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Undergraduate Nursing Advising for Post-Licensure Programs

Book your appointment with an RN-BSN / RN-MSN Advisor

While it is not mandatory for Accelerated Online students to meet with an Academic Advisor, students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor regularly. There are multiple ways to meet with an advisor.

Book online, the easiest way to schedule: Click or tap here to book your appointment online.

Virtual appointments: Students must schedule through the link above for virtual appointments. A link to join the virtual appointment through Microsoft Teams will be sent after booking your appointment. Microsoft Teams meetings can be conducted on any computer or by downloading the Microsoft Teams application through a mobile device.

Have your webcam turned on to meet face-to-face with an advisor no matter where you are!

Accessing Your Advising Appointment in Microsoft Teams

Step One – Get the App!

Microsoft Teams is a component of Office 365. All students, faculty and staff now have access to Office 365 and Teams. Login to https://teams.microsoft.com with your UTA email address and NetID password.

After logging into Teams, you can download Teams to your computer by clicking the “Get App” button on the bottom left of the navigation bar on the left side of the page.

To install Teams on a mobile device, search the App store or Google Play for the “Microsoft Teams” and follow installation prompts. You will need to log in with your UTA Microsoft account credentials (UTA email account and NetID password). Functions on the mobile app will look different.

Step Two – Join Your Scheduled Appointment!

Once you have the Teams app open, click the Calendar tab in the navigation bar on the left. Next, click on the icon located in the appointment – “Join”. Join by computer or by phone.

To join by phone, dial the phone number and enter the conference ID – simply follow the instructions in the Teams meeting.

Additional Resources

Teams Downloads: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

UTA Office365 Apps: https://mapps.uta.edu

Other ways to connect with an Academic Advisor

Walk-In: Advisors are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist students in the RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs.

Email: RNadvising@uta.edu

Phone: 817-272-2776 (option 2, then option 2) Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

Walk-In: Advisors are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist students in the RN-BSN and undergraduate RN-MSN programs.

Are you an undergraduate student but do not hold an active, unencumbered nursing license? Your advising information is on this page: Undergraduate Nursing Advising for Pre-Licensure Programs.

Advising Requirements for Post-Licensure Undergraduate Nursing Students

Students in a campus-based post-licensure undergraduate program are required to meet in person with an Academic Advisor once a semester.

Students in the Accelerated Online post-licensure undergraduate program are encouraged to regularly with an Academic Advisor. Unlike the on-campus program, a registration hold is not applied each semester that requires students to meet with their Academic Advisor. Once admitted to UT Arlington, students in the Accelerated Online post-licensure program are required to complete a live Virtual Orientation Session prior to enrolling in courses. A course evaluation will be provided by a College of Nursing and Health Innovation Academic Advisor within five weeks of all transcripts being sent to the Office of Admissions. Students may plan their coursework using the Degree Map after coursework has been evaluated by an Academic Advisor. Students are encouraged to contact the RN Advising Team with any questions. Information to help students get ready and prepared for the first day of class is sent after admissions into the UTA and the program. It is imperative that students read and keep this information for future reference. Most advising is handled via e-mail, however, students may schedule a phone, face-to-face, or virtual appointment with an Academic Advisor as needed.

Before your appointment:

  1. Have a list of questions prepared to ask your advisor.
  2. Familiarize yourself with your program information, and your current progress in your program.
  3. Make arrangements to be on time to your advising appointment. Students who are more than ten minutes late will be rescheduled.

Nursing Advisors

RN-BSN and Undergraduate RN-MSN Programs

This advising team works with Registered Nurses who are seeking their baccalaureate (BSN) degree and also those interested in the RN to MSN Program.

  • Ms. Adrienne Ballard
  • Ms. Sara Blanco
  • Ms. LaTashea Curtis
  • Ms. Kris Elijah
  • Ms. Emily French
  • Mr. Richard Gooden
  • Mr. Louis Gonzalez
  • Mr. Michael Guillory
  • Mr. Herbert Merino-Ponce
  • Ms. Kim Nguyen
  • Ms. Dariela Pena
  • Ms. Brittany Rose
  • Ms. Amber Threadgill
Nursing License Verification

Students are required to provide verification of an active, unencumbered license for acceptance into UTA and the Nursing program when submitting the application. The Office of Admissions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation use NURSYS, a national database, to verify student license credentials. The NURSYS licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of the data provided directly from the Nursing Commission to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s (NCSBN) and is primary source equivalent. To learn more about NURSYS, please click or tap here.

To assist in expeditiously verifying your credentials, please ensure your information is available in this database and correctly typed on your ApplyTexas application.

We also encourage you to sign up for NURSYS e-notify.

Using NURSYS you will benefit by receiving license expiration reminders, status updates to your license, and tracking your nurse license verifications for endorsement. Visit the link above to learn more about the benefits of e-notify.