UTA Online RN-BSN---how do the clinicals work?Register Today!
- by heddi Sep 13Hi all!
In the UTA RN-BSN program, and live in Philadelphia. Have been taking classes since March and actually starting Nursing 3645 on Sept 23rd.
I have a love/hate relationship with my academic advisor, and I find that she is really great for helping me register for classes, but all other questions I have are answered in a flim-flam, non-answered way, or just not answered at all. Which is totally awesome (not)
So the question I have asked her, and either gotten some non-answer or just ignored, is how do the nursing classes with clinical components work when I'm not in Texas.
She did answer me once and sent me a link about partner hospitals, but they were all in Texas.
I replied anxiously that my understanding was that I didn't have to ever go to Texas for any part of the degree and that I still wasn't clear about the clinical component and her reply was "yes, that's right, you don't have to attend class on campus." Well thanks for not even answering a single part of my question, advisor :anger:
Anyways...can y'all help me....how do out-of-staters do clinicals? Also, what about those of us RN's that either aren't working, or don't work at a hospital or in a clinical setting?
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- Sep 13 by twindad85If you are in the RN-BSN program through the academic partnership, there are NO clinicals at all. I too have had frustration with my academic advisor. She can not even register me correctly at times. I had a friend who completed the RN-BSN and she stated the only time she spent any time in a hospital for school was to follow around her managment for a few hours in order to complete a paper in her Managment class. Hope this helps.
- Sep 13 by twindad85P.S. I start NURS 3645 on the 23rd too!
- Sep 13 by mmccluskeyI live in NY and will be done with UTA RN-BSN in December (3 nursing classes left), and there have been no actual clinicals to date. I have also heard that there is some shadowing necessary for the Leadership and Mgmt class, but I won't know for sure until I start it in a couple of weeks. As far as the school goes in general...don't expect much from the "Academic Advisers," or even the Coaches," for that matter, as they change all the time. I have been in the program since last September, and I have had at least 4 advisers (that I can remember). When you are lucky, they tell you that they are changing...sometimes I have only found out by asking a question and having the email returned un-deliverable. That tells me that there is a lot of turn-over, and that can't be good...but it is on par with the rest of my feelings towards this school in general...
- Sep 14 by MeriwhenThere are no clinicals in the RN-BSN program. For any field assignments (such as in the Leadership/Management class), it's expected that you do them at your workplace or another agency.
Advisors are hit or miss. I have a very good one and had her for the entire time--guess my last name is at a good point in the alphabet. It was initially hard to reach her in the beginning though for some reason, but after I complained to the main office, things improved.
- Sep 15 by heddiThanks, everyone, for your comments! I appreciate all your help for clearing that up for me!
- Sep 15 by heddiwell I hope to see you then! My husband is also in the program and he'll be in class with us. This should be interesting