RN to BS in Nursing Program Overview
Registered nurses interested in moving their careers forward can earn a CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online. This 38-credit program prepares nurses for leadership roles in healthcare, empowering them to create change in the workplace and promote high-quality, patient-centered care.
You must have a current, unencumbered RN license in Texas or other Nurse Licensure Compact state for consideration.
From One Generation of Nursing Leaders to the Next
Every aspect of our online RN to BS in Nursing program caters to the needs of today’s nurses. Courses are designed and led by nursing leaders, all of whom are RNs with first-hand experience of the challenges faced by healthcare practitioners.
As an experienced RN, you can gain a deeper understanding of evolving challenges in nursing, the intricacies of organizational culture, the importance of patient-centered care, and much more in our virtual classroom. Our course Social Determinants of Health takes an in-depth look at environmental factors that influence patient outcomes, while Informatics and Innovation explores the impact of technology on clinical decision-making. These courses, along with the rest of our online RN to BS in Nursing program, offer a practical way to perfect the skills needed to transition into leadership roles, such as:
- Clinical nurse manager
- Health policy nurse
- Nurse administrator
- Nurse consultant
- Nurse educator
Maintain a Work-Life Balance With Self-Paced Learning
With the exception of two clinical courses, our program is composed of asynchronous elements that allow you to complete coursework on your schedule. After a shift or during a long weekend, dive into a course module’s readings, assignments, and quizzes and gain up-to-date knowledge immediately applicable to your career. Your time in and outside of work is valuable, which is why we’re entrusting you to control the pace of your own education.
Translate Nursing Concepts into Clinical Practice
As a student, you’ll be required to complete two clinical courses conducted in person and with a local nurse preceptor of your choice, as long as that person has a BSN and is working in a leadership role. By working closely with a nurse leader, you will further develop the knowledge and skills needed to take on additional professional responsibilities, even if you already have considerable experience as an RN. Clinical courses require no campus visits.
Earn a BSN and an Optional Nurse Manager Certificate
Earning a BSN degree is an honor in and of itself. However, graduates of our program are also able to obtain a Nurse Manager Certificate from Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, for an additional cost. This prestigious certificate further distinguishes graduates in the competitive healthcare industry.
UT Permian Basin’s School of Nursing is accredited by the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency committed to ensuring the quality of collegiate professional education programs throughout the United States.
42 credits required. 3 Liberal Arts credits must come from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328 or COMM 1301. 3 or 4 Math credits must come from MATH 1314, 1324, 1332, or 2412.
The following are required courses as part of the pre-nursing major: BIOL 3300 Microbiology, NURS 3368 Pathophysiology, PSYC 3344 Lifespan and Development, and PSYC 3301 Introductory Statistics.
- Current unencumbered RN license in Texas or other Nurse Licensure Compact state
- Graduate of a nationally accredited professional nursing program approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing or appropriate state board
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and nursing programs attended
Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:
UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application fee is $40 and must be paid when you submit your online application.
You may request an application fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.