Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Education in Texas (CABNET)

The Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Texas (CABNET) is a group of universities and community colleges committed to increasing nursing academic progression through articulation agreements. These CABNET agreements are designed to increase transparency while decreasing duplication in the required coursework for Associate Degree RNs who are continuing in an RN to BSN program. When a student comes to a community college and says they want to be a nurse, the academic advisors at participating programs have a CABNET agreement worksheet detailing all the general education courses required for the ADN and BSN programs. There may be several columns allowing for differing requirements at various universities. Students will be able to decide which university they want to attend for their BSN and begin taking those specific courses. The CABNET supports a 1 + 2 + 1 pathway to a BSN degree. Year 1 for general education courses, and years 2 and 3 for Associate Degree Nursing courses are taken at the community college. The last year, year 4, consists of RN-to-BSN courses at the upper division university level. Studies demonstrate that nursing students who complete the RN-to-BSN general education courses before starting the ADN courses will be more likely to proceed on and complete their BSN. Texas supports the Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing recommendation that 80% of nurses have the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) by 2020. The CABNET agreements provide clear pathways for students to achieve a BSN.


View the current CABNET Agreement and CABNET FAQ’s and contact with any questions!