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Accelerated BSN (2nd Degree Track)

Prepare for a new career in health care with our 60-credit hour Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Degree Options:
  • Major (BSN) - Accelerated

Do you have a bachelor's degree but are interested in changing to a career in Nursing? You can enroll in our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Degree and become a nurse in as few as 16 months of full-time study.

Registered nurses (RNs) make up the single largest occupation in healthcare. Despite the large RN workforce, we are still facing a nursing shortage in the coming years due to RN retirements, the aging baby boom population requiring more care and a rise in the number of insured patients. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 15% growth for the nursing workforce, nearly twice as fast as the overall economy over the 2016-2026 period.

With TLU’s ABSN track, students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field can prepare for a new career that helps meet this demand for caring, compassionate nursing professionals.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Accelerated BSN at TLU

The ABSN track is available at our New Braunfels and Houston campuses. It combines classroom instruction, simulation training in our state-of-the-art facilities, research opportunities and extensive clinical experience. Students gain 945 hours of hands-on experience over the course of the track.

Course content covers at least 60 credits of nursing skills and knowledge. The ABSN curriculum is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

After graduation, students who successfully complete the requirements from the Texas Board of Nursing and pass the National Licensure Council Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) can become eligible for Texas state licensure as an RN.

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New Braunfels Campus (ABSN/DEMSN)

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545 Creekside Crossing, Suite 313
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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10235 West Little York
Houston, TX 77040

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Charlet Jose

Clinical Professor of Nursing (Houston Campus)

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