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Nursing school recommendation for RN - BSN around the Houston area? Currently in PA.

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Hey! What sup? I'm currently reside in Pennsylvania. I lived in Houston before for 1 year in 2000 and want to move back to Texas by the summer of 2011. So, it have been 10 years already, long time.

Recently, I looked up a bunch of nursing schools around the Houston areas like: TWU, UTHSC of Houston, PVAMU, Houston Baptist, and etc... for a RN - BSN transitional program.

I know TWU and UTHSC of Houston are very competitive, and my 3.07 GPA is not a guarantee that I would get in.

There are two school that about 1 hour away from Houston that I'm really interest of attaining a BSN degree.

They are: University of Houston in Sugarland or Katy, Texas and University Texas of Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. They both offer RN - BSN.

At UTMB of Galveston: The school offer a RN - BSN in 3 semesters (really fast) according to their website, and UH is like 5-6 semesters.

They both accredited by CCNE. Here in the North, I got my RN from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission school. So are there any differences in the scope of nursing practices? Limitation? Acceptance in 50 states in the U.S.? And going for a Post-Graduate Education (Master & PhD) ?

Which school do you recommend for my BSN degree from? If UH, Katy or Sugarland for commute and safety? How about UTMB for school? etc...

I really need your help and really appreciate it. Thanks you!

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UTMB Galveston the UTSON enough said! Hookem Horns LMAO!

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UTSON is hard to get in

UTMB, can you answer other part of my question too? Thanks!

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I dont know anything about your license questions but UTMB galveston has a website. Look under education and nursing and it has answers to probably all your school questions you may have. Also they have advisors email addreses you can email with your questions and they probably can help you out. Good luck!

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I too am looking for the RN-BSN program in TX. I looked into both Texas tech and TExas women's university. From the TWU, their requirements are the gpa of 2.0 and an advisor told me they are pretty flexible with not finishing the pre-requisite classes. So did I get the wrong information? HOw competetive is TWU to get into their RN-BSN program? Do they require a high GPA in order to get into their program?

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From what I heard, TWU and University of Texas of H.Science of Houston are top notch nursing school and ranks in the top 10 in Texas for Nursing, so it's like extremely hard to get in. Their MSN program require a GPA of 3.5 standing (from their website).

That's why I'm looking at University of Houston or UTMB...

The information is little brief on their websites, so asking for help if anyone in here got his or her degree from UH or UTMB....

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16,379 Visitors; 917 Posts

You are right Hnt. This school requires 3.0 gpa in all pre-requisite classes and all the nursing classes taken during ADN program.

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Geez, just forget about TWU and UT. Anyway, TWU is a private school too, so tuition is out of reach for me. Plus, they required you to take a bunch of unnecessary classes...

I did some research into UTMB. It's look like a good school, CCNE accredited, hospital based school. It's a really big hospital/university in a middle of nowhere in TX.

The commute is only 1 hour away from Houston on a little small island of Galveston, o.O I know it's an island off the coast of Texas, only 3 semester long and tuition is around 8k, if you are a Texas resident.

University of Houston in Katy or Sugarland is in the Tier 2 ranking (Somewhere from 100 - 200) in the country public university. So, I'm still deciding.

Both school only need GPA around 2.0 ^^ So, I'm good!

Hope this help you too. Ms.Rn

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From what i've understood about the rn-bsn program it is mostly online and you would only need to make a few trips out to the island.

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HouTx has 35 years experience and works as a Manager, eLearning & Clinical Development.

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Point of clarification - TWU is not a 'private' university. It is a public (state) university and and an extended part of the Texas A & M system. TWU (both my daughters are alumni) nursing program is extremely competitive, and gives preference to undergrads in their own institution before considering any transfer students.

The OP needs to realize a couple of things: First, out-of-state tuition will apply unless the full 1 year residence has already been established. And the qualifying year cannot simply be a move to Tx to attend school. Second, the 'minimum' GPA stated in the application qualifications for any school is a non-issue. All applications ranked, and the top X number are granted admission... in most cases the actual 'lowest' GPA admitted is MUCH higher than the minimum. So it all depends upon the applicant pool that one is competing with at any given time.

There are private nursing schools in the Houston area... Houston Baptist University has a very good reputation & rumor has it that the University of St. Thomas is trying to re-open their program. However, if the OP is looking for an area with the most NS per capita, that would be San Antonio.

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Thanks for the clarification, and do you know anything about University of Houston. Are they good?

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Trilldayz,RN BSN works as a CVICU/ ICU RN.

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If I were you, I would just apply to as many schools as you can....and decide where you want to go AFTER you get in somewhere. No one really cares too much, if at all, where you get your BSN from, in all honesty.

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