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RN to BSN Degree


The RN to BSN degree option is designed for the practicing registered nurse who wishes to earn a baccalaureate degree. Part time options are available.

Credit is given for courses listed in the FOSC (Coordinating Board Field of Study Curriculum) guidelines as transferable for up to 28 hours credit. Additional courses may be applicable for transfer from ADN or diploma programs up to 28 credits.

The RN-to-BSN program is available in the on-campus or through the online option.

ON CAMPUS: Students enrolling full-time in the classroom option can complete the nursing courses in two semesters meeting all day one day per week.

Curriculum: The on-campus program consists of two semesters of nursing coursework (32 credits). Junior students meet on Wednesday and senior students on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full-time and part-time options are available. In addition, students are required to complete 6 hours of upper division electives, one of which must be a nursing course. Nursing electives are offered in the summer.

ONLINE: The online option is offered through Academic Partnerships at: http://academicpartnerships.uta.edu/degree-programs/nursing/228/registered-nurse-to-bachelor-of-science-in-nursing#About-Program

To request additional information about the online program please use this contact form.

Curriculum: The online program can be completed in 13 months of nursing coursework (32 credits). Nursing courses are in 5 week intervals, except for Professional Nursing which is 10 weeks. In addition, students are required to complete 6 hours of upper division electives, one of which must be a nursing course. Electives are offered online throughout the year.

Reputation: Graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing programs enjoy the reputation of excellence in health care delivery among employers and nursing leaders.

Advising Undergraduate Student Services has dedicated advisors for the RN to BSN program. Advisors are assigned a specific group of students according to last names and are available by e-mail or by appointment to assist you in the application process and admission. Advising for the online program is done online by e-mail.:

You can make an appointment by calling 817-272-2776

Accreditation: The UT Arlington Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the pre-licensure BSN program is governed by the Texas Board of Nursing.

For more information contact: nursing@uta.edu