Hi ya'll! I will get right to my point: I am currently in Arizona where they have an accelerated program at ASU (16months) after you finish all the prereq's of course, for those WITHOUT prior degree even. I was wondering if Texas (Houston areas really) had something like that. All I see is accelerated programs for those who already have a Bach's degree. Other than that, I was also looking at the prereq's for one University that requires Texas History (XXX?)..I wanted to do all my prereq's online here in Arizona then transfer, but ah, they definitely don't offer that one. What other 4 year Universities/Colleges offer BSN programs without that. Oh and, do you have to complete all prereq's before you even apply (like here)?
Thanks---Hope someone can help me
Dec 26, '05
Let me clarify here:
All graduates of any state university in TX are required to have 6 credits of American History and 6 credits of American and Texas Government.
Usually, you will take two 3-credit history classes (American History 1 and 2) and then you will take one 3-credit U.S. government course and one 3-credit Texas Government course.
This is all part of a term that you will hear often in Texas called "core cirriculum." The core cirriculum requires all bachelors degree grads (nursing, business, teaching, or whatever) at any state schools in TX to take a certain number of credits in specific general education areas.
I know all about this state regulation because I had to take an additional government class because I didn't have a "Texas government" class on my transcripts. In addition, I'll be taking an additional Arts class along with my nursing classes this semester because admissions didn't catch in time that I didn't have enough "fine arts" credits to meet the state requirements for core cirriculum.
UTMB is about 50 miles from Houston and they offer the "accelerated" BSN but only for people who already have bachelors degrees in another field.
Other schools closer to Houston may offer what you're looking for but that's the only school that I know for a fact that offers it because it's fairly new.
Last edit by RN34TX on Dec 26, '05