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The University of Texas at Arlington - page 6

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  chuckster profile page
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    ok latest from ut-a. they are insisting that i retake intro to psych. guess which catalog description is the one from the course i'm asking to be transfered in (and that they refuse to accept) and which is the ut-a course:

    [font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif]psyc 1315 introduction to psychology [font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif](3-0) the fundamental methods and content of scientific psychology. concentration on the understanding of basic principles.


    [font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif]psy 001 - psychology of human behavior i[font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif] (3 s. h.)
    [font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif]designed to give the student some understanding of individual behavior. consideration is given to such processes as human development, motivation, learning perception and adjustment. attention will be directed toward those insights which psychology can bring to bear on the understanding of man and his relationship to his physical and social environment, with emphasis on the social science aspects .
    [font=trebuchet ms, trebuchet ms, sans-serif]note: psychology i is prerequisite for all the following psychology courses. it satisfies the basic studies requirement in psychology. for psychology majors, it is the first half of the requried year course and should be followed by psychology ii.
    Last edit by chuckster on May 18, '11
  2. Visit  ICURN099 profile page
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    I have also had many issues with UTA. My advisor has only contacted me once in the past 2.5 weeks and that was a "yes" in respone to my message asking him "did you recieve the forward from ...". He also asked me if I was currently an RN, which was after I sent an email explaining my academic and professional history, and it stated "I am currently a Registered Nurse..." in the FIRST line!!! Ugh, i'm so frustrated!

    I have everything ready to attend WGU, but am concerned about the B average max 3.0 GPA. I plan to attend a CRNA program and don't want that to be an issue. I contacted the school I am pursuing for CRNA regarding WGU, and they said as long as it is clearly stated in their curriculum that a "pass" rating = 3.0, then they don't see why it should be a problem. I don't know if I am comfortable risking my entrie RN-BSN education on that response alone.
  3. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    Glad to hear that it's not just me who's had difficulty with the UT-A process. I don't understand their reluctance to use the catalog descriptions of the courses during the evaluation process - their decicisons on equivalancy appear to be based solely on the course title. Perhaps they are just overwhelmed with applications and as a result, cannot devote the time needed for a thorough evaluation.

    At this stage, I've put UT-A on the back burner and am considering other options.
  4. Visit  DesertRN2 profile page
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    Quote from ICURN099
    I have also had many issues with UTA. My advisor has only contacted me once in the past 2.5 weeks and that was a "yes" in respone to my message asking him "did you recieve the forward from ...". He also asked me if I was currently an RN, which was after I sent an email explaining my academic and professional history, and it stated "I am currently a Registered Nurse..." in the FIRST line!!! Ugh, i'm so frustrated!

    I have everything ready to attend WGU, but am concerned about the B average max 3.0 GPA. I plan to attend a CRNA program and don't want that to be an issue. I contacted the school I am pursuing for CRNA regarding WGU, and they said as long as it is clearly stated in their curriculum that a "pass" rating = 3.0, then they don't see why it should be a problem. I don't know if I am comfortable risking my entrie RN-BSN education on that response alone.
    Yes I agree, not sure how WGU grades and will it be accepted elsewhere. I looked in UT-A but they wanted 5 more classes out of me, plus the nursing classes. I went with Arizona State University , they are a bit more cost wise, not as much as UofP, and there classes are 1-2 every 7 weeks all online...no out of state tuition for online programs.
  5. Visit  Overland1 profile page
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    ALso decided to hold off on UT-A; some better alternatives are apparently available.
  6. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    A further caution on UT-A: They recently raised their tuition quite considerably.

    Tuition for the nursing classes was just over $201 per credit and is now at $275. I'm not certain if tuition has also been increased for the non-nursing classes. I frankly suspect that it too has gone up and is one reason that they are insisting that I retake so many non-nursing courses (they are requiring 7 additional classes in my case).
  7. Visit  Mandinoel profile page
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    Don't take them at UTA! Take them somewhere less expensive, like a community college -- if you're in Tarrant County, go to TCC, whose tuition is $50 a credit hr. ALL of my nursing pre-req courses transferred from TCC (except the 3 nursing courses which I did take at UTA)... I'm sure you have considered doing this already, but just thought I'd throw it out there!
  8. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    Quote from Mandinoel
    Don't take them at UTA! Take them somewhere less expensive, like a community college -- if you're in Tarrant County, go to TCC, whose tuition is $50 a credit hr. ALL of my nursing pre-req courses transferred from TCC (except the 3 nursing courses which I did take at UTA)... I'm sure you have considered doing this already, but just thought I'd throw it out there!
    Thanks Mandinoel but I don't intend to take any courses at all at UT-A.

    While I don't have any issues with taking another US history course (I only have one) and poli sci (my poli sci course is in American Constitutional Law) and the Texas history/politics course (which is unique to Texas and only really offered at Texas schools), after completing an ADN, a BA and an MBA - over 300 credits of both undergrad and grad college courses - I'm not willing to take (or more correctly re-take for some) the many additional undergrad non-nursing courses UT-A is insisting on.

    One example: UT-A is insisting I take Tech Writing while ignoring my many courses with a much more significant research and writing component than ENGL 3373. Another: While accepting my Dev Psych course (for which Pysch 101 is a prereq - as it is for the other 4 Psych classes I've taken) they are requiring me to re-take Psych 101. While they haven't provided a reason for this, I can only guess it's because my basic psych class was titled Human Behavior I - Psych 001. I had the chairman of the Psych dept from my alma mater send UT-A a letter along with the catalog description, both of which provided more than ample evidence that the content of Psych 001 was actually signficantly more comprehensive than the UT-A eqivalent but the advisor still insisted that a take the intro to pysch course at UT-A.

    This is beyond ridiculous and I will either go to another, more reasonable RN-BSN program or possibly directly to a second degree RN-MSN program.
  9. Visit  Mandinoel profile page
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    You are not the first person I have heard the same complaints from. I most recently heard about somebody being told in their LAST semester of nursing school at UTA that they needed like 5 pre-req courses that the school aparently missed. They had clepped out of a couple of them, but in this last semester, UTA decided the clep grade wasn't high enough. The others were just "oversights" before they were admitted into the program! I REALLY hope that UTA doesn't pull this crap on me if I get in... I'm over the limit for frustration related to schools not having the right info. Good luck with your goals. If I already had my RN, I would DEFINITELY do the RN-MSN program... seems like a good idea.
  10. Visit  Mandinoel profile page
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    Oh, and this person has a master's already, too... so they obviously have completed the components required for the core curriculum...
  11. Visit  angelakarnes profile page
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    Has anyone applied for the Spring 2012 Start date for AP-BSN program?
  12. Visit  misspotsandpans profile page
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    So I am a student at UTA. I will be starting my second semester in the traditional program this Fall. I think the process of getting into UTA would be easier for you if you spoke to your nursing counselor. Bringing your transcripts helps a lot. Often they can tell you what is acceptable before the college receives your transcript. I know that the nursing programs strives to treat students fairly and follows the book with everyone. You can do some of the leg work yourself by looking at the BSN requirements and comparing your transcript with the equivalents for your particular college. I know the entrance process may be difficult to navigate but if you want a BSN you should be able to accomplish your goal without having to be guided every step of the way. You should drop off your transcripts in person to both the registrar and the college of nursing. Thursdays are for walk in advising, so show up early with your questions. The truth is UTA is in high demand. They cannot accommodate every special circumstance because it is not fair to the other applicants. Poke around the nursing website there is more information there than you might think. If your GPA is around 3.5 I would not get my hopes too high. The traditional program had 1300 applicants for Fall 2011 so GPAs as high as 3.7 were wait listed.
  13. Visit  alinino4 profile page
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    Quote from misspotsandpans
    So I am a student at UTA. I will be starting my second semester in the traditional program this Fall. I think the process of getting into UTA would be easier for you if you spoke to your nursing counselor. Bringing your transcripts helps a lot. Often they can tell you what is acceptable before the college receives your transcript. I know that the nursing programs strives to treat students fairly and follows the book with everyone. You can do some of the leg work yourself by looking at the BSN requirements and comparing your transcript with the equivalents for your particular college. I know the entrance process may be difficult to navigate but if you want a BSN you should be able to accomplish your goal without having to be guided every step of the way. You should drop off your transcripts in person to both the registrar and the college of nursing. Thursdays are for walk in advising, so show up early with your questions. The truth is UTA is in high demand. They cannot accommodate every special circumstance because it is not fair to the other applicants. Poke around the nursing website there is more information there than you might think. If your GPA is around 3.5 I would not get my hopes too high. The traditional program had 1300 applicants for Fall 2011 so GPAs as high as 3.7 were wait listed.
    When you are referring to the GPA for the traditional, are you referring to the science GPA or Prereq?

    Thanks!

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