UT Tyler

Accelerated Nursing BSN Degree

Be Prepared to Enter the Nursing Field in Just 16 Months

Get a fast start on your career in nursing through The University of Texas at Tyler's accelerated track. This 16-month full-time, fast-track program is offered at the Tyler and Longview campuses.

  • 93% of UT Tyler graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first try.
  • Upon graduation, 98% of our accelerated nursing program graduates immediately start a nursing job or go on to graduate education. Our graduates are employed at:

- East Texas Medical Center
- Trinity Mother Frances Hospital System
- Good Shepherd Medical Center
- Longview Regional Medical Center
- Baylor University Medical Center


Application Process

The Accelerated BSN Track for students is currently being revised, and applications for future semesters are on hold for now. Students with a prior bachelor's degree may apply to the Traditional BSN Track for Transfer Applicants.


UT Tyler Accelerated BSN: Focused. Fast Track.

  • Work side by side with nurse preceptors in various clinical settings for a full 224 hours of clinical experience each semester.
  • Complete a rigorous program of live, interactive video presentations, extensive clinical experiences and online courses to prepare for the demands of professional nursing.
  • Master critical nursing techniques using state-of-the-art simulations.
  • Network with nursing students through American Nurses Association, National Student Nurse Association and Nursing Christian Fellowship groups.
  • Be prepared to assume registered nurse responsibilities in any area of health care and to continue the study of nursing at the master’s and doctoral levels.


More Information

Nursing Courses: Comprehensive Preparation.

  • Pathophysiology of Acute Care

    Study the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of selected human diseases across the life span.

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing I

    Learn about the holistic nursing care of adults experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected structured settings.

  • Nursing Competencies

    Get an introduction to the nursing process, basic nursing skills supported by evidence-based standards, nursing principles and technology to provide safe care for adults.

    Learn more about UT Tyler’s Accelerated BSN program of study.

Nursing Faculty: Experienced. Compassionate.

--Be exposed to the full range of nursing career opportunities with master’s and doctorally prepared faculty members who represent myriad specialties.

--Get faculty support and mentoring as part of intense clinical experiences.

--Learn from faculty eager to prepare students not only to pass the licensing exam, but also to capably and compassionately serve the community.

Learn more about UT Tyler School of Nursing faculty.

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