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Accelerated programs are not new to the nursing education as they have begun to proliferate in the past years. The AACN’s database proves the number of enrollment in these types of programs each year and now, Texas offers 12* of the accelerated BSN programs. Enrollees are much older, motivated and have proven themselves in terms of academic expectations. Compared to their high school-entry baccalaureate counterparts, these students tend to excel more and are eager to engage in more clinical experiences.
If you want to learn about the ABN program, here are two universities that you can inquire at –
BU’s FastBacc BSN program is a 12-month accelerated BSN program which was designed for students who want to have a career shift. This is perfect for students that have already accomplished a non-nursing degree.
FastBacc BSN is academically rigorous and it requires that you study full-time. The curriculum begins every summer with a combination of traditional classroom discussions, clinical experiences, lab classes and online courses.
University of Houston – Victoria
The Accelerated BSN program offered by this university is a Texas State Board of Nursing approved curriculum. It is an intensive, 12-month, full-time program for students that already hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in other fields.
The objective of this program is to train students to a higher calling in nursing. Admitted students draw upon the past courses that they took especially the ones from the social sciences, biological sciences, and humanities.
Admission for students is every Spring of each academic year with the next one slated in Spring of 2014.
This second degree BSN program has a full approval of the Texas State Board of Nursing starting October 2012. It is a baccalaureate program that is also fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education or CCNE.* this number may change by the time you read this