Accredited RN to BSN Programs in Texas

42 nursing schools in Texas with CCNE or ACEN accredited BSN programs

With the 2nd-highest number of CCNE or ACEN accredited RN-BSN/BSN programs, Texas is at the top for different program offerings, behind only New York. There are numerous different options not only for nursing programs, but for employment.

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University of Texas Arlington – RN to BSN (Online)

University of Texas Arlington | Online RN to BSN
✔ CCNE Accredited

CCNE accredited, degree completion in 13 months, program includes all prerequisite courses, which you can take full-time or part-time.

Online Programs:

CCNE Accredited | 100% Online | Graduate in as few as 13 months

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Becoming an RN with a BSN in Texas

There are multiple statistics to consider when figuring out if you should get your BSN. The employment rate statistics are encouraging – a lower overall unemployment rate gives you a better chance to keep your job with a BSN, as well as potentially find a new place of employment where you could earn a better salary or have better benefits with your BSN degree.

The NCLEX pass rates for the state of Texas are in line with the national average. The pass rates are – for the most part – still pretty good. This means Texas nursing schools are giving an adequate learning experience for their RN to BSN programs.


NCLEX-RN® PASS RATES – AVERAGE FOR RN CANDIDATES

2014 2013 2012
TEXAS 81.02% 90.70% 87.04%
NATIONAL 81.74% 84.29% 90.22%

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The state of Texas uses computer adaptive testing (CAT) for the NCLEX to measure the competencies needed for newly licensed nurses. CAT testing methodologies generally involved providing questions based on your previous answers. So, if you get answer A correct, the CAT test gives you a different and maybe tougher question, as it assumes that you know some of the easier questions. It will continue to give you more difficult questions until you get a question wrong (nearly everyone gets questions wrong!).

On the other side, if you get answer A incorrect, it may give you a less difficult question. The more answers you get correct (or incorrect), the quicker you may finish the exam with less questions. For the most part, give or take, the NCLEX exam consists of a minimum of 75 and maximum of a little over 200 questions.

The CAT method of testing is adaptive to different answers from different people. More information can be found in the below video.

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What is the NCLEX CAT Method of Testing?

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Online RN to BSN Programs at Texas Universities

There are a number of online options for getting your RN-BSN from universities that are based in Texas. University of Texas at Arlington and Lamar University are well-known for their Online RN to BSN Programs, and each university has increased enrollments in recent years from their online programs.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Located in Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech University’s School of Nursing have a few differences that make their online RN to BSN program unique. The School of Nursing has multiple articulation agreements with over 20 community colleges, meaning they have already agreed that all or most credits taken in the ADN or RN program at the community college will transfer over to Texas Tech’s RN to BSN program. Second, the length of the program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in 2-3 semesters. Lastly, TTU’s RN to BSN program is one of the cheapest and most affordable, especially for Texas residents, ranging from $15,821 for residents to $22,061, for non-Texas residents.


West Texas A&M University

The WTAMU Nursing Department offers a Special Tuition Rebate with a Package Cost of $6,950 for the RN to BSN nursing courses to in-state residents who qualify. There are several restrictions for the rebate package, including graduating within three years of admission to the WTAMU RN-BSN program, limitation on credit hour attempts for the RN-BSN program, and up-to-date payments throughout your tenure. The RN to BSN program is also available online and accredited by the CCNE.

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Better Than Average Employment Opportunities in Texas

The unemployment rate in Texas is in the top 15 at a rate of 4.2% (better than the national average of 5.3%). For the sake of comparison, in Sept. 2014, Texas’ unemployment rate was at 4.8%. Generally the downward average has been drastic. In January 2011, the unemployment rate in Texas was high at 8.1% (source). The Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for 103 consecutive months.

In July 2015, Texas added 31,400 jobs, including 7,100 health services jobs, according to a Dallas News article.

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List of RN to BSN Programs in Texas

University of Texas Arlington – RN to BSN (Online)

University of Texas Arlington | Online RN to BSN
✔ CCNE Accredited

CCNE accredited, degree completion in 13 months, program includes all prerequisite courses, which you can take full-time or part-time.

Online Programs:

CCNE Accredited | 100% Online | Graduate in as few as 13 months

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Campus based nursing schools with RN-BSN / BSN programs in Texas

Abilene Christian University

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 4669 students


Abilene, TX 

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Angelo State University

CCNE & ACEN accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 6155 students


San Angelo, TX 

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Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

ACEN accredited

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Baylor University

CCNE accredited
Louise Herrington School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 14541 students


Waco, TX 

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Concordia University Texas

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 2260 students

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East Texas Baptist University

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 1210 students


Marshall, TX 

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Hardin-Simmons University(Affiliated with Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing)

CCNE accredited
4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 2387 students

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Houston Baptist University

ACEN accredited

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Lamar University

ACEN accredited

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Lubbock Christian University

ACEN accredited

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McMurry University(Affiliated with Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing)

CCNE accredited
4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 1515 students

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Midwestern State University

CCNE accredited
Wilson School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 6093 students


Wichita Falls, TX 

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Prairie View A & M University

CCNE & ACEN accredited
College of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 8203 students


Prairie View, TX 

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Sam Houston State University

CCNE & ACEN accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 16662 students


Huntsville, TX 

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Schreiner University

CCNE accredited
Nursing Department | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 974 students


Kerrville, TX 

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Southwestern Adventist University

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 821 students


Keene, TX 

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Stephen F. Austin State University

ACEN accredited

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Tarleton University

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 9633 students

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Texas A & M University Health Science Center

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 1612 students

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Texas A & M University-Commerce

CCNE accredited
Nursing Department | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 8725 students


Commerce, TX 

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Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing and Health Sciences | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 9007 students


Corpus Christi, TX 

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Texas A & M University-Texarkana

CCNE accredited
Nursing Program | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 1666 students


Texarkana, TX 

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Texas A&M International University

ACEN accredited

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Texas Christian University

CCNE accredited
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 8696 students


Fort Worth, TX 

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Texas State University

CCNE accredited
St. David’s School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 9102 students

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 2904 students


Lubbock, TX 

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso

CCNE accredited
Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 2904 students

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Texas Woman’s University

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 12465 students


Denton, TX 

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University of Houston – Victoria

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 36104 students

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

CCNE accredited
Scott and White College of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 2648 students


Belton, TX 

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University of Texas Arlington – RN to BSN (Online)

University of Texas Arlington | Online RN to BSN
✔ CCNE Accredited

CCNE accredited, degree completion in 13 months, program includes all prerequisite courses, which you can take full-time or part-time.

Online Programs:

CCNE Accredited | 100% Online | Graduate in as few as 13 months

+ Click for Program & Admissions Information

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University of Texas at Arlington

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

TX 

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University of Texas at Austin

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

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University of Texas at Brownsville

ACEN accredited

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University of Texas at El Paso

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

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University of Texas at Tyler

CCNE accredited
College of Nursing and Health Sciences | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

TX 

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

TX 

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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

TX 

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University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 10963 students

TX 

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University of Texas-Pan American

CCNE accredited
Nursing Department | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 2461 students

TX 

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University of the Incarnate Word

CCNE accredited
School of Nursing & Health Professions | 4-year, Private not-for-profit | Enrollment: 6361 students


San Antonio, TX 

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Wayland Baptist University

ACEN accredited

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West Texas A & M University

CCNE accredited
Department of Nursing | 4-year, Public | Enrollment: 7535 students


Canyon, TX 

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