The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews - Bachelor's in NursingSee reviews of all programs at The University of Texas at Arlington
UTA Nursing program is a great program to consider. The school is very considerate of working moms and offers flexibility in how you can obtain your degree. You can opt for on-campus learning or on-line learning. You also have access to counselors that help keep you motivated and accountable. I actually had not registered for my courses. I had a counselor call me and tell me to log on right now so we can get you registered. I appreciated that because by registering, that began the final stretch I needed to complete my BSN. The only thing about the program I would change is all of the research papers required. I don't think this is specific to UTA, but rather, all nursing programs. I would like less papers and more clinical experiences and options.
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.
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.
UTA offered an exceptional program that allowed me to advance my Associate's nursing degree to my Bachelors. The instructors were responsive in a timely manner and very helpful. The IT personnel responded to any issues that I had in a timely manner. Everyone was easily accessible. I appreciated the complete online program. It really allowed me to continue working at my job, while in school.
The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing has a profound background in nursing. All instructors have a rich background of knowledge and years in education. The program is exclusively online and could be accessed at anytime. The assignments are reasonable and the knowledge earned could readily be utilized on the field. Discussion with your peers through a forum called blackboard enforces the weekly assignments assigned. The program could easily be completed while maintaining employment and the support from advisors are sound when issues or guidance is needed. I recommend this institution to any nurses with an associates who wants to further their education.
I took the RN-BSN Academic Partnership which is 100% fully online. There are a lot of benefits from this program such as being 100% online, flexible schedule, and not too much debt obtained. Instructors are easily accessible by email and classes are short and can be taken one at a time which is great for a busy working nurse/mom. A couple drawbacks include that some classes seem to be more focus on APA formatting than content, your not allowed to take classes outside of those required through the academic partnership, if you make a bad grade in a class your not allowed to retake the course to make a better grade, and its very hard to get advisors on the phone for assistance. However, in comparison to the complaints of other online programs- these are very minimal. I am glad I chose this school for my BSN and I am planning on continuing with UTA for my Masters as well.
Great nursing program. Diverse student body.
The program offers an online BSN program which works well with my fulltime work schedule as well as my family life. The financial aide department is far from helpful but the other admission departments are wonderful.