Houston Bsn Programs

  1. 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
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 25, '05 : Reason: TOS
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   outcast-nurse
    Hello xrayrn,

    I am in a similar situation like your's and I do believe that it is definitely a requirement that the BSN programs in Texas have the 12 credits of history.(correct me if I'm wrong) I have checked quite a few professional nursing programs and they do require the history credits. Here are a few links that may be able to answer your question: http://www.utexas.edu/nursing/html/docs/BSN04.pdf
    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/son/undergrad/bsn.aspx
    http://son.uth.tmc.edu/sao/prerequi.htm

    Hope this helps!
    Merry Christmas!
  4. by   darienblythe79
    In order to reseive a baccalaureate degree in TX you must have the TX history. As far as the prereqs go, most will let you apply as long as you have them finished before you begin the nursing program. TX History is available at any community college here and is easily done online. I don't know if you can register for the class out of state, but it might be something worth looking into. Best of luck.
  5. by   RN34TX
    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
  6. by   RN34TX
    Quote from darienblythe79
    In order to reseive a baccalaureate degree in TX you must have the TX history. As far as the prereqs go, most will let you apply as long as you have them finished before you begin the nursing program. TX History is available at any community college here and is easily done online. I don't know if you can register for the class out of state, but it might be something worth looking into. Best of luck.
    All of these classes can be taken online through Virtual College of Texas. (www.vct.org)
    This is how all community colleges in the state are linked and you can take online classes from any community college in TX.
    But...you must be admitted and registered at one "home campus" to participate in VCT. Your home campus can be any community college campus of your choice but must close enough to home because you'll be taking your exams at the home campus testing center.

    Also, most TX BSN programs have around 60 credits of prereq's.
    Most will let you apply and get accepted when you've finished about 40 of them and then you need to finish the remaining ones before the program actually starts.
  7. by   Daytonite
    you want to go to this web site ftp://www.bne.state.tx.us/rnschools.pdf . this lists all the rn schools in texas. the bsn programs start about halfway through this 17-page list. you'll have to develop a list of the houston area programs from this and then contact them for more specific information. most, if not all, of the listings have an e-mail link to the college or university nursing program dean, directors or coordinator for you to send for information. once you have the website address of the school, you should be able to pull up information about their nursing programs yourself, however. you'll want to look at the nursing department sites as well as the college catalog.
  8. by   Kim O'Therapy
    FYI...I finished my prereqs at Houston Community College. They have a lot of online courses that I did not have to go to campus at all for - not even finals. Good luck.

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