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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

If you would like to begin your registered nursing (RN) career in three years or less, an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program might be the best option. After several years in the field, however, some ADN-holders feel ready to advance to higher-level positions. These positions often prefer candidates with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. In fact, many major hospitals now require a BSN for senior roles to ensure that staff members are well prepared for the challenges of the position.

The most common degree path for these individuals is an RN-to-BSN program. This allows licensed professional nurses to earn a BSN in as few as three semesters. Actual completion time depends on the number of accepted credit hours and whether you choose a full- or part-time schedule. Many programs offer flexible day, evening, and/or weekend schedules, and some are even offered entirely online.

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While the employment and compensation outlook for registered nurses is generally excellent, BSN-educated nurses command higher salaries and a faster career trajectory. Expected employment growth for RNs is 19% for the 2012-2022 decade, with a median annual salary of $65,470 nationwide. Texas-based RNs receive a higher median salary of $67,310 per year. Nurses in management, research, administration, and other senior positions earn even more. For example, Texas-based assistant administrators average $96,620 in annual compensation.

To help Texas’ nurses enhance their careers with education, we’ve listed below some of the state’s top RN-to-BSN programs for nursing professionals.

Featured Schools

Amarillo

West Texas A&M University
2501 Fourth Avenue | Canyon, Texas 79016
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
West Texas A&M University 2501 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79016
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Austin

Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive | Austin, Texas 78726
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Austin
2400 Inner Campus Drive | Austin, Texas 78712
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Concordia University Texas 11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, Texas 78726
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Austin 2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, Texas 78712
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Beaumont / Port Arthur area

Lamar University
4400 South Martin Luther King Jr Parkway | Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Lamar University 4400 South Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive | Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

Baylor University
333 North Washington Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75246
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Southwestern Adventist University
100 West Hillcrest Street | Keene, Texas 76059
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Texas Christian University
2800 South University Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76129
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Drive | Denton, Texas 76201
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Arlington
701 South Nedderman Drive | Arlington, Texas 76013
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Coast University - Dallas
8435 North Stemmons Freeway | Dallas, Texas 75247
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School Address Programs offered
Baylor University 333 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Southwestern Adventist University 100 West Hillcrest Street
Keene, Texas 76059
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Texas Christian University 2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Texas Woman's University 304 Administration Drive
Denton, Texas 76201
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Arlington 701 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Coast University - Dallas 8435 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75247
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program

El Paso

Southwest University at El Paso
1414 Geronimo Drive | El Paso, Texas 79925
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
415 East Yandell Drive | El Paso, Texas 79902
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue | El Paso, Texas 79968
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Southwest University at El Paso 1414 Geronimo Drive
El Paso, Texas 79925
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso 415 East Yandell Drive
El Paso, Texas 79902
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at El Paso 500 West University Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79968
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Greater Houston metro area

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road | Houston, Texas 77074
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Prairie View A&M University
State Loop 1098 & University Drive | Prairie View, Texas 77446
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Houston
14000 University Boulevard | Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin Street | Houston, Texas 77030
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard | Galveston, Texas 77555
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Houston Baptist University 7502 Fondren Road
Houston, Texas 77074
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Prairie View A&M University State Loop 1098 & University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Houston 14000 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 7000 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Killeen / Temple / Fort Hood area

Texas A&M University - Central Texas
1001 Leadership Place | Killeen, Texas 76549
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street | Belton, Texas 76513
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Texas A&M University - Central Texas 1001 Leadership Place
Killeen, Texas 76549
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 900 College Street
Belton, Texas 76513
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Laredo

Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard | Laredo, Texas 78041
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Texas A&M International University 5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Lubbock

Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street | Lubbock, Texas 79407
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 Fourth Street | Lubbock, Texas 79430
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Lubbock Christian University 5601 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 3601 Fourth Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 West University Drive | Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

San Antonio

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
8400 Datapoint Drive | San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hallmark University
10401 Interstate Highway 10 West | San Antonio, Texas 78230
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Lutheran University
1000 West Court Street | Seguin, Texas 78155
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive | San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway | San Antonio, Texas 78209
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University
11550 North Interstate 35 | San Antonio, Texas 78233
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School Address Programs offered
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions 8400 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hallmark University 10401 Interstate Highway 10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78230
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas Lutheran University 1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University 11550 North Interstate 35
San Antonio, Texas 78233
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program

Other Texas cities

Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Boulevard | Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sam Houston State University
200 Lee Drain Building | Huntsville, Texas 77341
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Schreiner University
2100 Memorial Boulevard | Kerrville, Texas 78028
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Stephen F. Austin State University
2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206 | Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tarleton State University
1333 West Washington Street | Stephenville, Texas 76401
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
7101 University Avenue | Texarkana, Texas 75503
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
8441 State Highway 47, Suite 3100 | Bryan, Texas 77807
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard | Tyler, Texas 75799
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 East University Boulevard | Odessa, Texas 79762
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sam Houston State University 200 Lee Drain Building
Huntsville, Texas 77341
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Schreiner University 2100 Memorial Boulevard
Kerrville, Texas 78028
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Stephen F. Austin State University 2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tarleton State University 1333 West Washington Street
Stephenville, Texas 76401
  • LVN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University - Texarkana 7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University Health Science Center 8441 State Highway 47, Suite 3100
Bryan, Texas 77807
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Tyler 3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
University of Texas of the Permian Basin 4901 East University Boulevard
Odessa, Texas 79762
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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