The University of Dallas, partnering with Texas Women’s University (TWU), announced a new dual-degree program for nursing last Thursday. This program will allow students to pursue two bachelor’s degrees: an accelerated biology degree from UD and a nursing degree from the state-of-the-art, brand-new nursing school at Texas Women’s University in downtown Dallas.
This is the first of its kind to be offered at UD, a dual-degree program that is to be completed in five years that affords the possibility for students to become registered nurses at the end of the fifth year.
Dean Charles W. Eaker is excited about the new program and said in a recent press release, “The new dual-degree program in biology and nursing gives UD students an opportunity to combine the liberal arts with a career pathway.”
This is a valuable opportunity for those looking to become a registered nurse, one of the fastest growing professions in the state of Texas. With more than 3,200 nursing students at its three locations in Denton, Houston and Dallas, TWU is the leading nursing school in the state, providing education to the largest number of college graduates eager to become registered nurses.
Students enrolled in the dual-degree program must fulfill all of the requirements for graduating from UD in three years with a bachelor’s in biology, including the core curriculum. Students then apply early admission to TWU and, if accepted, earn a nursing degree at TWU in two years.
The dual-degree program promises a liberal arts education with a concentration in nursing. Freshman student Maria Buckner is overjoyed at the news of the dual-degree program.
“It is great that UD finally offers this type of program,” Buckner said. “You don’t see accelerated programs at many private colleges, only at larger public universities.”
This is a great opportunity for students interested in becoming a registered nurse while also immersing themselves in the liberal arts education.