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Our Programs

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

The ABSN track is designed for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic major and want to make a career change to nursing. The ABSN can be completed in as few as 16 months of full-time study.

  • 60-credit
  • Classroom instruction
  • Training in state-of-the-art simulation labs
  • Research opportunities
  • Clinical experience
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Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN)

The DEMSN track is designed for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic major looking to make a career change to nursing. It can be completed in as few as 20 months of full-time study and will prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse. The DEMSN program is held on campus in our New Braunfels and Houston locations, with the first DEMSN Houston cohort starting Fall 2025.

  • 75-credit
  • In-person learning
  • Training in state-of-the-art simulation labs
  • Clinical rotations
  • Research opportunities
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Get Hired by Major Hospitals and Practices

Our nursing graduates get hired by major hospitals and practices, including the following:

How Our Nursing Programs Work

Intensive Hands-On Training

Our students receive 944+ hours of hands-on laboratory, simulation and clinical training so they can be ready to practice with confidence after they graduate.

Curriculum Designed to Challenge and Inspire

Program features rigorous academic content that prepares you to provide superior patient care, lead teams, act as a health educator and advocate for patients.

Faculty Oversight + Expertise

Clinically experienced faculty bring recognized achievements, passion for teaching and mentorship to your classes. Work with them in labs, clinical settings and research opportunities.

Learn Boldly.
Live to Inspire

We’ve been educating students since 1891 and are proud of numerous accolades our university has earned. Some of the recent ones include:

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll member 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

The Princeton Review: 2021 Best Western College

Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Earning Your Nursing Degree at TLU

At TLU, we believe every student should have the opportunity to pursue a small, private college experience.