The University of Texas at Arlington Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Arlington (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,129
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Maleah
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would not recommend UTA to anyone especially not for the nursing program. The courses are definitely difficult, but I enjoy the challenge and enjoy science. Once you start the nursing program you will spend the first year to two years in non-science related courses like Texas history for example. The courses are incredibly strict with grading, due dates, and testing environment. Be prepared to never hear from your advisor even if you email or call them a million times. Advising appointments usually have to be scheduled months in advance otherwise you’ll never get an appointment on time. The appointment itself is very short and usually not helpful. One of my advising appointments consisted of a advisor telling me “so are we sticking with this nursing thing or”. When you have finally completed all the prerequisites the fun finally begins. Admissions. You’ve already put in an impressive 60+ hours of courses and worked hard to meet the GPA mark, worked for additional considerations, and got your immunizations just to be let down. You have to apply by a deadline. Accept your waitlist or acceptance within a 3-5 day span of getting an email (usually sent without high importance so you better watch those emails like a hawk). Then you have a series of other emails to respond to in a timely manner. If you happen to catch all the emails and don’t forfeit your spot, you still likely won’t make it. Make sure to get your titers done way in advance. I was accepted once and then removed because my hepatitis B titer came back negative. Even though, if I got it again and it was still negative I could sign a waiver and just start the program anyways. That makes absolutely no sense. My spot was taken simply because I wasn’t yet immune to hepatitis B despite having the immunization, but if I did it all over again and I still wasn’t immune I could just sign a waiver. Why could I have not signed a waiver then? Nonetheless, I started the immunizations that day. I would’ve been done with the reimmunizations by the starting date of the nursing program. Also, all this occurred during Covid and the nurse practitioner who gave me my immunizations was reluctant on doing so due to the pandemic going on. Why would you want to weaken your immune system when an incurable disease is surging? I got it done anyways despite the nursing program not caring. I then was wrongly advised TWICE to take pathophysiology and pharmacology over again to improve my chances of getting in the program. I retook both of them and got a higher grade. Come to find out, it doesn’t matter. Since I didn’t fail either course and it hadn’t been longer than 3 years since my last attempt my improved grade had no affect on my standing. I was waitlisted after being previously accepted despite improving my grade. I was waitlisted several times after that; each time improving my GPA by retaking past courses that would affect it. At one time, I tried to fill out my waitlist application and the form wouldn’t open. I contacted them every single day and didn’t get a response til the day before it was due. They couldn’t help. I emailed them again the day of it being due and they finally opened a case. They didn’t do anything. The application was due that day at 5pm. By 2:30pm, I had no help and they essentially told me if I didn’t get it submitted somehow that my application would be tossed. I drove 45 minutes to my grandparents house because my grandpa works with computers. He was able to hack into the document and allow me access. Somehow I was blocked from opening it. I finally submitted it right before the deadline. I was livid and emailed them that I was able to submit it thanks to my grandpa hacking into the document as it was locked from my use. The university of Texas at Arlington nursing advising team replied “yay grandpa!”. Are. You. Kidding. Me. At this point I had friends with lower GPAs than me or on par with mine that were getting accepted. With all the additional considerations, I had a 7.822. Not good enough. At this point I had no way of improving my grade anymore as there was no more nursing courses for me to take. I could never get a hold of nursing advisors so I had no clue what courses to take but I was used to that by now. I ended up completing a psychology and health studies minor in the meantime and applied 3 more times to the nursing program. Waitlisted each time. At this point I was desperate. I had just finished 4 years of school and I didn’t have a degree to show for. I emailed every advisor possible. By this time, the advisors assigned to me never responded to me anyways. I guess they don’t like me. They’ve been incredibly rude and unprofessional to me in the past regarding my concerns and questions. At this point, a completely different advisor that wasn’t mine was all I had to talk to. He didn’t respond either. I emailed the entire advising team one by one. I explained the amount of issues I’ve had with the program and how I was lost at what to do. Thank God. Thank you Mrs. Elizabeth Webb. The first ever nursing advisor to help me, hear me out, and try. She instructed me about the public health program and the university studies degree. It gave me an option to graduate with a bachelors of science in university studies now, or public health in two years. After talking to both programs advisors I finally had a sense of direction after 4 years. I am now essentially starting all over. I am getting a public health degree followed by the nursing degree. Turns out, there is a “wrap-around” program. This means that if you graduate with the public health degree you get automatically accepted to nursing regardless of your academic standing with nursing. Insane. All this time, I could have done this if ONE advisor had taken the time to hear my struggles and help me. Now I have to be in school for 8 years instead of 4 to reach my goal. Hopefully by the end of these next 4 years I will be able to have a public health degree and nursing degree and both of my minors. Although, now I am out of financial aid thanks to the poor advising. I wasted my last two years waiting on a program that is designed to work against you. Most of my schooling from here on out is going to be out of pocket and my future has been put on hold. Thanks UTA. Once I leave here, I will make it my mission to tell everyone I know to not go here especially for nursing. If you’re a non nursing major you may have a chance. However, a few of my friends who went to UTA as well-one for becoming a music teacher, the other an engineer, the other an English teacher-all faced hardships. Two of which dropped out as a result and one went to another school and quickly excelled. I graduated high school with honors at the top 10% of my class and I could have gone to any school in the state of Texas. However, I chose UTA because it was practically a full ride. However, the nursing program made sure that I had to spend money and waste time and is hoping for my failure. I am dead broke now and living with family again to make sure I can save up enough money for my next semester. Run far away from this university."
carry
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wouldn't recommend University of Texas at Arlington RN to BSN program for my rat. Once they have you sign up for the program , they will just leave you wondering what to do next, what class to take and so on. Then, you'll find your self begging for help. I'm feeling like I'm in educational gamble. At UTA what you hear is not what you get in reality. Education department should stop this scammers. They post all five weeks assignments on canvas without any explanation. Those videos on modules are not helpful at all. The quizzes don't match coarse objectives. Teachers and coaches are destined to fail students. They just want students to repeat the coarse so they can make more money. University of Texas Arlington is the reason why the nation couldn't improve the number of RNs with BSN degree. How do students go to the right RN to BSN program while scammers like UTA are around. I already started telling my colleagues not to fall for UTA's scam. waste of time."
NO way
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I'm doing the ADN to BSN. I have only the capstone left. I HATE IT. All the classes have been discussion post due on Wednesday, Quiz and Homework. Have I learned anything? No, I'm pretty much using everything I learned in my ADN program. I have just spent an unrealistic amount of time on the class assignments, forget getting to the reading and lectures. I can't count the times I've been frustrated by no explicit instructions, no examples, and being docked points for annoying things. I could go into them, but UTA has wasted enough of my time as is."
RC
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Not there for the student. I am taking online courses due to working full time and having a family. I have taken six courses over a 3 semester period. Had a problem 3 different times in 3 different classes. The first one, I had a family member pass away unexpectedly and was going to be gone from Friday-Sunday with no internet. I let my coach know and she told me to send something showing that I someone passed or was having a funeral. Ok, no problem, I sent her the obituary, she gave the information to the instructor, and they gave me until the next weekend to get my assignment turned in. NP. The second problem I had was when I was taking a timed quiz with 25 questions, I got through the 4th question and it froze. I ended up having to shut it all down and sign back in. By the time I got back to the quiz, there was only a few minutes left. I only made it through question six and the rest were counted wrong. I made a 24. Right after being done I emailed the coach and she wasn’t sure what to do. Waited a week for her to figure it out then contacted the instructor. She told me there was nothing she could do about it, that it was too late. What? Then there is the 3rd. I sent in an assignment, the program told me it was received, so I go back 3 days later to see what my final grade is and it shows my assignment was never received. I notified the coach and the instructor. The coach said I should have made sure the assignment was turned in and the instructor told me it was too late, she had to turn the grades in. So twice my grades got screwed into the 70’s. I pay for my classes and spend a lot of time doing to the work to get 90’s. So I called the school about this, they told me it’s all up to the instructors. Hmmm. So I’m paying someone to tell me they can’t help me and give me bad grades when things glitch. They know there are going to be problems at some point with online courses between using windows or IOS, the internet, and canvas. I am not paying another dime to these people."
Dani
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a California RN who began my AOBSN program through UTA 08/2019, immediately following becoming licensed. The admissions process is very easy, the classes themselves for the most part aren't bad. The student support is subpar at best, though (which isn't an issue if you can self teach and navigate the courses on your own), often academic coaches in classes don't answer questions in a timely fashion (if you're in an accelerated class that's only 5wks long, you better ask all of your questions at the start of the week because you may not hear back until the day before the assignment(s) due date). What they DON'T tell you upon admission, is EXACTLY how many classes you will be required to take if you are an out of state student. Texas has a lot of state specific requirements that you will not be told about up front (two history classes, two political science classes, a technical writing course that has an English writing prerequisite class that you have to take before you're able to enroll into one of the core nursing classes, and more than likely a contemporary math class which is a requirement to take for the same nursing class..so you're looking at easily 5-7 additional classes on top of your core 10 nursing classes and your nursing elective course). The school advertises a blanket price of under $10k for the program which, as many of us will find after researching different BSN programs, is very appealing. They also advertise that you can get your BSN done in as few as nine months! Sounds really great, especially for those of us working full time and just want to be done with school. However, you will find that even going full time, you will more than likely not be done anywhere near nine months. I found out a YEAR into my program (yes, i said a year) that i needed a total of twenty classes. This is because the advising team is horrible, they will schedule appointments with you and then not reach out to you, if you do get through to someone, the phone line often gets disconnected and no one will call you back. I have never gotten a response from them via email, despite how much they claim to always be easily reachable. Each advisor i speak with states i need more classes to satisfy requirements not listed on my degree map. I thought i had two semesters left, turns out i have three..and have already been at it full time for a year. This program has been disappointing and i would advise those that are interested in it, to look elsewhere unless you are a Texas resident already. This program is not for you. You will not be done quickly, you will not save money on your BSN. You will more than likely find yourself frustrated by the lack of communication and student support, as i have."
gladys s
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"UTA is a great school, I received my BSN from this school and I will recommend this school to anybody who wants continue his/her education and be successful. You can work and still have time for the assignments, even for me who procrastinate I managed to keep up with all my assignments and passed every class with an A or B. The teachers are dedicated in what they do, they posted assignments on time with clear instructions."
Mela
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"The admission process is horrible. Customer service don't have the knowledge for helping you if you need help. They transfer you somewhere and you wait all day. Don't even bother to apply to finish your nursing degree here. They will call you a 10 times a day to make you apply but once you applied. You are by yourself."
Brian
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was a part of the nursing program and loved it! Classes are tough but you will get a high quality education. The school is far more economical than most schools and has a very high return for your investment. Would definitely recommend! UTA is now my home!"
Madi
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Seriously the worst college I’ve ever attended. The advisors are THE WORST, especially in the nursing specialty. They will tell you things that aren’t true and then you end up not being accepted into the nursing program after going to the university for 2 years. It’s unbelievable how much money has gone into this school and they give no exceptions. The teachers are all shit and don’t care about the students passing, they’d honestly rather have you fail and have to retake it again. Don’t waste your time here seriously, Texas women’s university is 10x better than this place, hell a community college is better than this place. It’s like they want money so bad they won’t tell you the truth about anything just to get you to keep spending money. Ridiculous"
Urcelon Walker
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
George
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
RN to BSN
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Kylie
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Valeria Blair
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Maury Belino
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
BSN Student
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great nursing program. Diverse student body."
Scott Surico
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."