Now Enrolling: Concordia Texas Accelerated BSN Program in Austin
Posted on January 30,2017 by Concordia Texas Nursing
If you’ve been waiting to start your dream of becoming a nurse, your future starts – NOW! Adopted from Concordia University Texas’ successful Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will now be able to transfer their existing college credits and earn a BSN in as few as 16 months upon completion of prerequisites. How? With our new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program! Our blended learning model combines online coursework with experiential learning, including in-hospital rotations inside Austin’s top healthcare facilities. With three start dates per year and seats available now your wait is over!
Accelerated is in the name because we’re not exaggerating when we say that our program is fast. We often recommend that students view their enrollment in the ABSN program as a full-time job, but a flexible one. A flexible full-time job? Yes, you read that right. While fast, elements of our program are very adaptable. Students are able to make their own study schedules and learn when it’s most convenient for them as long as it meets the required deadlines. Are you a night owl? Have young children? Like to get up early? The flexibility of our program means you can listen to lectures and study for nursing school on your own time and wherever you learn best.
Our unique program combines online coursework with hands-on experience to provide you with an immersive education. Over the course of four semesters, ABSN students will master nursing theory courses through our online portal, experience hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art nursing facility, and put what they’ve learned into practice with clinical rotations at Austin’s top healthcare facilities.
Say goodbye to attending class in a traditional setting. In our ABSN program, school starts when you login to the online learning platform. Led by Concordia University Texas faculty, you can listen to lectures, complete simulated learning models, practice tests, and more.
Hands-On Skills Labs
Before entering the hospital, our lab instructors put you through various patient care scenarios in skills and nursing simulation labs. Students are able to fine tune their technique on medical manikins before taking care of real patients.
The most crucial part of our ABSN program is our in-hospital clinical rotations at healthcare facilities in Austin. As a nursing student, you can expect to gain valuable experience in some of the following areas:
- Adult Health
- Mental Health
- Behavioral Health
- Intensive Care
- Acute Care
- Long-term Care
Some nursing students have an idea of what area of medicine they want to pursue after graduation, but some don’t. Clinical rotations are not only an essential piece of your nursing education, they also allow you to explore different areas of medicine and find your fit in the nursing world.
Why Concordia University Texas
Of all the schools available, why should you choose us? Our nursing school graduates are prepared to step into the real world of nursing. Our 98% first-time NCLEX pass rate for our school of nursing BSN program in 2016 proves the quality and value of our academic foundation. Additionally, our program provides students with an accredited, nonprofit, faith-based community that encourages personal attention and spiritual growth. At Concordia University Texas, you’ll learn to care for the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit.
We offer three start dates per year, so when you’re ready to begin nursing school, so are we. There is no wait list so, if you meet admission requirements, you can enroll today. Also, Concordia University Texas is one of only two schools in the area to offer an accelerated BSN, and the only school in Austin where you don’t need a previous bachelor’s degree.
Nursing in Austin
Austin is in the middle of a big boom across many areas of industry. Ranked #1 by Forbes annual list of best cities for jobs, Austin is also the third-fastest-growing city in the nation, attracting top healthcare professionals from all over the country.
Texas: A Nurse Compact State
Nursing students who graduate from our ABSN program in Austin and pass the NCLEX-RN, have a lot fewer hoops to jump through. Not only does our ABSN program at CTX in Austin have no waitlist, it also resides in one of the 25 Nurse Licensure Compact states.
- What is a Compact State? A Nurse Licensure Compact State allows licensed nurses to practice in multiple states, saving them from having to apply for licensure and pay if they move to or work in another state.
- How does it work? If you are a nurse who lives in a state that is one of the 25 nursing compact states, you can get licensed to practice in all states that are members.
- Why is it a benefit? Becoming a licensed nurse in a compact state opens you up to a number of nursing job opportunities and makes the process of getting hired easier.
If you have a desire to become a nurse and are looking for a program that will prepare you to be the best nurse you can, our accelerated BSN program in Texas could be the perfect fit for you. Our dedicated team is ready and waiting to assist you through the admissions process and answer any questions your may have – contact them today.