Home > RN-BSN

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. Up to 28 hours credit may be applicable for transfer from ADN or Diploma programs.

The RN-to-BSN program is available 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 Wednesdays in the Fall semester from 8a-5p.  Senior students meet each Wednesday during the Spring semester from 8a-6p. 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: Information about the Online RN - BSN can be found on the Online Programs website. To request additional information about the online program please use this contact form.
Curriculum: The online program can be completed in as little as 8 months if only the nursing program coursework (32 credits) is needed. Length of total program completion depends on the number of general education courses needed to supplement nursing program courses to satisfy the requirements of a BSN degree. Nursing courses are 5 week courses, except for the last course, Capstone, which is 7 weeks. There are 8 starts dates a year with all nursing program courses offered each of those start dates.  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. Advising for the online program is done online by e-mail: rnadvising@uta.edu or calling 817-272-2776 and asking for RN BSN advising.

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