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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.
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.
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.
While I enjoyed my time at UT-Arlington, their focus is on traditional students and science based degrees. It was easy for students from the area to attend as they had family and friends, but for transfer students it was difficult. Plus, at the time I began, they were building their engineering building and all the money was going to that department. My professors had their phones, trash cans, and staplers removed from their classrooms and offices. Minor inconveniences, I know, but it showed that we were not a priority. It is a beautiful campus with amazing dorm rooms and amenities. If you are in math or science based programs, there are a myriad of opportunities for you, but not necessarily for Liberal Arts.
UTA was a great university to attend because it not only offered faculty and resources I needed for challenge in my field of study, but made a huge impact on my personal and professional perspectives as well. The campus has a healthy and diverse culture with it's influx of international students and scholarship based students. As UTA is a state university, transferring credits from community college is simple and fair. Furthermore, UTA is a Tier 1 research institution with an MIT Maker Space located inside the library. Overall, this isn't like other universities where the liberal arts students keep to one side of the commons and the engineers stay to the other. UTA is an environment where collaboration is encouraged and innovative problem solving is held to as a high a standard as academic performance. That said, For those students looking to simply "get the piece of paper," you'll be challenged for sure. But it is my belief that the staff and faculty at UTA make a point to understand each students end goals so long as the student makes a point to pursue open communication with the staff and faculty. This is very much a university that has something for offer everyone, and if you want to go far in academia and your career, the staff and faculty will help you do that.
The degree I received as well as the education was pretty solid. The classes I took were very interesting and for the most part inactive. I learned a lot about our government, society, and America's true history. I would recommend this school to anyone seeking a political science degree...however, you'll have to find your own internships.
I thoroughly enjoyed being an undergrad at UTA, I felt like my professors always went an extra mile to help me whenever I asked for it. The atmosphere is very welcoming! At UTA there are lots of opportunities in each and every field of study. Your success strictly depends on what you make of each opportunity that you are given, no matter how big or small. Your attitude, and willingness to listen, appreciate, and contribute will make your studies worthwhile.
THe University of Texas at Arlington is a good school. I've enjoyed my time there very much. THe staff and faculy are very dedicated to their students and help facilitate numerous opportunities for internships and jobs along the way. The tuition is not terribly expensive, the school offers lots of great amenities and services.
For my specific degree, I felt limited in what I could do after I graduated. I needed a Masters degree to achieve a future where I could make an impact on others. Though in this way, my degree can be seen as a stepping stone. Just a stop on the education train that would allow me to surpass my parents academic achievements. I am also thankful that through this University I was able to afford it without having to take out huge loans that could have otherwise put me into years of debt. I was also able to work on campus in between my classes which was extremely beneficial to me, as I paid for college on my own. UT Arlington gave me the opportunity to earn a degree that would then lead me towards a great future as a physician assistant.
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.