Accelerated Nursing Program

The University of St. Thomas Houston Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to provide non-nurses a quality nursing education that can be completed in 12 months. Our full-time program is best suited for students who already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and the desire to transition into a new nursing career.

ABSN students working with simulation manikin in lab

As a student enrolled in our accelerated BSN program, you can expect immersion in a robust nursing curriculum that will challenge you and change you. Via ABSN@UST’s hybrid learning model, you’ll learn key nursing theory concepts through online coursework then apply that knowledge during valuable experiential learning opportunities.

While ABSN@UST welcomes students of all religious backgrounds, it’s informed by the teachings of our University’s founders, the Basilian Fathers. Through this lens, our goal is to help mold you into a compassionate and competent professional ready to be a force for good in today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape.

It’s also worth noting that you may need to complete certain prerequisites in order to be accepted into our accelerated nursing program. These prerequisites can either be taken through the University of St. Thomas Houston or through any other accredited college, university or community college.

How our ABSN Program Works

The University of St. Thomas Accelerated BSN program in Houston gives qualified students the opportunity to complete their nursing education in 12 months. How is that possible?

The UST online-based accelerated BSN program builds upon your existing bachelor’s degree via our rigorous hybrid curriculum:

  • Online courses establish the foundation of your nursing theory knowledge via an interactive e-learning platform.
  • Hands-on skills and simulation labs allow you to apply your online coursework and exercise your clinical judgement in mock patient care scenarios using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • On-site clinical rotations grant you access to valuable real-world patient care scenarios at some of Houston’s top healthcare facilities, with close proximity to the Texas Medical Center.

Our online accelerated nursing program comprises the same nursing education you’d receive in a traditional classroom-based program, just on an abbreviated timeline. For that reason, it requires an immense amount of focus and dedication to keep pace.

Upon successful completion of our online ABSN program, you’ll be well equipped with the nursing knowledge and skills to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam and practice the profession in a variety of healthcare settings.

Contact us to learn more about ABSN@UST.

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