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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Gain the knowledge you need to successfully transition into baccalaureate-prepared nursing practice in the dynamic Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program. Complete your degree in as few as 12 months.


Program Overview

The RN to BSN online program provides an accessible and affordable pathway to diverse professional nursing roles via a relevant and evidence-based curriculum delivered in an accelerated 100% online format ideal for working nurses.

$8,995*

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
32

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

In our ACEN-accredited program, you will study comprehensive health assessments, nursing research, cultural determinants of health behavior, nursing history, global health nursing, community nursing, and more. You will examine baccalaureate-level nursing care within philosophical and theoretical contexts, then participate in embedded practica totaling 126 hours.

You will learn about the role of a nurse leader in professional nursing practice—with a focus on critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal issues, conflict resolution, improving quality and safety, and leading change. You will apply these theories in a practice setting.

This online RN to BSN program also deepens your knowledge of conducting comprehensive health assessments during all phases of the patient life span. You will also focus on developing nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice through the use of the research process. You will also broaden your knowledge of epidemiological principles by collaborating with community groups to assess healthcare status, resources, and needs.

In this online program, you will learn to:
  • Synthesize knowledge from the arts, humanities, sciences, and other disciplines in developing a framework for nursing knowledge and practice
  • Explore the effect of variations in health status, developmental processes, values, beliefs and attitudes, culture, history, and environment on nursing care needs
  • Use critical thinking, clinical judgment/decision making, problem-solving, and the research process in the development of nursing knowledge and practice
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and culturally-appropriate safe nursing care with patients, families, populations and communities
  • Evaluate utilization of health promotion strategies in the development of nursing practice
  • Develop professional nursing practice frameworks and roles, including the provider of patient-centered care, health care team member/collaborator, leader/manager, educator, scholar, patient-safety advocate, activist, mentor, and entrepreneur
  • Evaluate the impact of evolving technological, socioeconomic, political and demographic changes on nursing practice and health care systems
  • Adhere to legal and ethical principles in the development of professional nursing practice
  • Participate in nursing- and health-related service opportunities
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Tuition

Tuition for the RN to BSN online degree program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Per Credit Hour $281.09
Per Three Credit Course $843.28
Program Tuition $8,995*

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Per Credit Hour Per Three Credit Course Program Tuition
$794 $2,382 $24,614*
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Calendar

The RN to BSN program is delivered in an online format ideal for working nurses, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall II 10/22/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 10/17/18 10/19/18
Spring I 01/22/19 01/07/19 01/14/18 01/16/19 01/18/19
Spring II 03/18/19 03/04/19 03/11/19 03/13/19 03/18/19
Summer I 05/13/19 04/29/19 05/06/19 05/08/19 05/10/19
Summer II 07/08/19 06/24/19 07/01/19 07/03/19 07/05/19
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Admissions

To apply for the RN to BSN online program, you must submit transcripts verifying a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. You must also hold RN licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing.

RN to BSN online admission requirements
  • Unencumbered RN license in Texas
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

Note: All admitted students must submit verification of criminal background screening and drug screening, by a company or agency designated by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, prior to completion of the first online course.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to TAMIU at this address:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Admissions
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 129
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Curriculum for the RN to BSN online program is comprised of 10 courses (32 credit hours). All courses are seven weeks in length.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to professional nursing practice as a learned and complex therapeutic process through which the nurse engages with a variety of patients for the purpose of meeting health needs. Baccalaureate level nursing care is examined within nursing philosophical and theoretical contexts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This clinical course provides students the opportunity to apply critical thinking and complex therapeutic processes to a variety of patients for the purpose of meeting the patient’s health care needs. This course builds upon the theoretical contexts of Baccalaureate level nursing care introduced in NURN 3313. This course requires 42 clock hours of clinical practicum. This course is graded Pass/Fail.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The emphasis of this course is to instruct students on how to conduct a comprehensive health assessment. Knowledge from the biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skills in systematic assessment of patients in all phases of the life span. This course is 3 hours of theory. 14 hours total practicum are required in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior. Cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of patients throughout the life span to maintain health are analyzed. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the introductory use of the research process in the development of nursing knowledge and practice. The student will critically appraise research studies and determine their value in improving client outcomes across the lifespan. The steps of the research process will be explored. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the theory of nursing leadership and management and emphasizes the role of nurse leader in professional nursing practice. Key concepts will include critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal issues, handling conflict, successful delegation, controlling resources, improving quality and safety, and leading change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories of nursing leadership and management in the practice setting. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the nurse as a leader, building on the concepts learned in NURN 4313. Students are expected to utilize concepts of critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal principles, conflict management, delegation, resource management, quality, safety, and change theory within the practice setting. This practicum course requires 42 total clock hours. This course will be graded as Pass/Fail.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course emphasizes the development of epidemiological principles which provide the framework for conducting community assessments. Students will collaborate with community groups to assess their health care status and the resources (folk and traditional) available in order to address its expressed needs. This course is 2 hours of theory; 28 hours total practicum are required in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to examine Global Health problems and challenges within the context of current realities. Looking at health and health care as a basic human right, students will explore health related concepts and trends within a global context. Geopolitical, immigration, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors will be analyzed in relation to health and health care delivery. Students will examine multinational corporate activities, the social and health consequences of armed conflict and rapid development, and the ways in which cultural and religious practices and beliefs may influence an individual's health or potential for recovery. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to historical figures and trends in nursing that influence nursing care today. The impact of the nursing profession on healthcare throughout history is highlighted. This is a 3 credit hour course.

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*Price reflects 32 credit hours of nursing core courses only. Additional hours, including general education courses, may be required to complete your degree.

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