Accelerated BSN Programs in Texas


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 –

Baylor University

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

 

There are 12 nursing schools in Texas that provide Accelerated BSN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.60%

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.30%

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.80%

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.70%

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.50%

The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.50%

The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.90%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.10%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.60%

University of Houston-Victoria
Victoria, TX