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Do an extensive research before you rush into enrolling for their AOBSN for"15 months" . this is the length just of their nursing program before that you will need another 70 credit hours. The advisers will NOT tell you all the truth about being accepted in the program. Many people with great GPA stay on a wait list for years, because preference for acceptance is given to people who are employed by the hospitals they work with. This means you might have higher scores and be wait-listed , and somebody who works art time in one of the hospitals, even as a cook let s say, with lower scores will get in front of you!
Do your research before enrolling in the RN to BSN online program. The advertised tuition of 8995 dollars is only for your nursing courses and does not include books or other fees. If you have additional general education courses, it will cost more. I already have a BS from another program. So I figured I wouldn't have too many or if any general education courses to take. Wrong! UTA required me to take the following classes: two Texas history classes, two government classes, one art appreciation course, one math class , one cultural/language course, two English classes , and one anatomy and physiology class. Note: I had already taken college algebra, art appreciation class, two English course, and two Anatomy and physiology class. These general education requirements added up to 10 additional classes on top of the nursing courses I was required to take to obtain my BSN. My advice is to have UTA evaluate your transfer credits and talk to an academic advisor before you enroll. This way you will have an idea of what courses you need to take. Don't forget to check into how much it will cost you. However, if your not keen on having to take additional general education courses, I suggest you look into another college.
UTA is a great school with a unique atmosphere. Unlike most campuses, UTA is a primarily commuter campus with many students living off campus. This, for me, gave it an atmosphere of immediacy. When a group activity was necessary most people did not waste time in accomplishing their goals. My specific program was university studies, it was necessary for me to earn this degree as I was in a hurry to graduate and I had a lot of random credits from my community college days. The staff at the Universit College were great and I developed great relationships with those people that I still enjoy today. The benefit of the degree itself was great, while I do not major in any one subject I was able to gain valuable insight into three different areas of study which made my eventual graduate studies much more manageable.
DO NOT attend this school. Do not let them lure you in by the cost of the RN-BSN program. The classes are disorganized, little to no student support for online classes, teachers/professors/coaches do not promptly respond to your needs in order for you to improve your quality of work or your understanding of the class you are enrolled in. There is always a "hold" on your account that keeps you from completing your homework, thus setting you behind and affecting your grade(s). The online books and other required materials are not user friendly and end up costing you extra. For example, I was told to look to amazon to buy a book, so I did. It turns out that I still had to purchase the book from the library in order to be granted access to a work book. This is not what I expected. I changed to a different University.
Terrible nobody gives you any information and they just give you the worst schedule. Horrible experience would not recommend to anybody. I want to leave now. I just hate it I cannot wait to leave the school just sucks on a whole. I would not wish this on anyone.
Do not go to this school! I repeat do not go here! They are not student friendly and just rude! Some teachers are disorganized and do not give clear instructions for assignments. The academic advisors act as if you are bothering them when you need to call them. I hate I wasted my money here and wish I would have done more research on other online family nurse practitioner programs. Also no help with finding a preceptor for clinicals. This is pretty much a self taught program!
Great program. Diverse class mix. Great instructional, easy,well laid out format. Easy to understand materials.Instructors will return your email within 24 hours maximum 48 hours. Well spaced out weeks for each class, and between when the next class starts. platform was blackboard. Worked full time and family I would recommend this program for any working Mother or father .IT was very easily accessible and polite. Instructions are based on evidence-based-practice models. You can easily use your learned tools and skills to make a difference immediately at work.There are numerous MSN programs online except the one I was interested in. They are losing money and student by not offering that particular Program an online .
I enjoyed my time at The University of Texas-Arlington. Arlington is located in the DFW area so there were many things to enjoy while there. The campus is really nice and the community has grown over the years. UTA is very diverse and offer many clubs and organizations for you to join. I lived on campus and it was one of the best decisions I ever made because I was near the library (which is open 24 hours). Most of the residence halls also has computer labs available for you to study. I studied as a business major and I would have to say that the business program is something serious. I feel as though it has allowed me to be prepared for the real world. I had the opportunity of joining a business fraternity and through that fraternity I was able to secure an internship. I also encountered some great advisors that actually showed that they cared about your future. If you decide to attend this university take advantage of the many resources they offer especially when it comes to working. UTA hosts a huge job fair at the beginning of the school year and the college of business also hosts one for the different majors. Make friends within your major because you never know how someone can help you succeed in your classes. There is a nice recreation center on campus that students have access to. Basketball is the big sport at this university and I enjoyed going to the games at College Park Center.
I'm only attending because there are no closer undergrad programs with my field. The school invests in parking police to assign citations up the wazoo, however I have yet to see an abundance of campus security (any, for that matter) and it shows with the regular theft and assaults on campus... But about their parking police, you CAN appeal, but they will "review" it and then still make you pay (my citation was for improper parking.... My car was in front of the Fine Arts Building, doors open and yield blinkers on, and my car was "parked" because I was returning a lot of expensive film equipment to the school....) About the film program: Understaffed. ~All the money goes to the engineering department. ~They accept ANYONE into the program, so there are people attending who really shouldn't have passed general ed courses (or high school). ~Some instructors will strongly suggest their personal film preferences on you (one instructor's go-to suggestion is making all the characters female, all the characters gay/lesbian, or have a character closet gay/lesbian... and there is nothing wrong with these themes in a film, however, it's telling when you give those suggestions to over half of the student scripts).
Why is this school so awful you ask? (Been attending this school over 2 years) 1. Location is near bad neighborhoods, many of my friends had their cars broken into at night 2. Many teachers have to teach 3+ classes since we don't have many teachers. Most professors don't care about each class. Dr. Layman is the only passionate one I've encountered. 3. They are raising the tuition, also the cost of parking. This is all because of a research building that has been in construction, which most of us won't use. The building literally is on the free parking spots we USED to have, now we have to walk a much further distance. WEAR RUNNING SHOES to walk everywhere. 4. There is not much to do, this is more of a school where you get your degree and go home. They have been trying to do social events, go to UNT or TCU if you want more of a "party" school nearby. We also don't have a football team is you were wondering. 5. Many of my friends have transferred to other schools, (like UT Austin, Lubbock, UNT, TCU etc. ANYWHERE else and enjoy it more) Overall: If you just want your degree and to be focused, come to this school. If you are looking for social activity, a fun campus life, if you HAVE to dorm with someone your best bets might be somewhere else. Pros: (We have squirrels everywhere! lmao) 1. You get your degree without much distraction. There are not many attractive girls / guys everywhere, places to go have drinks, parties, etc. all the time. It's more of a school that has A LOT of foreigners, so if you are Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, you will fit in. There are more African Americans, and Whites are a minority if any of that mattered to you. Everyone for the most part is very laid back and chill, we all get along pretty well. 2. This school is not as political as UNT, or other colleges. What I mean is there are not crazy feminists protesting and screaming throughout the campus or libraries. Most protests here are just a handful of students who are actually nice. We had one Black Lives Matter protest that walked throughout the campus that was somewhat annoying when studying for exams outside, but it's definitely not anything violent at least. Even if you disagree with liberal protestors at this school, they are at least nicer compared to being cussed out at when I approached others like at UNT.