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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.
  • Enrollment Level: Full-time or Part-time study
  • Estimated Costs: $9041

The Cizik School of Nursing RN-BSN Online Flex program is designed for registered nurses who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This is a flexible, full or part time, affordable program that can be completed in as few as two semesters or as many as five semesters. The program contains 60 prerequisite hours, 31 nursing credit hours, and 29 advanced placement hours, which meets 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

Three-Semester Plan
Course #Course TitleHours
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
Two Semester Plan
Course #Course TitleHours
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
Total 31

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 option is the most common enrollment type.

Q: Is the program online? 

A: Yes, the program is 100% online.

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.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at the Cizik School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Questions? 

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

Track Director

Susan M Krawtz, MSN, RN

Director, RN to BSN Program (Email)