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RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Texas

The RN to MSN programs offered in Texas are designed for the associate degree or diploma educated registered nurse. These programs offer a number of concentrations or tracks that prepare students for advanced nursing roles. These programs are listed below along with information about the tracks they offer, their accreditation and contact information.

The RN to MSN provides a streamlined route to a master's in nursing that is allowing a much needed younger generation of nurses to enter advanced nursing roles as a large portion of nurses that hold these positions plan on retiring over the next ten years. Nurses who have been working on the floor for a number of years and find themselves not able to handle the strenuous requirements of the position any longer are seeking their MSN in hopes that they will be prepared to enter administrative roles or roles where the physical demand is less. The RN to MSN has become a popular option for these nurses as well.

An RN to MSN program is not a walk in the park. These programs are extremely focused and take about three years to complete. The baccalaureate education and clinical requirements are met prior to entering any master's level course work and specialization track content. Some nurses feel that the three year commitment can be too demanding and opt to earn their BSN, which can also lead to positions with greater responsibility as well as prepare them for entry to master's nursing programs later on. Learn about the RN to BSN programs in Texas.

Texas is experiencing a significant shortage of registered nurses and though there are plenty of applicants there are not enough faculty or clinical sites to train the number of nurses to meet the demand. What this means to nurses seeking an RN to MSN in Texas is that there will be opportunity in the field of nursing education. Many of the RN to MSN programs listed below do offer this concentration track. As the state of Texas explores new ways to meet the demand for registered nurses, there will have to be incentives for those that choose to enter nursing faculty roles, such as loan repayment. This is not to say that advanced practice, informatics and other concentrations won't be in demand, because they are as well. Nurse practitioners in under served areas are also needed. Just not to the extent that nursing faculty is needed. With a job outlook like this, there hasn't been a better time to start exploring RN to MSN options in Texas.

RN to MSN Online Programs Offered in Texas

Learn more about the RN to MSN programs in Texas including admission requirements, application materials and program strengths by requesting information from the schools listed below.

Colleges & Universities Based in Texas Offering RN to MSN Programs

Angelo State University

NLNAC accredited nursing school.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • Angelo State University, 2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, Texas 76909, PH: 800-946-862

Midwestern State University - Wilson School of Nursing

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • 3410 Taft Blvd Wichita Falls, TX 76308 / Phone: 940-397-4599

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - College of Nursing & Health Sciences, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412, PH: 361-825-2649

Texas Christian University

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • Texas Christian University - Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 2900 W. Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas 76129, PH: 817-257-7652

Texas Woman's University

CCNE acredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • Texas Woman's University , 304 Administration Drive, Denton, Texas 76201, PH: 940-898-2401

University of Houston - Victoria School of Nursing

Applicant for CCNE accreditation

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • University of Houston - Victoria School of Nursing, University West, Suite 272, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901, PH: 361-570-4370

University of Texas at El Paso

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • University of Texas at El Paso - College of Health Sciences, 1101 N. Campbell Street, El Paso, Texas 79902, PH: 915-747-8217

University of Texas at Tyler

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75799, PH: 903-566-7320

University of Texas Health Science Center

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7944, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900, PH: 210-567-5810

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1132, PH: 409-772-1510

West Texas A&M University

CCNE accredited

Programs Offered: RN to MSN

  • West Texas A&M University, Box 60969, Canyon, Texas 79016, PH: 806-651-2630

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