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Program Overview

The Professional Nursing Pathways Program at The University of Texas at Arlington offers associate-degree nursing students an effective, time-saving and affordable approach to begin their journey to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree while still completing their ADN coursework.

Why Choose UTA Online:

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icon $257 Per Credit Hour
icon 2.25 Minimum 2.25 GPA

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states may continue in their program without interruption.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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In the Pathways Program, the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation works with ADN programs to create unique pathways that outline the most efficient way for students to maximize course selection that transfer into the university’s highly regarded and successful online RN to BSN program. By engaging ADN students early in their nursing studies, the Pathways program provides the means to achieve this career and professional goal in as few as 9 months following ADN graduation.

Students interested in achieving their ADN to BSN and entering into UTA through the Pathways Program upon ADN graduation will follow the RN to BSN start date calendar.

To find out if your community college is a partner in the UTA Professional Nursing Pathways Program, please contact your ADN advisor.

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"...It's more than just a piece of paper. It's actually changing the way you see nursing."

Melanie Aluotto, BSNGraduate of UTA's Online BSN Program

 

Tuition

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education.

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$257 Per Credit Hour

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
General Courses $168 $504 -
Professional Nursing Pathways Program $257 - Varies
Pre-Nursing Courses $350 - -

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All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

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Calendar

Our Professional Nursing Pathways online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/21/2018 Time Sensitive* 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
1/22/2019 12/21/2018 Time Sensitive* 1/16/2019 1/18/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 2/1/2019 Time Sensitive* 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/15/2019 Time Sensitive* 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/26/2019 Time Sensitive* 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 6/7/2019 Time Sensitive* 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/19/2019 Time Sensitive* 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
8/19/2019 7/19/2019 Time Sensitive* 8/14/2019 8/16/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/30/2019 Time Sensitive* 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/11/2019 Time Sensitive* 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

*Applicants are required to submit all required documents as soon as possible to maintain program progress:

  1. After the original intended start date on application, a hold will be placed the day after the next start date to prevent students with missing documents from progressing in the program.
  2. Transfer Credit Report, Advisement Report, and Degree Map will not be generated for those that have not turned in all required documents.

Please contact an Enrollment Specialist at 817-533-3118 or 866-489-2810 for details.

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Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
1/14/2019 12/14/2018 12/28/2018 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 Spring
1/22/2019 12/14/2018 12/28/2018 1/16/2019 1/18/2019 Spring
2/25/2019 1/25/2019 2/8/2019 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Spring
4/8/2019 3/8/2019 3/22/2019 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 Spring
5/20/2019 4/19/2019 5/3/2019 5/15/2019 5/17/2019 Summer
7/1/2019 5/31/2019 6/14/2019 6/26/2019 6/28/2019 Summer
8/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/26/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Fall
8/19/2019 7/12/2019 7/26/2019 8/14/2019 8/16/2019 Fall
9/23/2019 8/23/2019 9/6/2019 9/18/2019 9/20/2019 Fall
11/4/2019 10/4/2019 10/18/2019 10/30/2019 11/1/2019 Fall

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Admissions

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step towards changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

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  • Completed online application and submit application fee
  • Active and Unencumbered RN License verifiable via Nursys or State Boards of Nursing (BON)
    • If the license is unable to be verified, the student must send in a copy via email of the license for verification. Acceptance will be on hold until the license is verified. Use the RN License Upload Form to submit license.
    • Students that do not have a license but graduated within 1 year will have the license checklist waived and accepted to the AO RN to BSN program. However, the license will be verified within N3345.
  • 2.25 Grade Point Average (GPA) of all courses completed
  • TOEFL or TSI may apply.
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is satisfied by resident status, Associate’s Degree, or completion of Composition I and II with a grade of C or better plus 24 additional transferrable hours at a college or university located in the U.S. Otherwise, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English. Additional information is available here.
    • Completed Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This will NOT prevent admission, but the requirement must be satisfied during the first semester of enrollment.

A student in the last semester of the Associate program will apply and will be admitted by UTA Admissions. CONHI will switch the student to an interim status until the ADN is conferred. Once conferred, CONHI will accept the student into the AO Pathways program.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended should be submitted, along with required documents, from the granting institution(s) to:

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Box 19114
Arlington, TX 76019-0114

Have a question? Call us at 866-489-2810.

Courses

These UTA accelerated online courses may be completed while in your ADN program. We encourage you to take them as part of your assigned community college pathway.

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ART 1301: Art Appreciation

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Intended to develop an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art in its many forms. Recommended as a fine arts elective for non-art majors.

BIOL 2457: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

Functional morphology of humans, cellular function, principles of support and movement, and neural and endocrine control systems. Laboratory exercises involve both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology, and pre-nursing. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent, or approval of the department. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.

BIOL 2458: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

Functional morphology of humans, maintenance of the human body, and continuity of life. Topics will include the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises explore both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology, and pre-nursing. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent, BIOL 2457, or approval of the department. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.

BIOL 2460: Microbiology

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

The intention of this course is to present basic information, relevant to nursing practice, with the principles of microbiology and the nature of microbial disease. This course will give the nursing student a fundamental background of knowledge that will be applicable to the care of infectious patients, to the control of microbial diseases, and an understanding of microorganisms. The laboratory will provide practice in aseptic techniques, the use of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents, and microscopic study of bacteria. This course cannot be applied for credit toward a degree in Biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent.

ENGL 1301: Critical Thinking, Reading, & Writing I

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, referential/expository discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures. Writing assignments focusing on identification and development of a subject, on organization, audience analysis, style, and the revision process.

ENGL 1302: Critical Thinking, Reading, & Writing II

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, argumentative discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures such as types of proofs and claims and the Toulmin model. Writing assignments focusing on the identification, development, and support of propositions of fact, cause, value, and policy. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.

ENGL 2338: Technical Writing

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Processes of researching, drafting, editing, revising, and designing technical reports, proposals, manuals, resumes, and professional correspondence for specific audiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302. For RN to BSN students, this course can be a co-requisite with N3345 part A as long as it is taken in the AP 5 week course format.

HIST 1311: History Of The United States To 1865

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States prior to 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301.

HIST 1312: History Of The United States Since 1865

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States since 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301.

MATH 0311: Foundations for Contemporary Mathematics

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students whose placement scores or life experience indicate that they may need additional preparation in order to take a college credit-bearing mathematics course. This course provides foundational preparation for MATH 1301. Topics include basic numeric and algebraic operations, expressions, linear and quadratic equations, solving techniques, graphing, mathematical logic and reasoning, as well as a brief introduction to probability and statistics. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a modified self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit-bearing mathematics course according to their degree plan, specifically MATH 1301. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirements.

MATH 0312: Foundations for College Algebra

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students whose placement scores or life experience indicate that they may need additional preparation in order to take a college credit-bearing mathematics course. This course provides foundational preparation for Math 1302 or Math 1315. Topics include basic numeric and algebraic operations and expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, factoring, exponents and radicals, graphing, and quadratic equations. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a modified self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit bearing mathematics course according to their degree plan, specifically MATH 1302 or MATH 1315. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirements.

MATH 1302: College Algebra

Duration: 8 & 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Topics include the study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential relations; functions and inequalities; graphs, basic characteristics, and operations on relations and functions; real and complex zeros of various functions; graphing techniques; systems of equations; and matrices. The use of mathematical software and a basic/scientific calculator is required. No graphing calculators are allowed. All exams will be proctored for a minimal fee using an online proctoring service requiring a webcam. See course syllabus and blackboard course site for specific details.

MATH 1308: Elementary Statistical Analysis

Duration: 8 & 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Topics include collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, probability, relationships between variables and graphs, elementary statistical models, hypothesis testing, inference, estimation, correlation, regression and confidence intervals. The use of mathematical software and calculators is required. All exams will be proctored for a minimal fee using an online proctoring service requiring a webcam. See course syllabus and blackboard course site for specific details.

MATH 1301: Contemporary Mathematics

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course covers material in a traditional algebra course together with real-world applications of mathematics. It develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include the mathematics of dimensional analysis, mathematical logic, population growth, optimization, voting theory, number theory, graph theory, relations, functions, probability, statistics, and finance. The use of mathematical software and calculators is required. See course syllabus for details. Credit may be received for only one of MATH 1301, MATH 1302, or MATH 1315.

POLS 2311: Federal Government

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution and government of the United States. The organization, procedures, and duties of the branches of the government, together with their accomplishments and defects.

POLS 2312: State & Local Government

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.

PSYC 1315: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 8 & 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The fundamental methods and content of scientific psychology. Concentration on the understanding of basic principles.

PSYC 3310: Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human development and growth from conception through old age, concerned with the physical, behavioral, and social aspects.

SOCI 1311: Introduction to Sociology

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A scientific approach to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.

These courses can be started within 8 weeks of your ADN graduation.

NURS 3315: Holistic Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the lifespan designed for the Registered Nurse. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the workplace.

NURS 3325: Holistic Care of Older Adults

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction of concepts and issues related to the holistic care of older adults and the impact on society and healthcare. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the community.

NURS 3335: RN to BSN Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Health promotion for individuals and families. Opportunities to gain knowledge about primary prevention in healthcare. Importance of the role of the nurse in disease prevention and health promotion. RN-BSN students only. Previously NURS 3435. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3345.

NURS 3345: Role Transition to Professional Nursing

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course addresses the role transition to Professional Nursing, nursing theory, ethics, decision making, critical thinking/clinical judgment, introduction to evidence-based practice, and informatics/technology in practice. Identifies strategies for personal and professional empowerment.

NURS 3375: Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Professional Nursing

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course addresses health policy, legislative and political concerns, nurse practice act, legal and ethical aspects that impact the practice of professional nursing in contemporary healthcare.

NURS 4325: Nursing Research

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Basic concepts, processes, and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: Math 1308, or equivalent and NURS 3345. (Previously offered as NURS 4321.)

NURS 4455: Nursing Leadership & Management

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in healthcare. Introduction to management and leadership skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the workplace.

NURS 4465: Care of Vulnerable Populations Across the Lifespan

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4

Integrates knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing healthcare needs of aggregates, communities, and society for the Registered Nurse. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the community.

NURS 4685: Capstone Course

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 6

Synthesis of theories and concepts for professional nursing practice. Focuses on evolution and transition of professional nursing practice in diverse settings within a context of emerging societal issues and trends. The student will pick one of three areas (management, clinical or education) of interest for concentrated study.

In addition to the above list, one of the following literature courses must be completed. These courses may be completed while in your ADN program. We encourage you to take them as part of your assigned community college pathway.

ENGL 2329: American Literature

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Consideration of significant American works with a focus on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.

ENGL 2319: British Literature

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Consideration of significant British works with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.

ENGL 2309: World Literature

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Consideration of significant works of world literature with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking. Examines at least three genres and six authors.

NURS 3309: Medical Terminology

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Topics in biology not treated in the regular curriculum. Topic, format, and prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as different topics are offered.

NURS 3300: Cooperative Nursing Work Experience – Applications Course

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Registered nurse students only. Students need to be in their work environment a minimum of 120 hours during the term in order to meet the course objectives.

NURS 4300: Cooperative Nursing Work Experience – Applications Course

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Registered nurse students only. Students need to be in their work environment a minimum of 120 hours during the term in order to meet the course objectives.

NURS 3352: Legacy of the Family

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Explore and enhance understanding and application of principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Course Conditions: Prelicensure APBSN students: Acceptance in UTACON program; Completion of NURS 1300 Introduction to Professional Nursing; Completion of NURS 3365 Pharmacology; Completion of NURS 3366 Pathophysiology. RN to BSN AP students: Acceptance in UTACON program.

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses. Tuition may vary by admit term.

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