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What school in this area is the best for a BSN?


Samantha Crandell Montgomery, TX

I am currently working on my AAS for emergency medicine personnel. I want to get my BSN immediately after. I am looking for a school that has good standing in the field as well as a smooth paramedic to nurse program.

2 October 2018 2 replies Education & Training



Robert Rahni New York, NY

Hi Samantha,

Thank you for your service in the Navy and for posing this question.

My professional work experience includes assisting student military service members and veterans from “combat to classroom” and “classroom to career” over six years at a major non-profit accredited institution of higher learning in New York City.

I am not too familiar with Montgomery, Texas and what schools may be in your immediate vicinity but it looks like you’re a little over an hour north of Houston. One option worth considering is The University of Houston. As you most likely are already aware, Houston being a state school you won’t have to worry about hitting CH 33’s annual tuition/fees cap irrespective of the number of credits you take per academic year. In other words, you will not have to worry about any Yellow Ribbon funds. Should you have served at least 36 months of active duty assuming you have GI BILL time remaining, your tuition/fees will be covered in full, also provided you received an honorable discharge, through CH 33 Post 9/11.

I’d be remised if I didn’t mention, I do recall seeing and interacting with student veteran leaders from University of Houston at Student Veterans of America (SVA) annual national conferences over the years and they were always amongst the most impressive.

Should you wish to target an institution of higher learning, particularly a private school, closer to Montgomery, I suggest you start by ensuring their Yellow Ribbon cap is sufficient- this is assuming you are covered 100% through CH 33 as that is the main eligibility requirement for the Post 9/11 GI BILL.

To view a complete listing of private Texas based schools and their Yellow Ribbon cap, please visit:

Houston has a BSN program and do accept transfer credits:

Transfer Credits:

Nursing Dept:

I hope this information proves to be helpful. Feel free to let me know any questions via this forum or message me privately.

Good luck on completing your Associates Degree and wishing you lots of luck in the pursuit of your Baccalaureate Degree.

I am here to help along the way!

Robert Rahni


Constance Anderson Fort Wayne, IN

Make sure that it is an Accredited College so that any credits earned can be transferred in the event that you need to relocate or change colleges. Otherwise, look for a State supported college, such as Indiana University for lower tuition as opposed to an online private school. Check first in the state where you reside and see if they have the degree that you are seeking.
Good luck and be assured that there is a nursing shortage. You will have many options to choose from my friend.


Constance Anderson

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