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You were right. He said "Yes, the chemistry requirement is firm. We will not accept an introduction to chemistry as that class is designed for non-science majors."

:down: Bad, bad news.

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I'm sorry! But atleast you have the foundation know. The class is almost the same. But sorry you have to pay for another class!

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Hey Everyone.. I know I started this thread last year when the program barely existed, but just wanted to update.

I am finished with my prereqs, I made the Jan 5th deadline for application to the 15 month UTA Academic Partnership program. For those who don't know. It's no longer a second degree program. Anyone who has the prereqs is eligible. And they now have start dates of Summer, Fall and Spring. All classes are online, except for clinicals. Each hospital has a certain number of seats reserved which their employess compete for. Everyone else (those without a hospital partnership) competes for the remaining seats. If you need more info about the UTA AP program, goto UTA.EDU/NURSING and click on the Academic Partnership box.

I hope I am accepted for this coming summer session! Goodluck everyone!!! Keep me posted on your progress.

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Hi,

I am interested in this program and would like to know more about it such as your experiences so far for the people that are in it..

Thanks!

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I ended up doing the regular program, but I have heard through various people and professors that a lot of the students were failing foundations for nursing and that they were not quite sure how they were going to help those students. They were not failing because the course was bad, but rather because they were working full time and thinking they could get away with doing the work half way and studing half way. What you put into the program is what you get back from it.

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I made it into the program and don't regret a thing. I worked full time until about the 8th week and nearly had a breakdown. I did flunk one test because I had been up for 30 hours after working a night shift, but I immediately went to part time after that. So far, A's in all my classes except one C that will probably come up to a B. I don't know how it compares to the traditional program, but the accelerated program is VERY fast paced. Honestly, don't even THINK of working full-time. They really mean it when they say you can't do both.

As far as my experiences, it is AMAZING! I love what we are doing. But it's hard work!

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I made it into the program and don't regret a thing. I worked full time until about the 8th week and nearly had a breakdown. I did flunk one test because I had been up for 30 hours after working a night shift, but I immediately went to part time after that. So far, A's in all my classes except one C that will probably come up to a B. I don't know how it compares to the traditional program, but the accelerated program is VERY fast paced. Honestly, don't even THINK of working full-time. They really mean it when they say you can't do both.

As far as my experiences, it is AMAZING! I love what we are doing. But it's hard work!

This program would be so perfect for me and my family..I am a single mom of two! I hope I'm accepted..if so..I will start next summer I believe.

What is your class schedule and clinical schedule like? I know classes are online...are they ALL online? Do you clinicals during the weekend?

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I ended up doing the regular program, but I have heard through various people and professors that a lot of the students were failing foundations for nursing and that they were not quite sure how they were going to help those students. They were not failing because the course was bad, but rather because they were working full time and thinking they could get away with doing the work half way and studing half way. What you put into the program is what you get back from it.

I can see with how the program is set up that it would be tempting to work, too. I would like to work, but not more than 20 hours a week. But it IS fast-paced...so one's undivided attention and dedication is really needed.

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NVSMOM,

Yes, everything is pretty much online. There are a few excursions you will need to do offline, such as visiting a fitness center, group projects, group study, etc. They experimented with us having proctored tests at the campus, but that only lasted one semester. Parking was horrible, but now we have proctored tests at our clinical site for Junior 2.

The class schedule starts out pretty hectic and then it ramps up horribly! The classes are much like the pre-nursing classes at UTA (patho, pharm). We do a lot of discussion board postings, reflection papers, NCLEX questions, Evolve modules (a pain), and case studies (awesome!). Lots and lots of reading assignments.

Your clinicals for the first semester will be two days a week, 10 hr days. The actual days will depend on which clinical instructor you get. Some can only teach on certain days. The first day is a skills lab where you learn the fundamental skills, such as assessment (biggie! not easy), and routine skills - foleys, injections, IV's, etc. The second day we were in the hospital taking care of patients.

Hope this answers some of your questions.. let me know if you any others. By the way, I said before that I had a glitch on a test (flunked the midterm in assessment) because I was working. I ended up with all A's and only one B in that class. I was happy. You'll do great!

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Clinicals on Tu,Wed or Wed,Th would be nice! I wouldn't mind Sat/Su or Fri/Sat either

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NVSMOM,

Yes, everything is pretty much online. There are a few excursions you will need to do offline, such as visiting a fitness center, group projects, group study, etc. They experimented with us having proctored tests at the campus, but that only lasted one semester. Parking was horrible, but now we have proctored tests at our clinical site for Junior 2.

The class schedule starts out pretty hectic and then it ramps up horribly! The classes are much like the pre-nursing classes at UTA (patho, pharm). We do a lot of discussion board postings, reflection papers, NCLEX questions, Evolve modules (a pain), and case studies (awesome!). Lots and lots of reading assignments.

Your clinicals for the first semester will be two days a week, 10 hr days. The actual days will depend on which clinical instructor you get. Some can only teach on certain days. The first day is a skills lab where you learn the fundamental skills, such as assessment (biggie! not easy), and routine skills - foleys, injections, IV's, etc. The second day we were in the hospital taking care of patients.

Hope this answers some of your questions.. let me know if you any others. By the way, I said before that I had a glitch on a test (flunked the midterm in assessment) because I was working. I ended up with all A's and only one B in that class. I was happy. You'll do great!

What hospitals do you do your clinicals at?? I'm trying to plan in the event I'm accepted..I can go and look for a good school and apartment.

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