University of Texas at Arlington Nursing School Review

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA, UT Arlington) is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has a student population of almost 34,000, making it the second largest university in the University of Texas college system. Research coming out of University of Texas at Arlington is at over $63 million since 2005. University of Texas at Arlington offers 81 Bachelor’s degrees, 75 Master’s degrees and 31 Doctoral degrees, with almost 17% Hispanic population, over 14% African American and over 9% Asian. Last year, the Fall enrollment was over 32,000, with over 25,000 students enrolled in undergraduate degrees and over 7,500 in graduate degrees.

University of Texas at Arlington – College of Nursing

Ranked in the top 15 biggest nursing schools in the United States, there are over 6,600 students enrolled in all of the nursing programs at any given time. The College of Nursing offers all levels of nursing education including; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) track, a Masters in Nursing (MSN), a Post Masters in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a PhD program. The degree programs offered at the College of Nursing include a combination of in-class lectures and clinical practicum on manikins and actors. The College of Nursing also owns a Smart Hospital™, which is a simulated hospital for learning purposes.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a four-year program, which graduates students who can go on to apply to complete their NCLEX-RN exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, individuals will hold an RN licensure. The College of Nursing also offers Academic Partnership BSN, which is a 15-month accelerated program taken online, and a RN to BSN Program, which is intended for RNs in the workforce, who wish to complete their BSN in two semesters using a combination of online and in-class lectures. There is also an accelerated Academic Partnership RN-BSN Program, which is completed online.

Masters & Doctoral Programs

The Masters programs at the College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, include a Masters Degree Nurse Practitioner and Post-Masters Certificate opportunities. The Nurse Practitioner tracks are varied and range from Family Psychiatric/Mental Health to Primary Pediatrics and Neonatal. Graduates of the program go on to become educators, Nurse Practitioners and Administrators. There is also a joint degree MSN in Administration, MSN and Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration and an MSN/MBA program. The College of Nursing also has MSN Educator and Administrator options as well as a PhD in Nursing stream, which graduates individuals who are interested in becoming nursing faculty and researchers. Other doctoral degrees include a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a Nursing BSN to PhD Doctor Bound with Administration, Clinical and Administrator tracks.The College of Nursing also offers several certificates in nursing including; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Educator Role Certificate, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

University of Texas at Arlington
701 South Nedderman Drive,
Arlington, TX 76019, United States
(817) 272-2011

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