Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate
Accelerated Learning—at a Deeper Level
“When I entered the Patriot Accelerated BSN program, I already had a bachelor’s degree in general studies. The nursing program was very difficult and I had to immerse myself 100% into studying. Since graduating and working as a nurse, I realize nothing could have prepared me for the intensive challenges a nurse faces on a daily basis on a hospital floor, but the many hours of clinicals we completed prepared us well. Because there was a small group of students in our accelerated program, we received a lot of one-on-one attention from our professors that helped us learn on a deeper level.
“In March 2009, before I graduated, I began applying for nursing jobs. To my surprise, I was offered two different nursing positions at the Tyler Trinity Mother Frances Hospital right away – with graduation still four months off! That’s the kind of reputation the UT Tyler nursing programs have in the community and region.
“Today, I am working on my master of science in nursing degree full time at UT Tyler. I also work as a PRN local hospital floor nurse at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and serve as its chair of the Nursing Research Council. Ultimately, I’d like to earn my doctorate and teach in nursing education at a great university like UT Tyler.”
Lasi McArthur, Tyler, TX August 2009, Patriot Accelerated BSN graduate
Patriot Accelerated Nursing BSN Degree
Be Prepared to Enter the Nursing Field in Just 16 Months
The University of Texas at Tyler offers individuals with baccalaureate or higher degrees in a non-nursing field the opportunity to obtain the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).
- Get a fast start on a career in nursing with this 16-month full-time, fast-track program, available at the Tyler, Palestine and Longview campuses.
- 99% 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
Learn more from the College of Nursing
Patriot 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 the National Student Nurse Association, the American Nurses Association student affiliation group and the Nursing Christian Fellowship group.
- 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.
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.
Nursing Courses: Comprehensive Preparation.
Pathophysiology of Acute Care – Study focuses on the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of selected human diseases across the life span.
Medical/Surgical Nursing I – An introduction to holistic nursing care of adults experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected structured settings.
Nursing Competencies – Get an introduction to nursing process, basic nursing skills supported by evidence based standards, nursing principles and technology to provide safe care for adults. Students demonstrate assessment skills, fundamental therapeutic nursing interventions, and nursing procedures in the laboratory and selected settings.
Career Outlook for the Major
Nurses who hold the BSN degree can expect outstanding career prospects in the years ahead. Nearly 60% of all nursing jobs are in hospitals, but there are also positions available in physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities and clinics. With additional training, nurses can specialize in such fields as psychiatric-mental health, nurse-midwife, surgery, nursing education and other areas.
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