Nursing students in Texas have many options for choosing where to earn a nursing degree. Houston Baptist University offers an education that gives graduates expertise they can immediately apply to the job.

The advantages of HBU are many. They include strong ties with the large medical industry in Houston, which has become a worldwide center for exceptional healthcare. The school also approaches education in a way that gives graduates the knowledge and skills they need to immediately succeed in nursing.

Here are some of the advantages HBU offers.

Online Programs

Programs such as the RN to BSN  make it far more realistic for working professionals to maintain their current job and go to school. They eliminate the need to travel to and from campus. Even hybrid programs such as the MSN-PNP and MSN-FNP offer courses online, so driving, except to clinical experiences, is greatly reduced. Completing classwork can be scheduled around professional work and busy personal lives. Online education has revolutionized how ambitious professionals further their education.

Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based Education (CBE), especially when coupled with online degree programs, can make a real difference in how fast a person earns a degree. Those with knowledge and skills gained from experience can pass a class faster by demonstrating they have mastered the course material. Additionally, curricula are designed with consideration for what employers in a specific industry are looking for in their particular field. The programs offer students knowledge they can use on the job immediately.

Personal Support

Each HBU student is assigned a personal success coach who supports them as they move through the degree program. This includes help with coursework and balancing professional and personal lives with the time needed to earn a degree. The coaches have a wealth of experience in guiding online students to success.

Experienced Faculty

Educators in the HBU nursing programs have experience in working in healthcare in Texas. They understand what is needed to succeed in the nursing profession in the Lone Star State, as well as the opportunities the state offers for nurses. They are also up-to-date on the latest innovations in the nursing profession.

Affiliation With the Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center in Houston is the largest medical center in the world. HBU is a partner with the center. The School of Nursing and Allied Health at HBU has developed strong ties with healthcare facilities throughout the Houston area. These partnerships, along with the experienced staff and curriculum design, ensure that HBU graduates are prepared with the latest knowledge and skills in the world of progressive healthcare.

A Strong Tradition

HBU is located not far from downtown Houston, one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic cities in the country. Since its inception, the school has welcomed a diverse community of students that reflect the city around them. In a message to prospective students, HBU School of Nursing and Allied Health Dean Renae R Schumann wrote that the school’s “strong liberal arts tradition provides the foundation for the online competency-based RN to BSN and MSN programs.”

This philosophy of producing well-rounded graduates with the skills needed to succeed in nursing makes HBU an attractive option for Texans who seek to earn a nursing degree and the benefits that come with it.