Texas ranks second on the list of states with the most severe nursing shortage. The demand for BSN-credentialed nurses is increasing, especially in Central Texas, with an aging workforce and increased population.
To help skill-up more registered nurses, Austin Community College District (ACC) launches a new online option for its bachelor's degree program. The online RN-to-BSN program starts spring 2023.
ACC’s program provides registered nurses (RNs) an affordable route to earn their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). Graduates are prepared to advance their careers and assume nursing leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings.
“Creating an online option meets our working registered nurses where they are. Oftentimes our BSN students are working overtime or have obligations affecting their class schedule. . This new flexibility allows them to take classes on their own schedule,” says Dr. Nina Almsay, ACC dean of Health Sciences. “Nursing remains one of the most in-demand occupations. We want to make sure we provide all the resources and opportunities we can to meet these demands and train a qualified workforce.”
ACC’s RN-to-BSN program offers a full-time option that can be completed in 3 semesters as well as a part-time option with completion possible in 5 semesters. To meet all student demands and requests, the college will continue to offer on-campus and hybrid options as well.
In all tracks, students learn about health policy, community and public health, research and evidence-based nursing, and leadership and management skills.
For more information about the program, visit austincc.edu/bsn.