UT Arlington

  1. Anyone going/have gone there? Problems getting in. Horror stories? (I'm in Louisiana and I ask because we have a college here that the admission staff loses everything and that seems to be the norm.)

    How long does it usually take? Waiting lists, etc. Typically nursing school questions. If they have a LVN-BSN track.

    Thanks for the info!!!

    Traci
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  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    They do not have a LVN to BSN track , but that wouldnt stop you from going into the generic BSN program. The LVN to BSN track really is not all that different from the generic program anyway , just a few different classes in the beginining. However, if you did go to UTA you would be competing against all other appllicants, as other schools that do have LVN to BSN programs you just compete with LVN's. I have just applied to Tarleton State for there LVN to BSN and to Weatherford for the LVN to ADN. I really want to go to Tarleton, even though it is 50 miles from home. I was going to apply at TWU in Denton but, I noticed they removed the part about the LVN to BSN prgram from their website,and I could never get through on the phone, so I just let that go. I wish you luck ,My husband goes to UTA but in the engineering dept... He loves itGood luck
  4. by   tracimom
    My plan is to apply everywhere...then see what happens. I was just wondering what the general wait time is, how hard it is to get in..etc. I noticed there are 7 schools in the dallas area.

    I have average grades...B average..I'm not killing myself for the 4.0 and i'm not killing myself worrying about getting in as many nursing students do. I want to get in, but I'll get the ulcer in school, not waiting to get in! I have a few more pre-reqs allowing time to bring up the grades. Just wondering how bad it is out there...I know in New Orleans it's pretty bad, but there aren't near as many schools.

    Thanks for the info!

    Any advice would be great!
  5. by   bioniclewoman
    The only person I know of that applied to UTA nursing didn't get in and she had a 4.0. She didn't have her grades in for a couple classes when she applied so that might have hurt her. She got in TCU though. I know another lady that hasn't applied but said she has several friends that applied and none got in. I don't know how their grade were though.

    It seems around here you have to have all your classes completed (grades in) before applying even though you have to apply six month before you will start the program if excepted. That means you will be just waiting around for 6 months (defaulting on you loans).

    I forgot to say that half the students in my Micro class last semester applied to one or more nursing schools in the area (ADN & BSN) and only one got in. She got into the college in Weatherford with a 4.0
    Last edit by bioniclewoman on Mar 15, '05
  6. by   tracimom
    If I have to I'll commute out of the city as well.. I lived in Tyler for awhile and their schools were good.
  7. by   tracimom
    I have another crazy thought...after hours of really thinking this over...if it's impossible so everyone seems to be saying, to get in to any of these schools...then why bother? Doesn't someone have anything good to say about the process of getting into school? Any positive stories that don't involve the perfect student, or an LVN finally making it to the much coveted "RN" status?

    Geez guys give me a wee ray of hope!
  8. by   bebenurse
    Quote from tracimom
    I have another crazy thought...after hours of really thinking this over...if it's impossible so everyone seems to be saying, to get in to any of these schools...then why bother? Doesn't someone have anything good to say about the process of getting into school? Any positive stories that don't involve the perfect student, or an LVN finally making it to the much coveted "RN" status?

    Geez guys give me a wee ray of hope!
    Well, I was going to post this earlier, but backed out (did not want to step on anyones toes) BUT you leave me no choice :chuckle Remember, we are funny creatures and we are all trying to get into nursing school, or have tried to get in at some point. Some people are just plain nasty and want to make it seem like it is impossible. Maybe they don't have the grades, maybe they applied and did not get in. Stress, pressure, bad information, and fear are the reasons for the negativity. All you can do is get the best grades that you can, finish all of your pre-wrecks, pre-testing, and apply. The problem being that when you have the "perfect students" as you say, that are trying to get into the same nursing program as you, they win due to the points given on GPA. No getting around it. Maybe take one or two classes over for an A, it could make the difference. If you want it bad enough you will make it happen. Don't be discouraged, apply everywhere give it what you have, nothing less, and I am sure something will work out for you.
  9. by   Heather, R.N.
    Hi! I know this is an old post, but I wanted to add in some more info about getting into UT Arlington. I'm a 2005 grad and lemme tell you, I didn't have a perfect GPA and I was accepted the first time I applied. What they are looking for, in addition to GPA, is someone who is well rounded and can handle stress. My GPA wasn't horrible (3.5), but it wasn't near as good as everyone else's. (However, my GPA for my science classes alone was 3.9- they look at those classes the most.) I know for a fact what got me in was my interview and my essay. So, it's always worth a shot! Apply, because you never know what could happen!
  10. by   semi-fly
    Now I'm wondering how I'll do when the time comes. Mind you I still have about a year of prerequisites.
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    Ok I have a question . Does UTA require all the pre- classes be complete prior to entry into the nursing program.



    Quote from semi-fly
    Now I'm wondering how I'll do when the time comes. Mind you I still have about a year of prerequisites.
  12. by   Heather, R.N.
    Prior to entry, yes. This includes pharm, patho, and concepts. However, you can be enrolled in these courses and apply.
  13. by   semi-fly
    Quote from Heather, R.N.
    Prior to entry, yes. This includes pharm, patho, and concepts. However, you can be enrolled in these courses and apply.
    That was my plan exactly. My tentative schedule is to take concepts in the Spring finish up my science requirements (A&P I, II) in the Summer then take care of pharmacology and pathophysiologic after that.
  14. by   Heather, R.N.
    Quote from semi-fly
    That was my plan exactly. My tentative schedule is to take concepts in the Spring finish up my science requirements (A&P I, II) in the Summer then take care of pharmacology and pathophysiologic after that.
    Well, good luck!! If you need anything, feel free to PM me. I graduated from there last year, so a lot is still the same. Some things have changed, though...

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