Why you should earn your nursing degree from TLU

Texas needs nurses – the Dallas Observer reports that Texas may face a shortage of up to 16,000 RNs by 2030.1 At TLU, we provide a path into the nursing profession not just for high school graduates, but also for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree but want to change to a nursing career—individuals like you.

If you hold a bachelor’s degree in another academic major and have the passion needed to serve and lead in nursing, then our ABSN or DEMSN tracks are for you.

We offer you:

Exceptional clinical preparation

We emphasize practical application of skills. Over the course of your program, you’ll complete 944+ hours of hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and in clinical experience settings; this is significantly more than the average number of clinical hours required by most nursing programs.

In addition, we aim to provide you with exposure to a variety of clinical settings, specialties and patient populations. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to provide excellent patient care and the confidence you need to pursue nursing roles anywhere.

Mentorship from expert faculty

Our nursing faculty are all clinically experienced professionals and practitioners. They bring a passion for teaching and mentorship to the classroom, along with expertise in specialty fields including pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing, oncology and more.

A degree trusted by leading regional employers

TLU graduates work at some of the region’s most prestigious hospitals and health care employers, including:

  • Northeast Methodist Hospital in ER, ICU and telemetry
  • University Hospital San Antonio in Trauma, ICU and STARS/Acute Care Units
  • University Health Systems in STARS Resource Float Pool
  • Methodist Children’s Hospital in pediatric oncology/hematology and pediatric ER
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center in pediatrics
  • Dell Seton Medical Center in medical/surgical
  • Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in medical
  • Seton Medical Center Hays in emergency medicine
  • St. David’s North Austin in ICU and medical/surgical/telemetry

Proven success in preparing nurses

In recent years, our nursing students have achieved a first-time pass rate of >90% on the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). In addition, 95% of nursing alumni reported that they were employed in the field within six months of graduation.

Accredited, high-quality nursing 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, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn Boldly. Live to Inspire. Care for others as a nurse.

Take the next step toward a career in nursing with a proven leader in nursing education. Contact TLU about our nursing programs today!

1 https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-faces-impending-nursing-shortage-11686164