UTA Second Degree Fast Track Program - page 3

Hey y'all! I'm about to start taking my prereqs this summer to meet the Jan 5, 2010 app deadline for the University of Texas at Arlington Second Degree Fast Track Program. Anyone around... Read More

  1. by   Prettyladie
    i still havent heard any news about that program. the lady was supposed to email me more information about it when she got it.but she hasnt.
  2. by   goopsy
    I got an email saying the program was canceled. Does anyone know why???
  3. by   Prettyladie
    I got the same email. It just said for some unforseen circumstances.. ehh? who knows.
  4. by   ms.hopeful2013
    I heard through the grapevine lol that they are going to focus on the students that will be applying this year and other incoming applicants...also to mention they have enough nursing teachers just for the regular semester! Oh yeah & Goospy if your going to take concepts make sure to take it in the summer bc they are changing Concepts to a 3 credit hour class fall semester!
  5. by   goopsy
    that is very interesting. I was highly disappointed and in a grumpy mood all day after I got the email. I don't understand though what that means that they are focusing on the students who are applying this year. I was planning on taking concepts this summer, but now I am for sure am going to take it. Thanks for the heads up!
  6. by   ms.hopeful2013
    what I meant was that they probably do not have enough teachers for the 2nd degree program bc they are kind of tight on teachers. So they only have enough faculty for the 100 students that get into the program each semester. Sorry for the confusion I'll ask my advisor when I see him and get the scoop! This is just what I heard from other students
  7. by   goopsy
    Quote from misspink86
    what I meant was that they probably do not have enough teachers for the 2nd degree program bc they are kind of tight on teachers. So they only have enough faculty for the 100 students that get into the program each semester. Sorry for the confusion I'll ask my advisor when I see him and get the scoop! This is just what I heard from other students
    oooo, i see. yah, that makes sense. definately let me know what he says. I will now be applying for the regular spring and if the fast track is ready, i might apply for that as well. thanks!
  8. by   Prettyladie
    can either of you tell me how much that nursing concepts class is at UTA? i need it for my school and im trying to lighten my workload for the fall. is on the internet or only on campus? do they have patho as well?
  9. by   ms.hopeful2013
    Quote from Prettyladie
    can either of you tell me how much that nursing concepts class is at UTA? i need it for my school and im trying to lighten my workload for the fall. is on the internet or only on campus? do they have patho as well?
    Hey Preetyladie

    I'm not really sure I just pay the flat rate tuition for all the classes I take....but I looked on the UTA website and its about 875.00 for Spring 2009 not sure about the summer....summer tends to be a bit cheaper. They do offer Patho and Pharm in the summer but I wouldn't dare to take those classes in the summer bc they are super hard from what I've heard from my nursing friends!!!! I'm taking those in the Fall its to much info for me in the summer lol
  10. by   elizabelle
    Weird. This is the email I got from an advisor at UTA 6 days ago regarding their fast track program -

    "Starting this spring we will be piloting a 15 month online accelerated program. All coursework will be online and clinical rotations will still be in the hospital. It is the same admission requirements and prerequisite coursework. We have not determined an application deadline for that program at this time but will be posting one soon on our website once it had been determined."

    So... some of you have heard it was cancelled?
  11. by   goopsy
    Quote from elizabelle
    Weird. This is the email I got from an advisor at UTA 6 days ago regarding their fast track program -

    "Starting this spring we will be piloting a 15 month online accelerated program. All coursework will be online and clinical rotations will still be in the hospital. It is the same admission requirements and prerequisite coursework. We have not determined an application deadline for that program at this time but will be posting one soon on our website once it had been determined."

    So... some of you have heard it was cancelled?
    Elizabelle,
    The program was originally set to begin for the Fall 2009. I had gone to an advisor back in March and she got me all excited about it. Then 3 weeks later, they emailed like 50 people saying the program was cancelled for the fall but would begin in Spring if it's ready. So, there is no new information as of now. My advisor told me to keep checking the UTA nursing website to see when the app would be put up.
  12. by   elizabelle
    Ok - thanks for clearing that up!
  13. by   txnurstud
    Hi Shasta12,

    Were you able to start a position at THR or any hospital after going through the CNA program at Maria's Career Institute? You are so right...I am a career changer and I've been applying for Admitting Clerk, Unit Sec, Patient Transporter, etc and still no responses to my applications.

    I may have to bit the bullet and go through the CNA program while taking my pre-reqs...I just learned that I have about 42 credit hours of pre-reqs I need to take...for TWU I must take all of the pre-reqs before and for UTA I can take non-nursing (i.e. History/Gov't/Literature/Tech Writing/etc) during the nursing program. I guess going to a private university to get my BBA did not pay off now that I am going back for a 2nd bacc.

    Any info you can pass will be extremely helpful.

    Thanks!

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