UTA’s RN-to-BSN Program Honored with Star Award
by Sarah Bennett
University of Texas at Arlington and Academic Partnerships have received the 2012 Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to recognize its online RN-to-BSN program.
Thousands of registered nurses have completed their bachelor’s degrees in an average of 18 months through the program since 2008. Nearly half of Texas nurses who have completed an RN-to-BSN degree in 2010-2011 did so at UTA.
So far this year, UTA is one of only four schools in the state to receive this honor. Michael Moore of UTA said in a statement that the program has become a university-wide effort including technical support from staff, financial aid, and admissions procedures.
The UTA College of Nursing partners with more than 245 Texas hospitals whose staff members took part in the university’s program. Tuition for this program runs at $8,995, to be compared with up to $20,000 at for-profit institutions.