RN-BSN Program

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The RN-BSN Program at a Glance

  • Admit Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Credit Requirement: 31
  • Enrollment Mode: Online with flexible enrollment options. Earn you degree in a as few as two semesters, or as many as five semesters.
  • Enrollment Level: Full-time or Part-time study

Cizik School of Nursing RN-BSN Online Flex program is designed for registered nurses that wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing(BSN) degree. This is a flexible, full and part time, affordable program that can be completed in two semesters or as long as five semesters. The programs contains 60 prerequisite hours, 31 nursing credit hours and 29 advanced placement hours which meet the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board degree requirements.

Early Decision Program

ADN students currently enrolled at Lone Star Community College or Houston Community College may be eligible to participate in the Early Decision program. Learn more

Course # Course Title Hours
First Semester
N3511 W Health Assessment  3
N3701 W Professional Nursing Practice  4
N3564 W Introduction to Applied Health Informatics 3
Second Semester
N3703 W  Management and Leadership  4
N3702 W Issues in Professional Practice 4
N4512 W Research Critique and Utilization for RNs 2
Third Semester
N3704 W Synthesis for RNs 4
N4526 W Role Transition for RNs 2
N3601 W Community Health Practice for RNs 3
N3602 W Community Health Project for RNs Clinical 2
Total 31
Course # Course Title Hours
First Semester 
N3511 W Health Assessment for RNs 3
N3701 W Professional Nursing Practice 4
N3564 W Introduction to Applied Health Informatics 3
N3702 W Issues in Professional Practice  4
N4512 W  Research Critique and Utilization for RNs 2
Second Semester 
N3703 W Management and Leadership  4
N3704 W Synthesis for RNs 4
N4526 W Role Transition  2
N3601 W Community Health Practice for RNs 3
N3602 W Community Health Project for RNs Clinical  2

NOTE:
*Course numbers ending in “W” denote courses that are web-based or mainly online that may require some campus visits.
*Course numbers ending in “D” denote courses that are taught through distance education and include a distance education fee.
*Course numbers ending in “B” denote courses that are clinical and include additional fees.

RN-BSN FAQ

Q: How many semesters do most students take to graduate?

A: The three-semester is the most common enrollment type.

Q: Is the program online? 

A: Yes, the program is 100% online. 

Q: Am I able to apply to the program if I don’t have all of my prerequisites completed?

A: Yes, as long as you have at least 40 credit hours completed, with 8 hours in the hard sciences you can apply for admission. If accepted, your admission will be contingent upon completing any outstanding prerequisites before the first day of class. 

Q: Can I transfer courses completed at other institutions into UTHealth's RN-BSN program?

A: The School of Nursing does have a process to allow students to request acceptance of comparable transfer courses. Petitions will only be review for courses categorized as junior or senior-level; nursing courses taken to satisfy ADN requirements will not be considered.

Q: If I haven’t completed all of my prerequisites by the first day of classes, can I still enroll?

A: Yes, for some courses. RN-BSN students can be conditionally admitted pending successful completion of the prerequisites by the end of the second semester. This provision is not allowed for the statistics or sciences prerequisites – those courses must be completed prior to starting the program. If the prerequisites are not completed by the time required, you may be administratively withdrawn from the program.

Q: What is advanced placement credit?

A: In order to earn a bachelor’s degree in the state of Texas, all students must satisfy the minimum credit requirements. RN-BSN students, upon successful completion of N3701, N3702, N3703, and N3704, will receive Advanced Placement Credit for the following courses:

  • N3515 Adult Health Care I 6
  • N3523 Adult and Older Adult Health Care II 7
  • N3526 Psychiatric & Mental Health Care 6
  • N3532 Reproductive Health Care 5
  • N3536 Child & Adolescent Health Care 5

The advanced placement credit will appear on the student’s transcript upon graduation.

Questions? 

Please contact our friendly admissions staff at soninfo@uth.tmc.edu  or 713.500.2100 for questions regarding the admissions or enrollment process. 

Track Director

Susan M Krawtz, MSN, RN

Instructor in Nursing (Email)