UTA Spring 2012 - page 12

by Mochachild

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Alas! Here I go again!;) This thread is dedicated to all hopefuls to either of the programs- AP or traditional. Let's partake in the sharing of ideas, suggestions, and/or insight in the "intricacies" of this nursing program. ... Read More


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    @adrialeigh

    I can feel the "passion" in your responses! I'm getting quite intrigued by all of this. Question: Is there a minimum GRE score? I think at one time UTSW program was once on the baccalaureate level. If I'm not mistaken, UTMB and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have PA programs as well. May have to look into those...
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    @Mochachild, thanks so much for the encouragement. I won't give up but I know I was a bit down about it. I have a friend that just got accepted to a technical school that offers nursing and the price of that program is 50k and it's just an ADN. That's worse than TCU's nursing program which is for a BSN.

    @Zweliells and @adrialeigh, thanks for the PA information. This was never really an option for me, as my goal is to really get my BSN and then go ahead and get my MSN and become a NP. I have Organic chemistry and an upper level biology course. I just don't have the experience health care experience so I will look into UNT-Fort Worth.
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    Quote from MsMila
    @Mochachild, thanks so much for the encouragement. I won't give up but I know I was a bit down about it. I have a friend that just got accepted to a technical school that offers nursing and the price of that program is 50k and it's just an ADN. That's worse than TCU's nursing program which is for a BSN.

    @Zweliells and @adrialeigh, thanks for the PA information. This was never really an option for me, as my goal is to really get my BSN and then go ahead and get my MSN and become a NP. I have Organic chemistry and an upper level biology course. I just don't have the experience health care experience so I will look into UNT-Fort Worth.
    @ MsMila: Encouragement is welcomed on this thread! You will do well wherever you decide to attend. Keep the faith and press on! I am taken aback by your friend accepting a position in an ADN program that costs $50K!! They won't remotely make that much coming out of nursing school! Wow. What we'll do for a spot. I'll keep your friend in my prayers.
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    Houston just opened a new nursing school and it costs about 50K to 70K for a BSN, which is RIDICULOUS considering that the school is private (for-profit), and the credits probably WILL NOT transfer to another school if you wanted to pursue a higher degree later.
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    Please share any information on PA school ladies. I had never considered it, but now I am really looking into it. I talked to my husband about it and he asked me if there was a demand for it. The only thing I can do at this point is pray for the best. I really want to get into the healtcare field and out of the field I am in. Right now my job will be laying off for the remainder of the year. That means I work a week and then I'm off a week. I can't afford to live like that. I want something stable and I want to be in a position to help people. With nursing I want to open up a clinic after becoming a NP, I can see me now.......
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    @katybusymom

    If it's who I think it is, I'll be at their info session this weekend.
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    @Mocachild.....a student loan TREE would have to fall on my house for me to have enough money to attend that school!! I hope to become a NP, so kind of didn't think their program was right for me, but let me know all the details
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    @katybusymom

    You are hilarious! It's wishful thinking for me as well, but I'm curious. FYI- Are you aware that a DNP will be required by 2015 to attain prescriptive authority?
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    Yes, I'm aware.....that's exactly why I'm trying to push myself through school as fast as I can !!! UTA is my fastest route....if I move to Dallas.....not sure how my husband and kids would like that, lol.
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    @katybusymom

    I'm doing the math and there is no way that I'll be finished in the NP program by 2015. Everything has to be completed by December 2014- 2 yrs exp as an RN, certifications, etc. Enlighten me, please!


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