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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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    @misspotsandpans

    Thanks for the info! Yes, the total count was around 1300. But that included the AP and Traditional program of which the AP total alone was 700. So we can assume the traditional was around 600 applicants.

    I think it largely depends on the science GPA. If 3.8 (assuming we are talking about the overall GPA) they may have had a low science GPA. I hate that we have to wait so long.

    Glad to see you were accepted. How do you like it so far?

    Regards,
    Alicia
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    Quote from Alias007, RN
    Does anyone have any information on Professional Nursing A & B and technical writing? I was considering taking both concurrently and was curious of the work load of each class. I am starting in the AP RN-BSN program in the Fall 2011 semester. Thanks in advance for any help!
    Hi,
    I did not take the technical writing class as I already had it before enrolling at UTA. Professional Nursing A & B is pretty straight forward. You take part A for 5 weeks and have a one week break and continue with part B for 5 weeks. It is very enjoyable. Sorry i cannot tell you about the tech writing. I am enrolled in 2 classes now; history and nursing class. The history class is pretty intense, the nursing class; not bad at all! But again, it depends, i work full time so that's another thing you should consider. Good luck!
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    chybabe,

    thank yo so much for your response. i also work full time and am worried i might be taking on too much at one time? however, i think i'm just gonna dive right in and see how it goes. i figure it's only five weeks and if it is too much i will just put my all in it and then scale down next semester. which nursing class are you taking right now? good luck to you and thanks again!
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    Quote from alias007, rn
    chybabe,

    thank yo so much for your response. i also work full time and am worried i might be taking on too much at one time? however, i think i'm just gonna dive right in and see how it goes. i figure it's only five weeks and if it is too much i will just put my all in it and then scale down next semester. which nursing class are you taking right now? good luck to you and thanks again!
    i am currently taking n3335-health promotions which is ending this weekend!
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    Well after reading this thread I"m not surprised at all at my experience with UT-A. I applied in March 2011 for summer. I called every month and nothing was happening I was promised it was in the works. I had surgery in June so I decide to put off calling about it and just recovering. I called again in Aug to be told that because I attended UT-A 20 yrs ago my records were put on Hold...but I was never notified of this status.

    10 days ago the admission counselor promised me she would hand deliver my information to the person that does the MAPing and she would get back to me. Well 5 days later I did recieve an email that all my transfer credits were evaluated but no MAPing. So, I waited a few more days. Day 10 I called the same Counselor again and had to go through my entire story and give her the date of our last phone call. She did find an email (so she didn't hand deliver) to the person that does the MAPing. So, I wonder if I will here at all.

    I'm now curious after reading Chucksters issues with the acceptance of previous credits what going to happen to all my credits...
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    Quote from kcdunlap
    Well after reading this thread I"m not surprised at all at my experience with UT-A . . .

    . . . I'm now curious after reading Chucksters issues with the acceptance of previous credits what going to happen to all my credits...
    Update: I gave up on fighting with UT-A and even though they were my first choice, enrolled in the OU RN-BSN program. I'm still waiting for my official evaluation from OU but I've spoken to my evaluator several times and unlike her counterpart at UT-A, she seems genuinely interested in ensuring that I get as much credit as possible for prior coursework. OU took virtually all my undergrad work and waived some requirements on the basis of my graduate degree, so there is now only one non-nursing requirement that's still in question - again a huge change from UT-A. There's an excellent chance that I will have only the nursing courses to take. A bonus is that because of the tuition increase at UT-A and not having to take a lot of extraneous courses, the OU program is significantly less costly.

    I hope that no one else has my negative experience with UT-A and wish all the best to those thinking of attending but I want nothing to do with the school.
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    I'm about ready to give up on this school too. I'm feel like I've wasted my time waiting on them. The only thing they have been speedy about is cashing the check for the application fee.

    Wonder how fast I can get into WGU. I've got tuition money from my employer that is burning a hole in my pocket.
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    Quote from chuckster
    Update: I gave up on fighting with UT-A and even though they were my first choice, enrolled in the OU RN-BSN program. I'm still waiting for my official evaluation from OU but I've spoken to my evaluator several times and unlike her counterpart at UT-A, she seems genuinely interested in ensuring that I get as much credit as possible for prior coursework. OU took virtually all my undergrad work and waived some requirements on the basis of my graduate degree, so there is now only one non-nursing requirement that's still in question - again a huge change from UT-A. There's an excellent chance that I will have only the nursing courses to take. A bonus is that because of the tuition increase at UT-A and not having to take a lot of extraneous courses, the OU program is significantly less costly.

    I hope that no one else has my negative experience with UT-A and wish all the best to those thinking of attending but I want nothing to do with the school.
    Thanks for the update. I might look into OU .... UT-A is so inefficient; my counselor once again said she would follow up on my MAP but it's Friday again with nothing happening....
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    Is anyone currently at UTA taking the technical writing class? I am hoping to start at the end of September and I am wondering if people take this class alone or with another class (such as Prof Nursing A&B) or a non-nursing course. About how many hours, per week, does this class require? Any advice would be appreciated. I also don't know if I am being too optimistic hoping to start so soon since I have my initial transfer credit report but no MAP from the nursing department...
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    Ok. Im officially registered for the first nursing course at UT-A; which is actually a two part 10 week class. I start Nov 7....Can't wait.


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