because you work with that topic continuously.
    Good luck,
  13. by   chuckster
    Quote from dirvin1190
    I am in the third week of Prof. Nsg A and B and it's a lot of work, but the academic coach answers your questions really quick. I have never done papers in APA format so a little tough for me but okay. Just pick something that is interesting to you because you work with that topic continuously.
    Good luck,
    There are some software aides that can auto-format your text and footnotes into APA (and MLA) format. One is called PERRLA and costs about $30. Haven't personally used it but have heard from others that it works well. I've alse heard that the newest version of MS Word offers limited help with APA formatting.

    I plan to invest in PERRLA or something similar when I start the RN-BSN program. Formatting will then be just one less thing to have to waste time on.