UTA online BSN program

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    I was wondering if there is anyone out there that is in the BSN program at UTA online. I was wanting to know what the schedule is like. Are the online courses easy? Are you able to work while in this program? I am currently a LVN and im going for my BSN. How many hours a week does it truely take out of your schedule. Any advise would help on my decision. I am NOT doing RN-BSN. Just straight 15 month BSN program with all my prereq's done.

    If anyone can please help...
    Kristen
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    Hey Kristen,

    I also applied for the UTA AP BSN online program Sept '11 start date. I am also a LVN (10yrs) and have a BA from UTA in Political Science. I have talked to a couple of ppl on here that are in the program now and the consensus seems to be that the classes are very fast paced and extremely hard. I think it'll be easier for us because we do have a foundation already in place. Again, not knocking anybody else's experience (just a thought)...I have heard that you should not work more than a few hrs a week...you will have 2 clinical days a week (one lady has them on Sat & Sun this semester). I would love to hear from others that are in the program now too!

    I'm so anxious to find out if I was accepted!!!

    Good luck!!

    Terra
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    I am interested in the AP BSN program at UTA. I have all but the last 3 nursing prereqs(pharm,path and intro) complete. Just wondering if someone could tell me if you can apply before the prereqs are finished. Also, I live in the Houston area. Are clinicals offered in the Houston area?
    thanks
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    I do know that there are clinicals in the houston area. When I talked to the lady at UTA she said that half the students that get accepted are from Houston and half are from the Arlington area. I do not know anyone in the program to set to know how it really is.
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    Quote from Mabeek
    I was wondering if there is anyone out there that is in the BSN program at UTA online. I was wanting to know what the schedule is like. Are the online courses easy? Are you able to work while in this program? I am currently a LVN and im going for my BSN. How many hours a week does it truely take out of your schedule. Any advise would help on my decision. I am NOT doing RN-BSN. Just straight 15 month BSN program with all my prereq's done.

    If anyone can please help...
    Kristen
    Kristen,

    I am going into my 3rd semester of the BSN Academic Partnership program with UTA. I am able to work part-time but my life would be a lot easier if I didn't have to work at all. Clinicals are typically two days a week, 10 hours per day. There are exams and quizzes every week not to mention the assignments, discussion postings, and care plans that are due every week. Deadlines for these can be on any day of the week. There is a lot of reading and studying involved. The tests are NCLEX based and application type questions. They are trying to get you to think like a nurse by involving NCLEX type questions in their exams instead of straight out of the book answers. You will have to take out three days out of the week (2 for clinicals and 1 for your test day). Studying is around the clock and whenever you can. It never ends. It is doable and you will have to be disciplined since your courses are online. How many hours does it take out of your schedule? Well.. if you count in 20 hours a week for clinicals not including driving time, then lets do like 5 hours a week for tests AND quizzes, 10 hours for assignments including discussion postings and care plans and other busy work.. that's 35 hours. NOT including studying time. :-)
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    @kazuo1513,

    Can you tell me a little more about how the testing is done? I am just trying to visualize how the week is set up? You had mentioned test and quizzes are one day...do you get a set hour or just go to UTA during certain hours and test?
    How are clinicals set up? Did you already work at the hospital you are partnered with?
    I am applying for Sept "11 and anxiously awaiting notification if I was accepted.
    Thank you!!
    Terra
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    Quote from tejas03
    @kazuo1513,

    Can you tell me a little more about how the testing is done? I am just trying to visualize how the week is set up? You had mentioned test and quizzes are one day...do you get a set hour or just go to UTA during certain hours and test?
    How are clinicals set up? Did you already work at the hospital you are partnered with?
    I am applying for Sept "11 and anxiously awaiting notification if I was accepted.
    Thank you!!
    Terra
    Terra,

    This is how it has been for me.. I can't say if the schedule will stay the same for the next class. My exams have been scheduled on the same day every week for the past two semesters. The quizzes are usually done online and they can be scheduled on ANY day but they have a larger time frame. For example.. you may have quizzes that are open on Tuesday and they are due by 2359 on that same day and yes they are timed. We take our proctored exams at our clinical hospital whereever we are partnered at. (Where you will do clinicals) It is usually done in the hospital's computer lab. Once you are accepted into the BSN program, you should receive additional paperwork to complete in order to figure out which hospital you will do your clinicals at. I work for a hospital but it is not partnered with UTA. Some of my classmates have never even worked in the medical field prior to starting this program. Hope this info was helpful. Feel free to ask me more questions if needed and good luck on your acceptance!
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    Thank you so much!! That helps me envision what my schedule might look like. I'm so nervous and just ready to know..


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