I'm aware that there have been some threads about this, but most of them were old or a lot of heavy reading. I was just wondering a few things about this program, so anyone who has done it or applied should be more than enough to answer them. I was reading that the online partnership program was very easy to get in to. Is this true? Like some people had said 3.0 GPAs and 75's on HESI. I feel like this can't be true, but I wouldn't complain if it was. Also, how difficult is it to get a job at these hospitals beforehand? Is it rather competitive for the benefits and such? And finally, how lenient is UTA about the prereqs? For example: I see that I have to take art theory, but I was wondering if I could substitute it for a dance class I have already taken or something? Anything would be great. Thanks
Oct 23, '11
by not.done.yet, BSN, RN Guide
I understood and am confused by your above post.... I am entering the online partnership program at UTA in January for the RN to BSN bridge...classes start January 16. I am graduating with my ADN this December. I work at an HCA facility that is part of the partnership program as a nurse extern and was commenting on how difficult it is to get a job right now, not just at HCA but at any hospital, whether they are part of the partnership or not. I was referencing RN jobs, but perhaps you are referring to other positions such as a PCT or unit secretary. Those jobs are very difficult to get unless you have previous hospital experience. Even then at this time it is very much about who you know. I can say that HCA will pay $5000 per year toward tuition reimbursement after you have been employed with them for a year in terms of a continuing education benefit.
My responses were directly to the inquiries you made in your original post so....?? What else can I tell you? Perhaps you are just now entering nursing school and not an RN already....if so, I have no info for you re: that. I was not aware that there was a straight up BSN that was online only from start to finish associated with the partnership. If this is the case, I apologize. I think of the RN to BSN bridge when I think of the partnership and answered from that angle. Good luck with your studies!
Last edit by not.done.yet on Oct 23, '11