I posted a similar comment in another thread, but i want to repeat this message so people dont waste time I did, researching UTA and paying for their transcript, or worst, $100 application fee.
UTA's 9 month/9k program requires *extensive* prerequisite education a basic ADN WILL.NOT.HAVE. If your only schooling after high school was ADN, you will need to take at least 30 credits in prerequisites, ON TOP of the 30 credit nursing portion. You will be in school, 1.5-2 years, you will pay nearly 18k in tuition credit hours alone.
Additionally, while low cost per credit hour ($275), the UTA prerequisite requirements, are MUCH higher than any other online BSN program like say, ohio state. The ohio state non-nursing/lower level prerequisites are totally reasonable, and comparable to chamberlain. You will likely need 5 classes/15 credits from this menu, for typical ADN with no prior education, in addition to the 30 credit higher level nursing classes. At 380 per credit hour, that works out to about 17k and maybe 18 months (2 semesters for your 5 prerequisites; 4 semesters for your 30 credit higher nursing courses).
Sadly i missed deadline to sign up for ohio's summer session, and i would have to wait until fall, and i don't want to waste any further time, so, chamberlain @ 26k for their 45 credits it is.
I've been posting these replies for other overwhelmed ADN students to save their time. I saw so many people on this website talking about these state school online programs "finish in 1 year; finish in 9 months" and bragging how they did this. I don't know if all these people have a prior college education and went to ADN school for some reason instead of doing a bachelors bridge program in the first place, but this is totally unrealistic for a standard issue ADN RN who has no prior higher education OTHER than their ADN. You *will* need to take at *least* 45 credits total, if not MORE, and you *will* need to be in school 1.5 years, maybe more if you choose a bloated program like UTA.
For these reasons i'm going with chamberlain, which is upfront, direct, no filler, designed truly for the ADN RN who has no other education. I have colleagues who completed the RN-BSN option and have nothing but positive reviews of how friendly it is; i cannot comment on their brick and mortar education or their APN programs. The RN-BSN option seems a very practical choice if you value completing quickly for a straightforward ADN prepared RN without prior education, BUT don't want to go to a pass/fail sketchy school like WGU that would bring my 3.9 GPA to 3.5 or something.
It is more expensive, but not THAT much more expensive, when you really research how much *time* it will take to complete at traditional state schools. That time represents APN salary gained.
So, prattling too long
Writing to save others the agita i went through past few days/weeks.
TRADITIONAL.ADN.WILL.NOT. finish at a state school in a year or less, that is a dream. I would say avoid UTA all together as their lower level prereqs are pretty extensive and ridiculous compared to many other state schools as well.