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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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    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
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    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!
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    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.
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    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?
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    Hi,
    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,
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    Quote from dirvin1190
    Hi,
    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.
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    I used PERRLA during my BSN program. It worked very well, saved me a lot of time in formatting.
    parker86 likes this.
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    I am currently in the process of trying to get into the UTA Academic Partnership program. I submitted my application back in Feb. and still have not heard anything. I checked the student website and all it says is that my application is under review. How long does this process take? If I move from Texas to Georgia will I be able to complete the clinical portions? My husband is military which is why I am pursuing this program. I have a BS in Health Professions currently and as Associates Degree in R.T.....I am going for a BSN (2nd BS degree). Please let me know if anyone has info. on this program! Also....any advice on the HESI A2? I am taking it April 15.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    I used PERRLA during my BSN program. It worked very well, saved me a lot of time in formatting.
    Hi, Is PERRLA a software we can purchase on amazon or you just have to pay and download it?
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    Quote from dirvin1190
    Hi,
    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,
    Thanks. Goodluck to you too. Let us know how everything goes after the class!


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