UTA Spring 2012 - page 2

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... Read More

  1. by   McKinneyMom
    Yowza! The competition to get into this program is definitely tough. The convenience and price are large factors in that, I'm sure. Along with UTA's positive reputation. I'm kinda freaking out over here but I guess you can just do what you can do and hope for the best, right? Fingers crossed we'll all be seeing each other in Jan.

    Does anyone have the current list of partner hospitals? Just wondering if Plano Presby is on the list. Thanks!
  2. by   adrialeigh
    I called and asked the Academic Partnership people and they pulled the list for me. Presby Plano is part of THR and is on the list of partnered hospitals. Maybe you could at least find something PRN there and hopefully that would be enough to get into the partner pool?
  3. by   tejas03
    Yes, I was told THR, Baylor, Parkland, JPS, Cooks were all on the partnered list. Hope that helps!
  4. by   tejas03
    Has anybody had a chance to talk with any of the hospitals recruiters about possible employment yet? Just curious...
  5. by   alinino
    Hello, everyone!

    I am about to submit my application this Friday for the Traditional BSN Program. For the last year I have been stalking this site trying to gain insight on applying to better my chances of getting in. I had originally planned to apply to the AP online program until I learned I could apply earlier to the traditional program without having to complete all the prerequisites. I see a lot of great posts on the AP program but looking for more on the traditional. I will be finishing up some of my prerequisites this fall at UTA. And I am taking a risk by going ahead and quitting work before school this fall with the intention of starting the actual nursing program in spring. However, if I do not get in I will continue finishing my prerequisites and expect to start that fall. Ideally, I hope to get in this spring. I have a 4.0 GPA in the sciences and perquisites. And I do not have a previous degree.
    And I am also a wife and mother of 3 boys (4 if you count my husband). They are 2, 8 and 12. And yes, I am always tired and overwhelmed..lol

    Good Luck to everyone!

  6. by   tejas03
    Welcome Alicia!!
    Good luck on the traditional program...sounds like you've got a great chance with a 4.0 science/overall!!
    What classes do you like? Are you taking online or regular classes?
    Yea for all the boys!! They are so much fun! Lol...I'm with you on the being tired all the time!!
  7. by   alinino

    I am taking the online class at DCCCD unless a lab is required which has only been necessary for the microbiology class. I love the online because I usually lose focus in lectures and would have to learn on my own anyhow. And that just gives me more time to study. With work and kids the stress would be at its peak if I had to take on -campus courses. I do not think I would have done as well if I had taken classes on-campus. I think the freshman and sophomore courses can be self taught and easily reinforced with teacher support. But I am looking forward to going on campus for the nursing program because it will give me a chance to slow down just a bit. And now we will be relying heavily on the teacher's knowledge than just text information. But I would have no problem with the AP program if I got in. I just want to get accepted as soon as possible because husband has given me a time limit on not working..lol
  8. by   alinino

    are you not interested in applying to the traditional program?

    Last edit by alinino on May 18, '11
  9. by   tejas03
    Not at this time...my husband works M-F 8-6:30ish and our schedule is really hectic with the 3 boys. The online portion would allow me to be more flexible with my studies (such as; pjs at 1am...lol) and then I could find childcare for the 2 clinical days if needed. We can not afford to have them in for 4 days at this time. I am even praying that my clinicals would be on Sat & Sun (I have talked to a couple students who have Sat/Sun clinicals now and that's right up my alley). I feel really comfortable with the online format and with my LVN background (11 yrs) I feel comfortable with processing the information. I may have to reevaluate the on campus program in the next year if I can't get accepted to AP BSN program. I would have 2 of the 3 in school M-F full time and that would help a lot! Best of luck!
  10. by   alinino
    Awwww, I see. Gotcha! Yeah, my children are older and my parents, who both stay at home, watch my youngest rugrat. It does help when they are in school. I missed that about you being a LVN. So, I definitely can see where the AP route really suites you better. Sorr, my mind is cluttered at the moment. I am in the midst of a less than 3-week Comp II class. Retaking your courses would be your best bet then. I had to do that as well. Your hard work will eventually pay off!
  11. by   tejas03
    Oh I would love to have parents close to us but unfortunately all my family is over 3 hours away...I feel like my kids miss out on that grandparent influence due to not living close. My husband and I have talked about moving closer after I finish so I'm excited about that possibility. There are no universities within an hr & half drive or we would have already probably...you could say they are off in the woods somewhat..lol My husband has always lived in the metroplex so that would be a huge change...haha!!
    Yes, I'm retaking Micro (June 20th) and A&P2 (Aug 22) so I can pull my science GPA to a 4 (3.5 now) and praying that will help, but again any classes taken after application deadline do not factor in to this Spring application (per my advisor so not sure if you all had heard the same thing??) She just said these classes now will factor in for my Fall 2012 application.
    I'm also taking Path now and will take Pharm in Sept. So my plan is to just continue on and see what happens.
  12. by   McKinneyMom

    I so relate with you on not being able to go to an on-campus program in this life phase with three little ones at home.

    I calculated my GPA with the classes I have taken than count in their calculation and it's 3.6, with a science 4.0. I talked to my advisor and she said that the average GPA of those accepted who were not partnered was 3.8 and the average wait-listed GPA for those not partnered was 3.7.

    If I don't get in for Spring 2012, I'll try to find a PRN/part time position at a partner hospital in order to be more competitive for Fall 2012. At least then I'll have finished all the pre-reqs and have a little time to work a night or weekend.

    It's definitely a balancing act with family life, huh?
  13. by   shan_901
    how was chemistry online? i am nervous to take it and you didn't have to do a lab? i thought it required a lab hour? i am in the process of completing all of my pre req's still and cannot wait until i am able to reply! best of luck to all of you!!