The EDGE program, or Exploration, Discovery, and Growth through Education program, will allow nurses to earn their degree in either two years as a part-time student, in two semesters as a full-time student, or in six months as an accelerated student. There are no required clinical hours; instead, students are expected to participate in field experiences in their communities.
The first EDGE program begins this fall, but admission takes place three times per year. The first virtual orientation begins in the spring.
Students are guaranteed a small class size of no more than 35 students.
Texas Tech’s RN to BSN program requires 30 credit hours of coursework covering topics such as evidence, nursing management and leadership, community health, risk analysis, and legal and ethical issues in healthcare.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The nursing school is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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