To address a high demand for nurses, the University of St. Thomas opened a third accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program site in Sugar Land, offering in-person classes that started Aug. 21.

The details

The 21,819-square-foot facility for the program was a renovation of a pre-existing building, according to a July 19 news release from the university.

The University of St. Thomas has a program site in Shenandoah and its main campus in Montrose.

The program offered by the university is an intensive 12-month program, providing students with a fast-track option to earn their Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Texas is facing a nursing shortage, and it is projected to persist until at least 2032, according to the Texas Department of Health Services, as stated in the release.

What they’re saying

“We recognize the need to grow enrollment in our undergraduate nursing program in a way that provides accessibility for anyone in the Houston area interested in our program,” said Claudine Dufrene, the university’s executive dean and associate professor.