Accelerated Nursing Program in Houston

The University of St. Thomas Houston 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 have earned at least 60 non-nursing credits from an accredited institution or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and who possess the desire to transition into a new nursing career.

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 before applying that knowledge during valuable experiential learning opportunities.

While ABSN@UST welcomes students of all religious backgrounds, it is 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 Accelerated BSN Program Works

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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 previous education 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, only 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 accelerated BSN 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.


How Long Is the ABSN Program?

It is possible to complete the ABSN program in 12 months; however, this timeframe doesn’t include the amount of time it takes to complete any prerequisite courses you may have to pass to be eligible to enroll in the program.

When Do Classes Start for the ABSN Program?

Our ABSN program offers three start dates per year, in January, May and August.

Why Do a School’s NCLEX Pass Rates Matter?

Every student who graduates from nursing school must sit for and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to earn RN licensure. A BSN program’s high NCLEX pass rates are an indicator of the program’s level of commitment to student success. The Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing’s consistently high NCLEX pass rates for first-time test-takers demonstrate that our ABSN program is part of a nursing school that wants you to succeed.

How Much Does the ABSN Program Cost?

Our ABSN program tuition is $1,100 per credit hour.

If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please contact us at (855) 830-2713 or complete our online form.

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