RN to BSN Program

Advance your career in only 8 months!

Our flexible RN-BSN program is specifically designed for the working registered nurse seeking a BSN degree. You will work closely with faculty to design meaningful clinical activities in your community.

Interested in a dual application for a BSN degree & MSN degree?
Do you already have one (1) year of work experience as an RN?

Licensure Requirements

Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

Course Requirements

60 hours of prerequisite courses – completed at an accredited college or university. 40 of the 60 hours must be completed prior to applying for admission with a minimum of four (4) required life and physical sciences. All prerequisites must be completed at the time of enrollment. See prerequisite courses.

GPA Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all prior prerequisite courses.

Required Application Documents

Required: a resume, all official transcripts & a personal statement of career, educational & scholarship goals (see personal statement guidelines).

For an unofficial review of prerequisites, please email all unofficial college transcripts to son.studentaffairs@utmb.edu or fax (409) 772-8211.





  • 1


    6 Courses (15 Hours)

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  • 2


    4 Courses (15 Hours)

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    RN-BSN Program Curriculum

    • Semester 1
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      NURS 3211 Foundations for Evidence Based Practice 2
      NURS 3308 Contemporary Professional Nursing 3
      NURS 4238 Evidence Based Practice & Research 2
      NURS 3363 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
      NURS 3214 Career Pathway I: Assessment & Development 2
      NURS 4352 Meeting Challenges in Healthcare 3
      Semester 2
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      NURS 3341 Clinical Reasoning in Health Assessment 3
      NURS 4517 The Community & Population Based Care 5
      NURS 4510 Leading and Managing in Nursing 5
      NURS 4202 Career Pathway II: Expanding Horizons 2

    RN to BSN Program Highlights

    Fast Track Program

    Program designed for professionals seeking to advance their career in only two (2) semesters!

    Online Program

    The online coursework allows for a flexible lifestyle, with 24-hour technical support available for all students.

    Leadership Opportunities

    Develop a leadership framework to enhance your career growth opportunities.

    Skill Enhancement

    Focus on decision-making and clinical reasoning skills.

    Access to Evidence-Based Data

    Practice utilizing evidence-based data to solve workplace issues.

    Assessing Community Needs

    Gain a better understanding of your community's health care needs.

     Frequent Questions

      RN-BSN Prerequisite Courses

      Lower Division Courses Credit Hours
      Anatomy & Physiology I (Must include lab) 4
      Anatomy & Physiology II (Must include lab) 4
      Microbiology (Must include lab) 4
      Chemistry (Must include lab) 4
      Nutrition 3
      Introductory Psychology 3
      Introductory Sociology 3
      Lifespan Growth & Development (Must cover infancy through adult) 3
      Statistics (Math, Psych or Business) 3
      U.S. History I 3
      U.S. History II 3
      U.S. Government 3
      Texas Government 3
      English I - Composition I 3
      English II - Composition II or Technical Writing 3
      Creative Arts 3
      Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
      Free Electives 5-9
      Total Hours 60 (Minimum)

      Courses must meet Texas Core Curriculum Requirements. Please refer to the advisor at your institution for information about Core Curriculum. For additional information, visit Texas Core Curriculum WebCenter at http://board.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/TCC/ and the Texas Common Course Numbering System at https://www.tccns.org.

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      MSN Degree

      Begin your MSN studies in one of our leadership tracks immediately after obtaining a BSN

      To obtain eligibility, applicants must meet all requirements of the standard RN to BSN program, hold an overall GPA of 3.0 in prior course work and have at least one (1) year of work experience as a registered nurse (RN).

       Choose the "RN-BSN (Dual MSN Application)" Option

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      DeLeon, Burgandy | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office
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      Homan, Lauren | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office
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