The University of Texas at Arlington - page 9

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  dirvin1190 profile page
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    I have taken ENG Composition II (5 week class) , Professional Nusing A and B (part A and B are 5 weeks each with a one week break inbetween, but are one class) US HIST I and US HIST II (eight week class) starting POLS 2311 next week (eight week class) it looks from the syllabus only to be quizzes and tests, no papers. History I and II had a lot of extra projects with them, and I quit reading the textbook for US History II, I just used the rest of the materials, and reading the book took too much time.
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  3. Visit  dkbmommy profile page
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    Was History I very intense? Did it have any papers? I know you said there were projects. Also, how insense was Prof Nursing A? Can it be done with College Algebra you think? Is Prof Nursing B doable with History I?
  4. Visit  dirvin1190 profile page
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    History I had a comprehensive final essay (last week of class) a powerpoint presentation (I was clueless about powerpoint, much easier for History II), a document project (week 4) that was a worksheet on a piece of literature you have to read, and how it relates to other areas you have been studying, and a group project where a learning community has to do a group wiki post) and pick a group leader that is willing to edit all the submissions from the group and post the final project). History II was not so bad because I was used to the format from Part I but you do have to read Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle and do a document worksheet on it. I listened to the audiobook but it was 13 hours long.
    Professional Nursing A and B were interesting, you do a paper in steps that follows you through parts A and B, and must be good at using the UTA Library for database searching. I spent a lot of hours on that class, it was interesting but intense, I am glad I didn't take any other class with it. If you work full time, as most of us do that was a challenging class, but I did get an A (one grade for the entire class). I bought the APA handbook and had never done a paper with APA format before so that was difficult for me.
  5. Visit  dkbmommy profile page
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    Thnks for responding. I do work full time +. I know I'll have to cut back on OT to get this done. I'm figuring that the Algebra should be pretty straight forward. I already have algebra but they didn't accept it, I guess because it was from a community college, idk.
  6. Visit  RNTriathlete profile page
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    Hi, I am hoping someone here can give me advice on course seletction for January. I am currently enrolled in Professional Nursing B and Pols 2312 (Texas Govt). The Pols class is more work than I expected, but it is going well. We have 5 tests and I am trying to take them in advanced to make my schedule easier in December when I will finally start my first nursing job. My course map lists Holistic Health Assessment and an Upper Division Nursing elective for January. Can someone please tell me what they thought of these classes? So far all the work has been busy but manageable, but I am nervous how hard it will be when I am working. (I have a very busy family life that also takes a lot of time). However, I worry if I don't double up the whole process will drag out forever!

    Any advice would be appreciated!
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    Quote from RNTriathlete
    Hi, I am hoping someone here can give me advice on course seletction for January. I am currently enrolled in Professional Nursing B and Pols 2312 (Texas Govt). The Pols class is more work than I expected, but it is going well. We have 5 tests and I am trying to take them in advanced to make my schedule easier in December when I will finally start my first nursing job. My course map lists Holistic Health Assessment and an Upper Division Nursing elective for January. Can someone please tell me what they thought of these classes? So far all the work has been busy but manageable, but I am nervous how hard it will be when I am working. (I have a very busy family life that also takes a lot of time). However, I worry if I don't double up the whole process will drag out forever!

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Can you take two nursing classes at the same time? I'm registered for Holistic health beginning on 2/27. Then Health promotion on 4/9.
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    Quote from kcdunlap
    Can you take two nursing classes at the same time? I'm registered for Holistic health beginning on 2/27. Then Health promotion on 4/9.
    My understanding is that you can take two nurses classes at the same time. I have not tried to register for them yet, but I do not see why it would be an issue. I think they key is looking at the schedule because not every course is offered each time. My plan has always been to double up but if I do that I won't have any breaks since the 8 week pre-req courses overlap the nursing classes. I hope someone can chime in with advice on the future nurses classes, in particular which ones are better to take on their own.

    Good luck starting! I think you will be happy with the program.
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    Quote from RNTriathlete
    My understanding is that you can take two nurses classes at the same time. I have not tried to register for them yet, but I do not see why it would be an issue. I think they key is looking at the schedule because not every course is offered each time. My plan has always been to double up but if I do that I won't have any breaks since the 8 week pre-req courses overlap the nursing classes. I hope someone can chime in with advice on the future nurses classes, in particular which ones are better to take on their own.

    Good luck starting! I think you will be happy with the program.
    Thanks. That would definitely make things go quicker. I might consider it in the summer. As a new nurse I'm not sure I want to tackle 2 nursing classes in 5 weeks until I get a better handle on family, working, school. I'm just starting this semester.

    I have Math 1308 and Nurs 3645A for the fall and Nurs 3645B first 5 weeks of Spring. After that I only have the 7 nursing classes and the 2 electives (which look to be work related) to complete. If I could double up a nursing class once or twice I would definitely finish next fall..Thanks for the food for thought...
  10. Visit  chybabe profile page
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    I have taken 4 nursing classes and enrolled in the 5th one now. So far the most difficult was Care of the Vulnerable populations!!! It was very intense and we all spent hours researching on community health topics and the quizzes were not fun either but it is doable. Prof Nursing A & B was fun and so was Care of the older adults. Ill have to add that the general ed classes are very detailed especially hist 1311 and 1312, 1311 was quite confusing to most students but after a couple of weeks, you'll get the hang of it, making 1312 quite easy. I believe you could take 2 nursing classes at a time but check with your advisor if any doubts. I have been doubling up with 1 general ed and 1 nursing class but as mentioned above, they overlap and it could get quite tiring, especially if you work fulltime. So far, I love UTA but can't wait to finish!
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    Quote from chybabe
    I have taken 4 nursing classes and enrolled in the 5th one now. So far the most difficult was Care of the Vulnerable populations!!! It was very intense and we all spent hours researching on community health topics and the quizzes were not fun either but it is doable. Prof Nursing A & B was fun and so was Care of the older adults. Ill have to add that the general ed classes are very detailed especially hist 1311 and 1312, 1311 was quite confusing to most students but after a couple of weeks, you'll get the hang of it, making 1312 quite easy. I believe you could take 2 nursing classes at a time but check with your advisor if any doubts. I have been doubling up with 1 general ed and 1 nursing class but as mentioned above, they overlap and it could get quite tiring, especially if you work fulltime. So far, I love UTA but can't wait to finish!
    Thanks for the thoughts on the Nursing classes. Fortunately I don't have to take any additional class except the Math 1308. Once I feel comfortable I might ask my advisor about doubling up classes. Good Luck
  12. Visit  RNTriathlete profile page
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    Quote from chybabe
    I have taken 4 nursing classes and enrolled in the 5th one now. So far the most difficult was Care of the Vulnerable populations!!! It was very intense and we all spent hours researching on community health topics and the quizzes were not fun either but it is doable. Prof Nursing A & B was fun and so was Care of the older adults. Ill have to add that the general ed classes are very detailed especially hist 1311 and 1312, 1311 was quite confusing to most students but after a couple of weeks, you'll get the hang of it, making 1312 quite easy. I believe you could take 2 nursing classes at a time but check with your advisor if any doubts. I have been doubling up with 1 general ed and 1 nursing class but as mentioned above, they overlap and it could get quite tiring, especially if you work fulltime. So far, I love UTA but can't wait to finish!
    Thanks for the advice. I am in Texas Govt now (2312) and so far it is good. I have been trying to get ahead on the tests so that December will be easier for me. Maybe when I take Care of Vulnerable populations I will take a gen ed class instead of a nursing one. Of the three I have left: U.S. Govt, Art Appreciation, Literature, does anyone think one was easier than the rest?
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    Quote from RNTriathlete
    Thanks for the advice. I am in Texas Govt now (2312) and so far it is good. I have been trying to get ahead on the tests so that December will be easier for me. Maybe when I take Care of Vulnerable populations I will take a gen ed class instead of a nursing one. Of the three I have left: U.S. Govt, Art Appreciation, Literature, does anyone think one was easier than the rest?
    In my opinion, U.S Govt was quite easy. You just listen to the lectures and take notes, some bunch of online homework I believe and a comprehensive final. Don't know about Literature and Art appreciation as I took them before UTA. How is the TX govt class? Is it tough? Not sure cos I am not in the state of TX so Im kind of wondering what it is all about. Thanks!
  14. Visit  RNTriathlete profile page
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    I am in California so I had limited understanding of Texas politics. The class has 5 online exams, 1 discussion post each week with the required 2-3 responses, a short power point project (crazy easy) and a five page paper. I have taken 2 exams and they were fine. I took lots of notes from the readings and the practice tests and did well. I have not started the paper yet. Tons of students take this class because high school can also take it to receive credit. I swear I can tell which posts are written by nurses and which by high school students. I am trying to wrap up the class early, so I am doing more work each week than required. Because of this is feels pretty busy.


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