All of the courses are on line and the instructors are helpful.
I am in the process of getting my BSN from UT Arlington. The classes are very informative and increase your knowledge and confidence as a nurse.
Best of luck,
M.Scott Fontenot, RN
Great to hear that you want to become a nurse and good job with asking that critical question. Not all programs are created equal. Start with making a list of all the BSN nursing programs in your area that you are interested in attending. You can also check the Texas Board of Nursing BON for a list of approved programs. https://www.bon.texas.gov/education_programs.asp
Then you will want to visit each program's website to find out information about a few key factors:
1. Is the program "accredited"? (That is different then being approved to operate, programs are typically accredited through ACEN or CCNE)
2. What is the nursing program's annual NCLEX pass rate for the last few years? You will want to see a pass rate greater than 80% consistently.
3. What is the nursing program's graduation rate? Meaning of all the students who started in the program, how many actually make it through and graduate.
I hope this information helps. Best wishes and stay safe!
Dr. Nadja James
PhD, MSN, MHA, RN, CNE
I am a proud BSN graduate of Texas Women's University . The clinical sites in Houston are world class and I cannot say enough good things about the depth and breadth of clinical experiences I had in that program at the many different clinical sites. Lots of opportunities for student nurse jobs to advance your knowledge while getting paid! Houston itself is pretty cool and living in the university housing at the Texas Medical Center was great. Rice University is right nearby when you want to get off campus as well. Good luck!
UT Health is amazing. I recieved my BSN and MSN from UT Health SA. The instructors are very knowledgeable and caring. The school also assists with clinical placement.