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What school to attend rn to bsn

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HI: I was considering going to University of Arlington Texas. I have to take the classes online and this is the best priced one that I can find. I want to know all about the school?? Can anyone help me out? How is the school ? the online classes ? how are the teachers ? Assignments ? Do the teachers get back to you the next day if you have questions ? Can I really get it done in 1 year ? Please let me know if you go to this school or have gone, I really would like the feed back ASAP. I am trying to decide where to go, any other thoughts on good schools that do not cost a fortune?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Welcome! Since your questions all pertain to UT Arlington's online nursing degree program, I have moved your post to the UT Arlington forum. Good luck!

HI: I was considering going to University of Arlington Texas. I have to take the classes online and this is the best priced one that I can find. I want to know all about the school?? Can anyone help me out? How is the school ? the online classes ? how are the teachers ? Assignments ? Do the teachers get back to you the next day if you have questions ? Can I really get it done in 1 year ? Please let me know if you go to this school or have gone, I really would like the feed back ASAP. I am trying to decide where to go, any other thoughts on good schools that do not cost a fortune?

Hello,

I will technically complete the program in a 9 month timeframe, so a year is definitely practical. I worked full-time while completing this program as well.. and mostly took two classes in a row, and towards the end took three in a row... So anything is possible if you put in the effort. I think the RN to BSN program is good. The professors are mostly all pretty decent.. I didn't like a couple of professors, but I guess that's normal to not like every professor in a program. I also have a bachelors degree in history and poli sci so I was required 44 credits to graduate. I'm doing 47 by choice (I know i'm crazy..) but I have a 4.0 and in order to graduate summa cum laude I need 45 credits from UTA. I've busted my butt in this program, so i'm definitely going for the recognition. The teachers are good about getting back to you. I had one academic coach for an english class that wasn't the greatest at responding and grading, but almost all of the academic coaches got back to me fairly soon. I will say that this is a very independent program... the assignments can be a bit vague, so you need to rely heavily on the rubric. If you follow the rubric, you will be fine. Good time management is key as well because some classes require a decent amount of assignments, discussions, quizzes per week. This school is very affordable and I have learned a lot in this program. I will say the knowledge and information gained in this program is significantly more than my ADN. I'm grateful that i'm almost done and decided to go here.

Thanks for getting back to me. I have called 3 times and no one at Texas of Arlington can answer basic questions? I really don't understand it. I would like to know now what school is the most manageable working full time with 2 children. I have an associate's degree, I looked at my transcripts and I only have the basic's. I do not have any math and only 1 english class. I went to school 22 yrs ago. I need to get my BSN for work and would like it to be somewhat "easy". Does anyone have any idea's about what college to go to. I do not want to take 3 math classes and 3 english classes that is what Texas of Arlington required, from what I read on the site. I would like someone to PLEASE help me with figuring out what would be the best choice for schools? Thanks

It is a state requirement for the basic classes on any four year degree in texas. I had to have comp 1 and 2, algebra and statistics. While I didn't think that any of the classes were overly challenging in regards to knowledge content they do require quite a bit of time. If you are not a strong independent student I would look at only taking one class at a time. This will make you be part time as the RN classes are either 5 or 10 weeks and the basic classes are 8 weeks. I worked full time with three children while going to school but I also work night shift and have a lot of down time to study. While it is online they require the same knowledge learing for the those students as compared to traditional students that attend the university and sit in class. They don't dumb it down at all.

as for the classes you have a professor and then you are assigned a coach. The coach is your first go to and grades all of your assignments. You can ask questions of them first and if they don't know they will ask the professor. All assignments have a grading rubric that tells the point breakdown of the work to be completed. If you follow the rubric you should have a fairly decent grade. Any emails are usually answered within 24 hours or less.

As for not having to take all of the basics that are required for a 4 year degree it will depend upon what the state that the school is in mandates. Here you have to have a certain number of hours with certain requirements for any 4 year degree. I didn't really look at any other colleges after I found UTA and just went here. I am completing my MSN FNP currently. You might look at texas tech or texas womens university as they both have an online adn to bsn program but they will have the same basic requirements.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I do not want to take 3 math classes and 3 english classes that is what Texas of Arlington required, from what I read on the site.
If you have none of the basics completed, you're going to need to complete them if you want a BSN degree. All RN-to-BSN degree completion programs require a core curriculum of general education courses that are unrelated to nursing. The point is to provide a well-rounded education.

If you want to complete less of the prerequisite courses, your options include the programs at the high-priced for-profit schools such as American Sentinel, Grantham, Colorado Technical U, Grand Canyon U, Chamberlain, ITT Technical Institute, Walden, Kaplan, University of Phoenix, and Capella.