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UTA Second Degree Fast Track Program - page 8

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. Visit  nvsmom profile page
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    Quote from shasta12
    I made it into the program and don't regret a thing. I worked full time until about the 8th week and nearly had a breakdown. I did flunk one test because I had been up for 30 hours after working a night shift, but I immediately went to part time after that. So far, A's in all my classes except one C that will probably come up to a B. I don't know how it compares to the traditional program, but the accelerated program is VERY fast paced. Honestly, don't even THINK of working full-time. They really mean it when they say you can't do both.

    As far as my experiences, it is AMAZING! I love what we are doing. But it's hard work!

    This program would be so perfect for me and my family..I am a single mom of two! I hope I'm accepted..if so..I will start next summer I believe.

    What is your class schedule and clinical schedule like? I know classes are online...are they ALL online? Do you clinicals during the weekend?
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    Quote from goopsy
    I ended up doing the regular program, but I have heard through various people and professors that a lot of the students were failing foundations for nursing and that they were not quite sure how they were going to help those students. They were not failing because the course was bad, but rather because they were working full time and thinking they could get away with doing the work half way and studing half way. What you put into the program is what you get back from it.
    I can see with how the program is set up that it would be tempting to work, too. I would like to work, but not more than 20 hours a week. But it IS fast-paced...so one's undivided attention and dedication is really needed.
  3. Visit  shasta12 profile page
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    NVSMOM,

    Yes, everything is pretty much online. There are a few excursions you will need to do offline, such as visiting a fitness center, group projects, group study, etc. They experimented with us having proctored tests at the campus, but that only lasted one semester. Parking was horrible, but now we have proctored tests at our clinical site for Junior 2.

    The class schedule starts out pretty hectic and then it ramps up horribly! The classes are much like the pre-nursing classes at UTA (patho, pharm). We do a lot of discussion board postings, reflection papers, NCLEX questions, Evolve modules (a pain), and case studies (awesome!). Lots and lots of reading assignments.

    Your clinicals for the first semester will be two days a week, 10 hr days. The actual days will depend on which clinical instructor you get. Some can only teach on certain days. The first day is a skills lab where you learn the fundamental skills, such as assessment (biggie! not easy), and routine skills - foleys, injections, IV's, etc. The second day we were in the hospital taking care of patients.

    Hope this answers some of your questions.. let me know if you any others. By the way, I said before that I had a glitch on a test (flunked the midterm in assessment) because I was working. I ended up with all A's and only one B in that class. I was happy. You'll do great!
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    Clinicals on Tu,Wed or Wed,Th would be nice! I wouldn't mind Sat/Su or Fri/Sat either
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    Quote from shasta12
    NVSMOM,

    Yes, everything is pretty much online. There are a few excursions you will need to do offline, such as visiting a fitness center, group projects, group study, etc. They experimented with us having proctored tests at the campus, but that only lasted one semester. Parking was horrible, but now we have proctored tests at our clinical site for Junior 2.

    The class schedule starts out pretty hectic and then it ramps up horribly! The classes are much like the pre-nursing classes at UTA (patho, pharm). We do a lot of discussion board postings, reflection papers, NCLEX questions, Evolve modules (a pain), and case studies (awesome!). Lots and lots of reading assignments.

    Your clinicals for the first semester will be two days a week, 10 hr days. The actual days will depend on which clinical instructor you get. Some can only teach on certain days. The first day is a skills lab where you learn the fundamental skills, such as assessment (biggie! not easy), and routine skills - foleys, injections, IV's, etc. The second day we were in the hospital taking care of patients.

    Hope this answers some of your questions.. let me know if you any others. By the way, I said before that I had a glitch on a test (flunked the midterm in assessment) because I was working. I ended up with all A's and only one B in that class. I was happy. You'll do great!
    What hospitals do you do your clinicals at?? I'm trying to plan in the event I'm accepted..I can go and look for a good school and apartment.
  6. Visit  shasta12 profile page
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    My clinicals are at Parkland. There are many hospitals and there is no way to be sure which you will be assigned unless you work at a partnering hospital. Otherwise, they ask you to rank your top three choices. And also, you don't get to choose your days. Each instructor will have different days.
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    Quote from shasta12
    My clinicals are at Parkland. There are many hospitals and there is no way to be sure which you will be assigned unless you work at a partnering hospital. Otherwise, they ask you to rank your top three choices. And also, you don't get to choose your days. Each instructor will have different days.
    But they will be hospitals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area right?
  8. Visit  kickymarcia profile page
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    Would you recommend the program to others? Are you attending with a friend? Or by yourself?
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    Did anyone who's previously gotten into the UTA AP Online BSN Program partnered hospital as Texas Health Resources? If so, what was your GPA prior to being accepted into the program? Any helpful information will be greatly appreciated!

    Kat
  10. Visit  adrialeigh profile page
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    Hi everyone!

    I just recently applied to the AP BSN program at UTA (for the September 2011 start date) and I'm trying to figure out who has been accepted to this program and when you found out you were accepted. I'm very anxious and I'm just wondering when I should expect to hear whether I've been accepted or not!

    Thanks for your help!
  11. Visit  shasta12 profile page
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    I started this thread when I was just starting pre-reqs. And now wanted to pop in and let everyone know that all of the heartache, all of the tears, the maddening and infuriating moments of your nursing school career are all worth it. In August, I graduated from the UTA AP BSN fast track program and took NCLEX in September. 75 questions less than an hour. Passed! As of last week, I am an RN! I started orientation at my hospital on Monday and finished the last day on Friday. I am in a med/surg fellowship and will be working on a Gen Surg floor. I am a NURSE! Good luck to everyone.
    JP&batnurse, tuti, Faith2012, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from shasta12
    I started this thread when I was just starting pre-reqs. And now wanted to pop in and let everyone know that all of the heartache, all of the tears, the maddening and infuriating moments of your nursing school career are all worth it. In August, I graduated from the UTA AP BSN fast track program and took NCLEX in September. 75 questions less than an hour. Passed! As of last week, I am an RN! I started orientation at my hospital on Monday and finished the last day on Friday. I am in a med/surg fellowship and will be working on a Gen Surg floor. I am a NURSE! Good luck to everyone.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for posting -- I am a personal crossroad and I am trying to figure out if I can keep going. This is my third degree (BA, JD, now prereqs for this BSN).

    I was soooo tired with my personal problems and school work. This is my week off before I start A&P II with UTA online. I am debating whether or not to take into to Professional Nursing & Tech Writing too at the same time.

    Maybe it will be too much?
  13. Visit  shasta12 profile page
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    I love crossroads! It means you have options and that's what we all want! Thanks for the congrats. It's hard being a new nurse but it's fun and so much to learn still. Intro from what I remember was super easy and tech writing I took at DCCCD, and was mostly writing a lot of papers; not too difficult. Goodluck!

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