Any ADN-BSN programs in Texas (Not RN-BSN)?

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    Hi,

    I'm about to finish up school later this June and I was hoping to pursue a Bachelor's Degree while studying for the NCLEX-RN (I want to take my time and study for the NCLEX instead of studying for an NCLEX right away just because a school's deadline is in August.

    So anyone know of an ADN-BSN program in Texas that's online or in the Houston area? I've tried some searches but no-go. I'm coming from California if that matters....
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    So, you have a diploma in nursing? If so, you would just need to complete all of the usual pre-requisites that are needed for an ADN - I would imagine that you'd be eligible for ADN-BSN programs. Call the program advisors to see what the entrance requirements are. Houston has plenty of economical options for those pre-reqs. You may even be able to CLEP some of them.

    Many nursing schools offer hybrid programs that include online didactic classes. Local CCs have online options for basic courses also. If you are looking for online bridge programs (RN-BSN), I would encourage you to take a look at the TAMUCC "eLine" program Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Generic Baccalaureate Track and the UT Arlington RN-BSN online program. UT Arlington | UTA | Online Degree | RN to BSN | Accelerated Courses If you're looking for a program with a local campus (advisors, library, etc) I recommend Texas Woman's University RN BS (For Registered Nurses with an Associate's Degree or Diploma only) - TWU College of Nursing - Texas Woman's University They are all relatively inexpensive state schools - in-state tuition is low.

    Best of luck to you
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    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear enough. I would have an ADN degree but no official RN license yet. I was wondering if there's any programs in Texas that offer online ADN to BSN programs without the need to have an RN license. Unfortunately, this seems to confirm my fears there's none in Texas so I would just have to study for the NCLEX as soon as I can then.

    UTA is a good choice, though. thank you.
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    I know UT-Houston and UH-Victoria allow you to start your BSN before sitting for the NCLEX, but the early admission is competitive and part of articulation agreements from certain schools. What program are you in?
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    I'm in a program from out-of-state. Yeah I think most or all RN-BSN programs in Texas require a temporary or permanent RN license. A Interim Permit probably would not count.
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    Oh, ok. Not so sure about that. I went to an RN-BSN meeting at University of Houston - Victoria not long ago and they did say they allow students to start in June or January and give an 8 week grace period to pass the NCLEX. Not sure if that's true for everyone or just the school I'm from, but you could check it out!
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    Thank you I'll look into those.
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    Just to clarify and let's say this is the worst case scenario: What happens if you do not pass the NCLEX? Do these programs automatically kick you out? I'd imagine that would be a waste of time and money...
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    Quote from CrazyCoconut
    Just to clarify and let's say this is the worst case scenario: What happens if you do not pass the NCLEX? Do these programs automatically kick you out? I'd imagine that would be a waste of time and money...
    I have absolutely no idea! I guess it never occurred to me that I would fail

    I supposed at worst you'd have to sit out a semester until you pass? UHV is on a quarter system, so you'd have your first set of courses completed at 8 weeks.

    The thing to remember is that they are still RN-BSN programs, so there's not a clinical component. The longer you wit to test, the more of your skills you'll lose, and employers know that. The more fresh you are off relevant experience, the better, and being in a BSN program won't protect you from that. So I wouldn't plan on spending ages preparing.
    Last edit by Stephalump on Feb 2, '13
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    That's very very true. You might as well finish it all from the get-go. Thanks for the helpful info! I love AN lol


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