Info on UTA online RN-BSN? - page 6

I just applied to UTA's online RN-BSN program that starts at the end of Feb. Curious to hear any feedback on the program. I sent in all my transcripts and am waiting to hear what they take and what I... Read More

  1. by   Nightnurse2002
    Well It has been 3 months just about and the verdict, if you are a nurse licensed in Texas you will have no problems...all others good luck, the school is not very easy to navigate thru and its own staff has admitted this..there are ALOT of issues I am encountering...I am still continuing on but if it gets to the point of too much i may jump ship and go over to WGU..
  2. by   Nightnurse2002
    Let me just say really quickly the work itself is not bad it's the processes that are being used that are not making things user friendly..templates for submitting documents can't be altered, getting straight answers to questions posed to advisors, i have learned some god information key words "I learned", it is not what I expected...
  3. by   trinitymaster
    So far, I have an A in both the Nursing Transition class and technical writing course. It is difficult. I am stressed out and sometimes I don't know rather to puke or cry. I believe the most difficult part is navigating your way around the system.
    With my assignments, I cite everything. Even the words "I like coffee." would receive a citation. Week three is getting ready to start and my stress level has doubled. It is extremely difficult working full-time and going to school, especially online school. Brick and Mortars are somewhat easier. If you can afford it and don't have to work full-time to support a family, then I would skip the online schools and go brick and mortar (at established universities, of course).

    However, if you don't have the time to spare, then I would recommend UTA online RN-BSN. Tough courses, but if they had been easy, then I would have dropped the first week. I've heard of easier ways to get your BSN, but it's always possible for the easy schools to lose their accreditation. Then your BSN would become worthless.
  4. by   Meriwhen
    I haven't had any problems with navigating--then again, I have under my belt several years' experience with attending school online so learning my way around Epic was pretty fast. You really do have to cite your sources a lot more thoroughly because of the ease of plagarism (sp) due to the internet being the internet. I ended up having to cite myself in one of my papers!

    If you are not in TX, get your hands on a copy of your state's NPA because you really WILL need to use it. A lot of assignments are done as though you are practicing in Texas, but for the ones that aren't, you will need to be able to cite the rules and regulations of your own NPA.
  5. by   Nightnurse2002
    I find that it's not so nurse friendly if you are not from Texas
  6. by   vle4
    Is there a facebook group that we can join to talk about UTA's RN-BSN online program? If not, would anyone like to join if a group was made?
  7. by   kcdunlap
    Quote from vle4
    Is there a facebook group that we can join to talk about UTA's RN-BSN online program? If not, would anyone like to join if a group was made?
    I haven't seen one but I would be interested. My hubby has one for his Masters at BU and it is quite helpful to all the students taking the classes.
  8. by   kcdunlap
    I have a few classes left and was wondering what classes did you find you need to cite the rules and regulations of you own NPA?
  9. by   Nightnurse2002
    Sure I'm game
  10. by   Nightnurse2002
    Professional nursing A & B
  11. by   kcdunlap
    Quote from Nightnurse2002
    Professional nursing A & B
    I've read your past few posts; we are having a completely different experience as non-Texas nurses. I haven't had any issues with the classes and quite frankly so far have been very easy in my opinion. Granted I have a few more left so I can't speak for all the classes.
  12. by   Nightnurse2002
    It may be dependent on your advisor and the software they use you may be familiar with I am not and I did speak with the school they are aware of the software issues it is a contractual problem..the issue u was having was as a non Texas nurse the school of nursing should have a disclaimer to non Texas nurses of the need to know Texas laws at that point if I am smart I will start to get familiar with it but we were told a short time before the assignments were due and we were then quizzed on things that are not easily interpreted but I am happy you are having no issues everyone has different experiences...
  13. by   Meriwhen
    I don't really mind having to learn about the Texas laws because I may end up moving there. A lot of the assignments do give the option of using your own state laws instead of Texas', so I am getting familiar with my local laws as well.