Accelerated Nursing Programs in Texas

Accelerated nursing programs in Texas offer nursing degrees to students with undergraduate degrees in non-nursing fields. Texas offers accelerated nursing degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Fast track programs in the Lone Star State require full-time study. Some take place in traditional classroom and clinical settings, some take place online and some combine online with on-campus instruction.

Accelerated BSN programs in Texas take 12 to 18 months to complete. Baylor University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock offer 12-month programs combining online didactic coursework with clinical courses. Texas Woman’s University, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offer 15-month accelerated programs. Texas A&M University and the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing provide 18-month accelerated nursing programs. For fast track graduate nursing degrees, the University of Texas at Austin offers accelerated MSN and doctoral programs. In addition, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi offers an accelerated MSN for registered nurses with diplomas or associate degrees as well as an accelerated MSN for nurses with baccalaureate degrees in non-nursing fields. UT Tyler provides an RN to MSN program and an online BSN to PhD program.

Accelerated programs offer cost savings because they take less time to complete than traditional programs. Online accelerated nursing programs in Texas offer convenience and self-paced study, but may cost more than on-campus degrees. Texas nurses have many fast track educational options, and increased education online or on-campus will bring additional employment opportunities.