The University of Texas at Arlington - page 15

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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 it's can still take you as little... Read More


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    Hey, I will be starting UTA on Jan 30. Im taking Art. I will post how what I think as I progress thru the program. In Feb, I will be taking Prof A & B anf technical writing.
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    Quote from jadiva28_RN
    Hey, I will be starting UTA on Jan 30. Im taking Art. I will post how what I think as I progress thru the program. In Feb, I will be taking Prof A & B anf technical writing.
    I am also going to be starting Art next week, hopefully it will not be too bad. I am taking the Assessment class right now so I will be doubling up next week. You will be very busy in Feb with three classes at once! I think it is manageble, but busy.
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    Ive started my second semester in the RN-BSN program. My first sem was Texas govt and Technical Writing. This semester, I have Professional nursing A and B, Algebra, and Federal govt. 3 classes is manageable. I also work 3 12.5 hour dayshifts in the ICU. I do not have kids and I have social life.

    I am planning on tripling up my classes as much as I can. I only have History and Psych left for pre-reqs as well as my nursing classes. I have my CCRN certification, so I won't have to take a nursing elective course.

    Has anyone completed this RN-BSN program in 8-9 months?
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    Quote from Gemi523
    Ive started my second semester in the RN-BSN program. My first sem was Texas govt and Technical Writing. This semester, I have Professional nursing A and B, Algebra, and Federal govt. 3 classes is manageable. I also work 3 12.5 hour dayshifts in the ICU. I do not have kids and I have social life.

    I am planning on tripling up my classes as much as I can. I only have History and Psych left for pre-reqs as well as my nursing classes. I have my CCRN certification, so I won't have to take a nursing elective course.

    Has anyone completed this RN-BSN program in 8-9 months?
    I started Oct 2011 for a stats class and then Nov 2011 start for Prof nursing A. I figure I will be finished end of July 2012. I'm taking a double for the this 5 week and the following 2. I'm fortunate to only have needed the nursing classes plus one stats class. So, it will take me approx 8-9 months.
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    could someone please help me.i am havinf a hard time finding an online pmhnp program i need help please!
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    I am interested in this program as well. How do you guys like it so far? I have a couple of questions for anyone who can answer them, I know I should ask the advisor, but I can't seem to get ahold of them at the moment.

    1. Someone told me you need to be an RN for a year before you can get into the program. I told them they were crazy, I haven't read this anywhere, any ideas?

    2. Do they accept most applicants, I am going to apply, but I don't want to take the Intro to Nursing, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology courses and then be waitlisted for 6 months.

    3. On the website it says the program cannot be completed in less than 13 months. I figured if you have all your general education courses done and doubled up on classes you would be able to do it, any input?

    Thanks to anyone who can take the time to help me out.
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    Chybabe,

    How hard was Care of the Vulnerable Populations? Did you use your community book alot during the course? I'm trying to figure out whether I should purchase the book or not. Please get back to me I have so many questions..

    rachigwe@gmail.com
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    Quote from commonsense
    I am interested in this program as well. How do you guys like it so far? I have a couple of questions for anyone who can answer them, I know I should ask the advisor, but I can't seem to get ahold of them at the moment.

    1. Someone told me you need to be an RN for a year before you can get into the program. I told them they were crazy, I haven't read this anywhere, any ideas?

    2. Do they accept most applicants, I am going to apply, but I don't want to take the Intro to Nursing, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology courses and then be waitlisted for 6 months.

    3. On the website it says the program cannot be completed in less than 13 months. I figured if you have all your general education courses done and doubled up on classes you would be able to do it, any input?

    Thanks to anyone who can take the time to help me out.
    1. I passed my NCLEX about 4 days into my first class and I didn't have a job until 4 months later.

    2. Are you talking about the RN-BSN program? Those were all course I took during my ASN degree and didn't need to retake before starting this program.

    3. I had all but 2 core classes and then the 9 nursing classes - I will be finished in 10 months.(fingerscrossed)
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    Quote from kcdunlap
    1. I passed my NCLEX about 4 days into my first class and I didn't have a job until 4 months later.

    2. Are you talking about the RN-BSN program? Those were all course I took during my ASN degree and didn't need to retake before starting this program.

    3. I had all but 2 core classes and then the 9 nursing classes - I will be finished in 10 months.(fingerscrossed)
    kcdunlap, since posting my initial post I have answered the first couple questions I had, and I have mostly answered the third. According to the enrollment specialist at UTA you are able to double up on nursing classes if your counselor approves. My only remaining question is about the nursing classes. How difficult do you find the classes, particularly after doubling up on them. My only remaining decision is whether I should start the RN-BSN program within the same week that I begin my first nursing position (ICU), or if I should put school off for 6 months until I've gotten comfortable in my position. Any advice?
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    Quote from commonsense
    kcdunlap, since posting my initial post I have answered the first couple questions I had, and I have mostly answered the third. According to the enrollment specialist at UTA you are able to double up on nursing classes if your counselor approves. My only remaining question is about the nursing classes. How difficult do you find the classes, particularly after doubling up on them. My only remaining decision is whether I should start the RN-BSN program within the same week that I begin my first nursing position (ICU), or if I should put school off for 6 months until I've gotten comfortable in my position. Any advice?
    I've double up without issue since the first nursing class. The first time I've found it an issue is this session. Vulnerable Populations and Nursing Research....hard. My counselor told me it was up to me and just remember they could be time consuming.

    My first position is home care overnight. Which helped my decision to double up my classes. I am able to study during my time at work which most nurses are not able to do. You might want to give it at least a session to get settled and then decide.


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