Student looking for a christian school in Texas with a great nursing program!

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    I am looking to transfer to a nursing school in Texas! I am seeking my BSN. I am currently taking classes at Tarrant County College, and I want to attend a christian school so that I am offered different religious studies. I would like to hear from other nurses on here at the school they think is best! I have four choices that I am looking into:

    Texas Christian University
    Mary-Hardin Baylor
    Hardin Simmons (Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing)
    Baylor University

    I've heard great things about all, but I've also heard that Hardin Simmons doesn't develop critical thinking in their students, and that because it's in a small town students don't see a lot in their clinical rotations.

    I welcome any advice! Thanks
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    I may be misunderstanding the question here, but every university has a religious studies department with all kinds of classes, not just christian colleges. Your local branch of your state university and private non-profits will all have many religion classes on offer.
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    Most universities offer "Great Religions of the World" or something like it in their philosophy department. I want a christian college that offers New Testament and Old Testament survey, among other things. I'd also like a college that approaches everything from a Christ centered standpoint! Thanks for the comment though!
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    Quote from CaseymcFacey
    I am looking to transfer to a nursing school in Texas! I am seeking my BSN. I am currently taking classes at Tarrant County College, and I want to attend a christian school so that I am offered different religious studies. I would like to hear from other nurses on here at the school they think is best! I have four choices that I am looking into:

    Texas Christian University
    Mary-Hardin Baylor
    Hardin Simmons (Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing)
    Baylor University

    I've heard great things about all, but I've also heard that Hardin Simmons doesn't develop critical thinking in their students, and that because it's in a small town students don't see a lot in their clinical rotations.

    I welcome any advice! Thanks
    While I am in NJ and cannot offer any advice on your question, I just wanted to say this..... good for you for having the courage to ask a question like this in an open public forum.

    Too many people would be far too timid about their faith to ask this question and with a very straight forward explanation as to why when asked.
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    I am applying to TCU and Baylor nursing programs so that I can learn nursing from a religion-centered approach. The schools are pricey, so be prepared.
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    You may also want to check out Houston Baptist University in Houston and University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. St. Thomas in Houston is getting ready to re-open their nursing program as well. You do realize that even though all of these 'faith based' schools have great nursing programs -- they're really expensive, right? Just saying. . .
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    Moved to TX Nursing Programs Discussion forum. Hopefully some TX folks will offer you some good suggestions.

    Good luck in your search.
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    Concordia University in Austin has a nursing program. They offer old and new testament courses, as well as christian centered healthcare courses.
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    Thank you all for your help! Yes, I do realize that they are expensive. I am right down the road from TCU and can get quite a few scholarships from there, so at the moment I'm not too worried about the expense!
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    I wouldn't recommend UMHB. I was conditionally accepted to Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, but I declined my acceptance for UMHB.


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