Accelerated BSN Programs in Texas?

  1. 0 Hi, guys! I'm a newbie to this site, and I wanted to get your input on accelerated BSN programs in Texas. I live in the DFW area, and I hold a Finance degree from Texas A&M. I've recently decided to try my hand at nursing school, and I need three prereqs to get into RN school--A&P I, II, and Micro. (I start my A&P I on Tuesday!) I was plunking around on the site and saw that some nurses were talking about the fact that they had done an accelerated BSN 12-month program geared toward people with non-nursing degrees. Does anyone know if there are any nursing schools in the area that offer such a program? I checked UTA, and they don't seem to have it.
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  4. Visit  txspadequeenRN profile page
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    Try TWU and TCU. I am pretty sure they have one , I may be wrong though.
  5. Visit  AggieNurse2B profile page
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    Thanks! I will sure look into those. It just seems like such a great deal for someone like me...A burned out tax accountant who is dying to be a nurse!
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  6. Visit  txspadequeenRN profile page
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    I am almost 100% sure both of these offer the accerlerated program. I hear it is intense so get ready to hunker down.. Good luck to you!!!!!



    Quote from hayleyandkylesmom
    Thanks! I will sure look into those. It just seems like such a great deal for someone like me...A burned out tax accountant who is dying to be a nurse!
  7. Visit  lvnmommyto2greatboys profile page
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    TWU Houston campus (Dallas campus does not) offers one and TCU does too. Both of these programs are 15 months and start in May..graduate the following August. TCU program runs about 40K for the 15 month program.....little high but thank God for loans I hear that TCU received 400 applications for the 20 seats class this past time....really competetive!! Good luck on the search.
  8. Visit  ZASHAGALKA profile page
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    hey fellow ag!

    try TAMU. The are starting an acclerated program, although I don't know when it goes 'live'.

    and besides, as you well know, College Station is a great place to live.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
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    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    hey fellow ag!

    try TAMU. The are starting an acclerated program, although I don't know when it goes 'live'.

    and besides, as you well know, College Station is a great place to live.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    They offer an online second degree BSN
  10. Visit  ladybug30 profile page
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    I know Texas Tech just started an accelerated program and almost all classes are done via the web. They work with your local hospitals and find a predeptor so you can do your clinicals in the DFW area. I think they take new students in January, could be wrong though. I know it is a very intense program and am pretty forsure they say you can't work at all.
  11. Visit  veggiegarden profile page
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    In addition to the schools listed above, University of Texas-Houston campus and UTMB-Galveston also offer accelerated BSNs. I don't know how long the TWU program will be in effect since the school must get special grants/sponserships from other institutions to fund the program.
  12. Visit  lvnmommyto2greatboys profile page
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    I talked to the lady at TTU re: 2nd degree BSN and she told me it was 12 months long but that you had to have residence in either Austin or Lubbock at the time of the program. She stated that there was not a program for the Dallas area at this time.
  13. Visit  lifeLONGstudent profile page
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    I am in the accelerated program at TCU. I can give you info about that program.



    lifeLONGstudent
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    Quote from lifeLONGstudent
    I am in the accelerated program at TCU. I can give you info about that program.



    lifeLONGstudent
    I looked into that program, but I'm not sure that I want to anty up the big $$$ to go that route. :uhoh21: I've looked for information on TAMU's program, but can't find anything. Anyone else know about that program or when it's supposed to go "live?"
  15. Visit  lifeLONGstudent profile page
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    Quote from hayleyandkylesmom
    i looked into that program, but i'm not sure that i want to anty up the big $$$ to go that route. :uhoh21: i've looked for information on tamu's program, but can't find anything. anyone else know about that program or when it's supposed to go "live?"

    well, it's not like i am writing a check for tuition each semester . that is what student loans are for. it can be done.


    i did not look at the numbers, but other people in our class (who were accepted at twu and turned it down) compared the numbers and said that in the end the cost is about the same. it is just a matter of getting it done in 12-15 months or dragging it out for 2 - 2.5 years. again, i did not calculate it because i only applied to tcu for the accelerated program. 11 months and 4 days to go. .......... 'git er done'



    lifelongstudent


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