Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Option
120 credit hours | In-state tuition: $336.12/credit hour | Out-of-state tuition: $336.12/credit hour
- Convenient and 100% online for maximum flexibility
- Developed specifically for working nurses and offered by UTEP’s School of Nursing
- Highly competitive with no statistics requirement
- Ranked in the top 20 most affordable RN to BSN programs by BestValueSchools.com
- Accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Fast-paced and can be completed in as few as 12 months; nursing program courses can be taken one at a time for convenience
To verify if the program is authorized in your state, visit our State Authorization page and click on RN-BSN.
For more information about the program, please visit our page on the School of Nursing website (http://www.utep.edu/nursing/academic-programs/undergraduate/rn-to-bsn-online-degree/rn-to-bsn-online-degree-page.html).
MEET DR. JANISE TINSMAN, RN to BSN Director and Clinical Assistant Professor. From her start as a licensed practical nurse in 1986, Dr.Tinsman has worked in medical-surgical, cardiac step down, cardiac rehab, oncology and has float pool experience that covered these units as well as the pulmonary, nephrology, neurology, and orthopedic units. She started her nursing education career in 2013 and later earned her master’s and doctorate prior to joining UTEP in 2020 as the director of the RN to BSN program.
UTEP’s online RN to BSN degree program offers the highest quality curriculum that teaches evidence-based practice.
The minimum requirements for completion of the RN to BSN online degree are a total of 30 hours at UTEP, which must include 21 hours of RN to BSN nursing courses and an additional 9 hours to meet minimum residency requirements for graduation. The 9 hours can be met by taking general education courses at UTEP. Some students may need additional general education courses to satisfy the University’s graduation requirements.
Advanced Standing Credit will be given for designated courses (TCR) upon successful completion of the first RN to BSN semester.
Effective Summer 2018, all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program must complete a mentorship component. This additional graduation requirement is the result of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) new CCNE accreditation rules and will affect all RN to BSN programs nationwide.
"Employers would not consider me because I was a ADN nurse not a BSN. I have now expanded my job searches exponentially and am better equipped to be a nurse leader." - Alvarez, GraduateMEET MORE STUDENTS
General Education Courses
General Education courses are a set of courses the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires all students to pass in order to receive ANY bachelor’s degree from a public institution in Texas. For more information on general education courses, visit: http://statecore.its.txstate.edu/univ.pl?univ=77
These courses will be available online and may be required in order to graduate from the online UTEP RN-BSN program. If you have taken these courses in the past, they may be transferred into the UTEP RN-BSN program. Click here to see the core curriculum.
Upon submission of your official transcripts, an RN-BSN advisor will be in touch to discuss which general education courses you need in order to start the RN-BSN professional courses.
|RN to BSN Role Transition||Examine the study of professional nursing with an emphasis on the challenging role of the nurse in contemporary society and the differentiated knowledge and practice expectations of the baccalaureate-degreed nurse. Engage in scholarly dialogue about the knowledge and skills needed to support patients in health promotion and disease prevention as they strive to reach their optimal level of wellness.|
|Nursing Informatics & Technology||Get an overview of nursing informatics as it relates to the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care. The curriculum emphasizes the establishment and provision of evidence-based practice, the use of information management systems in the collection, management and communication of patient data, and the maintenance of patient privacy and confidentiality.|
|Evidence-Based Research||Understand the process and importance of evidence-based clinical decision-making, through the exploration and integration of current scientific evidence, use of clinical reasoning, identification of patient preferences and assessment of available resources. Course materials focus on the analysis and synthesis of evidence to answer a clinical question relevant to nursing practice and patient-centered care.|
|Nursing Leadership & Management||Achieve the knowledge and skills needed to be a nursing leader who can function as a contributing member of the interprofessional team. Develop transformational leadership skills and management techniques needed to coordinate the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care with an emphasis on professional behaviors, communication that supports information exchange, collaboration and conflict mediation, ethical comportment and the establishment and provision of evidence- based practice.|
|Nursing in the Community||Gain an introduction to nursing care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Discuss principles and practices of community health are discussed with an emphasis on assessing factors that influence the health of populations and the use of evidence-based practices in the delivery of spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Explore the role of the nurse as advocate for social justice. (Application experience required).|
MEET DIANE RANKIN, the Clinical Assistant Professor who started her career as a Navy Nurse stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.