Nursing Degree In Texas
Q: I would contack UC Dominquez hills. I understand they have a BSN completion
program. They have recently joined with MEU (Mind Education University) and
will be offering the BSN program over the TV. The cost is up there. I can't lo
locate the 800 number at the moment, but will look it up and get it to you.
A:If your wife has any prior health care experience, she might want to do what I did: get a degree from the Regent's External Degree Program in New York. They administer exams that determine knowledge and proficiency. They don't care how you get those skills: I went in with experience mostly in outpatient settings as a medical assistant, and a lay health worker (did a whole hodgepodge of stuff that nurse practitioners do today) in a community clinic. I don't know that I would tell a person without any prior medical experience to go this route, though. The action by the Florida State Board is most unfortunate because the Regents College nursing program offers a wonderful opportunity for working adults to pursue a college degree. In addition to being accredited by the NLN, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Education Department, research done on the over 14,000 Regents College graduates indicates that their pass rate on NCLEX is higher than the national average and that clinical supervisors and graduate faculty rate their ability highly. The Florida State Board has been unable to produce evidence that Regents College graduates are involved in a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions. Regents College has filed an injunction against the Board of Nursing and is hopeful that the decision of the Board will be reversed. The 1,000 Regents College graduates and 800 Regents College students in the state of Florida are also working very hard at overturning the Board's decision. I'm 39 and decided to return to school (University of Texas at Austin) a couple of years ago. I have a B.
A: (Spanish). The Univ. of TX offers an alternate entry master's degree for persons who have a nonnursing bachelor's degree. You obtain a master's in nursing when you finish, but basically you take the same courses as the undergraduates. Either way, you get the same training, and credit in undergraduate science courses (nonnursing courses) is required just like the undergraduates. The University of Texas will not accept any credits for science courses you may have taken over 10 years ago (I got my B.
A: in 1976). I was working full time when I began taking one or two courses at a time in order to chip away at the 30 hours of science courses (chemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, etc.) I need in order to apply for nursing school (I'm applying for the fall 1995). I have dropped down to working 25 hours per week in order to take at least two courses each semester. Now I am faced with fellow nursing majors telling me it's practically impossible to work (even part time) and attend nursing school. I believe it would be impossible to work full time, because of the amount of clinical work where you are required to be in training for several hours on certain days. It would be impossible to work an 8-5 job Monday through Friday. I am looking into financial aid. The Univ. of TX has a financial aid office, and if they can't give you a grant, they'll let you apply for a student loan. The program here requires that you take 15 to 17 hours per semester if you are a full-time student. I'm going to attempt to work part time and take just 9 to 12 hours, but this may not be feasible. I have been told that there are lots of grant monies out there that go unspent. I've checked some books out of the library on grant possibilities. Here at the Univ. of TX, evening and weekend courses are not offered, so I'll be applying for financial aid, living frugally, and possibly trying to work a little if I can.
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