The National Institutes of Health set a goal that 80 percent of registered nurses in the country earn at least a bachelor's in nursing by 2020.
According to the Texas Board of Nursing, 49 percent of Texas' registered nurses currently have a BSN or higher.
Melinda Mitchell Jones, MSN, J.D., R.N., associate professor and chair of the Department of Non-Traditional Undergraduate Studies in the School of Nursing, said it is important for nurses to continue their education to keep up with advances in technology, emerging practice-based evidence, and advancing roles of nursing in healthcare.
The EDGE offers a full-time two-semester track, a two-year
part-time track and an accelerated six-month track. Because the coursesare
completely online, students have 24-hour access to their classes,online technical
support, assistance in developing their degree plans and learning support.
There are no required clinical hours, but instead students will have interactive and observational field experiences in their communities.
Other features of The EDGE include:
- Admission three times a year
- Self-paced virtual orientation starting in spring 20
- Provisional admission for new graduates before sitting for the National Council Licensure Examination
- Small class size (1 professor to 35 students) Courses taught by faculty with advanced degree
- Flexible degree planning
The TTUHSC School of Nursing is a nationally recognized educator of Texas BSNs. The first group of students to be enrolled in The EDGE will begin this fall.
For more information about The EDGE RN to BSN Program, or other TTUHSC School of Nursing programs, click here.