Second Degree BSN Undergraduate Program

Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Overview

TTUHSC School of Nursing offers a Second Degree BSN accelerated program for the student with a previous college degree. The BSN nurse is prepared to meet the challenges of a complex and changing healthcare environment in the 21st century. This accelerated 12-month program has online classes with clinical instruction guided by assigned clinical coaches and nursing clinical faculty. Oversight of clinical hours is done by coaches and nurse-educator oversight in the students' own communities of Abilene, Amarillo, the Austin-Hill Country area, Dallas, Lubbock and Permian Basin.

Program Length

Upon completion of prerequisite courses, the Second Degree BSN program can be completed in 12 months (61 semester credit hours).

Program Cost

Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867 for detailed fee information, including out-of-state tuition. The estimated cost of the program can be found in our school catalog under "Financial Information". Additional course fees will apply.

Due to the intensity of the Second Degree BSN program, it is strongly recommended that students do not seek employment for the duration of enrollment in the program. Click here for more information.

Employment while enrolled: The accelerated Second Degree BSN Program has a fast-paced, intense curriculum requiring 70 to 80 hours a week of in-depth study and clinical. Being employed while enrolled in this program is highly discouraged. Past instances have shown that students who attempted to work while enrolled led to unsatisfactory results and even failure because of the division of the student’s focus and lack of time required to be successful. Therefore, applicants are cautioned about attempting to work to support themselves while in school and should consider what financial resources are needed when considering whether this program is a fit for them.

Estimated tuition and fees to complete the 61 credit hours of the program can be found here. If the financial support or reserves are not readily apparent in your plan, it is advisable to let your School of Nursing admissions advisor know so you can be directed to a financial aid and scholarship advisor to explore what options are available to you. This will help to make an informed decision as to whether you want to consider the TTUHSC Second Degree BSN Program or find another route to earning a degree in nursing.

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Financial Aid

Applicants interested in applying for financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) upon admittance to the School of Nursing must complete a Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The School of Nursing requires a FAFSA on file to be eligible for scholarships offered by the school.

Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website.

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