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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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    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. Not in my experience - I had less than a year experience.
    2. Pulse and a check book
    3. I could have done it in less than 13 months, with a previous bachelor's and some upper division nursing electives - but they coded my transcript oddly, and getting it fixed caused me to graduate in 14 months after taking 6 months off. Some of it has to do with when courses are offered, too.
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    I am not sure what the 13 month thing is all about. Never heard that before and I hope it is not true. I plan on finishing in May '13 and I started in July of '12. So technically 10 months. However, with all the gen ed course it will end up a total of 48 credits in 10 months....busy for sure.
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    Quote from registeredin06
    I am not sure what the 13 month thing is all about. Never heard that before and I hope it is not true. I plan on finishing in May '13 and I started in July of '12. So technically 10 months. However, with all the gen ed course it will end up a total of 48 credits in 10 months....busy for sure.
    The 13 month thing applies if you take 1 class every 5 weeks and need the nursing elective courses. I have been enrolled in the RN-BSN program since July of 2012 and will finish in April of 2013. I've been doubling up on courses every semester, it's been tough, but I'll be glad I did it that way once I'm finished.
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    Everyone is talking about the program and how long it is but no one mentioned how much does the whole thing cost ?

    anyone?
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    Quote from commonsense
    The 13 month thing applies if you take 1 class every 5 weeks and need the nursing elective courses. I have been enrolled in the RN-BSN program since July of 2012 and will finish in April of 2013. I've been doubling up on courses every semester, it's been tough, but I'll be glad I did it that way once I'm finished.
    It took me more than 13 months because I wasn't given the entire schedule of the course load (the order of classes to take). I had a big gap of having nothing to do. It would've taken me 13 months though... I didn't even have to take any nursing electives.

    Quote from Nurseadam
    Everyone is talking about the program and how long it is but no one mentioned how much does the whole thing cost ?

    anyone?
    http://www.uta.edu/nursing/files/RNonlineflyer.pdf

    Almost $9,000.
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    I know that this thread is old, but I wanted to chime in anyway. It seems like everything that everyone said is true about the program. For anyone applying in the future, they lost my transcripts several times. The first time, they lost ALL 6 of them. I had to have the schools send me the official transcripts, put them in a manila envelope and certify it make sure someone will sign for it. Sure enough, they lost my transcript again after I took a class at a local community college. So I was prepared, I ordered two transcript and sent off the second copy certified. My adviser is useless. She does return my phone calls, but she's not helpful at all. By, far the toughest class for me is that Holistic Assessment course. Just ridiculous. I'm almost done and I'm glad. It wasn't the worst experience, but you need to be resourceful. I felt that I was on my own and not apart of an actual university, but I was motivated because in this part of the country where I live, you need that BSN. Anyway, to all future and current students, GOOD LUCK!
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    so, if you hav been nursing for several years there is NO clinical requirements correct? also, has anyone had problems with uta not giving credits for classess completed at a community college? such as college algebra?
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    Quote from cristan reed obrn
    so, if you hav been nursing for several years there is NO clinical requirements correct? also, has anyone had problems with uta not giving credits for classess completed at a community college? such as college algebra?
    Even if you have no nursing experience, such as myself when I was admitted, there is no clinical requirement. Unfortunately many students do have trouble transferring some classes, but college algebra should transfer easily.
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    Did you wind up going to WGU? I have elected not to take classes there. The CRNA schools in Florida I am looking into said they would look at the grades on a case by case basis. I am not willing to risk dropping my GPA or being told no because I was not awarded a grade.
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    I am about to sign up for my first classes at UTA and not sure if taking the Tech writing course and the first Nursing course is a good idea? Or should I take them one at a time? Any good course match ups that are "do-able" and still be able to for 3- 12 hrs night shifts?
    Last edit by code3rescue on Dec 21, '12 : Reason: adding more questions


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