Become a Nurse in 16 Months with our Transfer Nursing Program

Designed for those with some prior education, the Accelerated Transfer BSN program is open to students who have completed 64 credit hours or an associate degree. The program offers a flexible pathway to service-oriented career opportunities in nursing and combines the advantages of small classes led by invested faculty with the exceptional clinical preparation gained by training at state-of-the-art simulation centers.

The Accelerated Transfer BSN program is offered at our Houston location. For those who already hold a bachelor’s degree, second degree programs are available at our Houston and New Braunfels locations. Here at TLU, you will develop the leadership, communication, and critical analysis skills to provide high quality, patient-centered care. Benefit from 945 hours of hands-on training and vital clinical experiences that expose you to diverse care settings and patient groups. The ABSN can be completed in as few as 16 months and prepares you for the NCLEX exam and licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Explore the Benefits of our Accelerated Transfer BSN

  • Cutting-edge simulation labs: Gain hands-on experience with patient assessment and clinical treatment skills as you train at innovative facilities utilizing the most advanced patient simulators. 
  • Faculty mentorship: Learn from expert faculty with valuable experience as specialized nursing practitioners and benefit from their strong student support and career-focused feedback.
  • Industry-relevant learning: The baccalaureate programs at Texas Lutheran University are CCNE-accredited, so you can trust that the knowledge you gain in the classroom aligns with skills you’ll need to thrive as a practice-ready nurse.
  • Fast completion times: Designed for students who have completed 64 credit hours or an associate degree, the 60 credit hours required to earn your BSN can be completed in as few as 16 months.

Reasons to Choose TLU for your Nursing Education

Our transformative nursing programs emphasize academic excellence and a lifelong commitment to serving your community. Help meet the growing demand for qualified nursing professionals with the advanced clinical preparation you’ll receive at Texas Lutheran University. Learn more about why students choose our ABSN:

  • Small class sizes: Benefit from the personalized support and mentorship you’ll receive as a student a diverse, private university recognized for excellence in nursing education. 
  • Track record of success: Our recent nursing graduates maintain a first-time pass rate of over 90% on the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®).
  • Strong alumni network: Our graduates are employed by some of the most prestigious healthcare facilities in region. Did you know that 95% of our nursing alumni secured employment in their field within six months of graduation? Choosing TLU for your ABSN expands your professional network and advances your career development.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

ABSN course schedule

Semester 1 – 15 credits

  • NURS 330 Age-Span Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • NURS 332 Fundamental Nursing Concepts & Practice (5 credits)
  • NURS 334 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing I (3 credits)
  • NURS 338 Nursing Pharmacology (3 credits)

Semester 2 – 15 credits

  • NURS 340 Complex Nursing Concepts & Practice I (7 credits)
  • NURS 342 Behavioral Health Nursing (5 credits)
  • NURS 344 Nursing Research (3 credits)

Semester 3 – 15 credits

  • NURS 430 Nursing of Childbearing Families (5 credits)
  • NURS 432 Complex Nursing Concepts & Practice II (7 credits)
  • NURS 434 Leadership & Management of Nursing Care (3 credits)

Semester 4 – 15 credits

  • NURS 440 Community Health Nursing (5 credits)
  • NURS 442 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing II (3 credits)
  • NURS 443 Capstone – Nursing Leadership Practicum (7 credits)

Total 60 credits

*Can be taken once, whenever available, before Semester 4.

Take the next step on your new career journey!

Embark on a rewarding nursing career by choosing the Accelerated Transfer BSN from Texas Lutheran University. Contact us with any questions you may have. We’re here to help!