Second Degree BSN Undergraduate Program

Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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.


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 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.

Transcript Evaluation

An unofficial transcript evaluation is highly recommended prior to submitting your application. All transcripts must be received by the evaluator prior to review. Any that do not comply with the noted instructions, will not be reviewed. This includes transcripts that have been cut and pasted into an email.

To receive an evaluation, please read the Question and Answer information and complete this form and attach it to your transcripts if you are mailing, emailing or faxing your transcripts yourself. If you are having the transcripts sent by a third party, then attach this form to an email to so that we will know you have had your transcripts sent for an evaluation.

Official transcripts received by the evaluator will be reviewed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts will NOT be accepted with a print date over a year old.

Transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The School of Nursing requires course-by-course evaluation using the U.S. letter grade and credit hours. A list of service providers may be found on our website, under "International Applicants".

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