Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Quick Facts

15 Months

121 Credit Hours

$17,850 Tuition 1

5-14 Week Courses

About the Program

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a long history of innovation in nursing education. UT Arlington's high-quality nursing curriculum has one of the state's highest graduation and licensure rates. Graduation and first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates exceed 90 percent.

The College of Nursing offers an innovative, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Key elements of UT Arlington's BSN Academic Partnership program include:

  • Course content is delivered via a blended learning model with online, technology-enhanced courses with UT Arlington faculty supervised clinical experiences at partner hospitals throughout the state.
  • The instructional format is not linked to a traditional semester-based schedule, thus allowing students to enter and progress through the program in an expedited manner.
  • Students receive the majority of clinical experiences in the healthcare partner's facilities. This approach enhances the new graduate's readiness to practice and minimizes the time needed for new nurse orientation resulting in a significant cost savings to the health care organization.

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies reported the state's demand for full-time registered nurses in 2008 exceeded supply by 22,000. This gap is predicted to increase to 70,000 by 2020. Despite this increasing shortage, Texas nursing schools turned away approximately 8,000 qualified applicants due to lack of funding, available faculty and clinical slots.

"UT Arlington is providing a Texas solution for a Texas problem. The gap between the demand and supply of registered nurses is a significant health and business issue for the state," said Dr. Beth Mancini, College of Nursing associate dean. "By working with hospitals and health systems, we believe this new approach to nursing education provides an effective strategy to produce competent new graduate registered nurses at our hospital partner sites across Texas."

Accreditation Information

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Course Information

Students applying to the BSN program must complete 17 prerequisite courses (67 credit hours) prior to starting the program. Prerequisite courses may be completed during the semester following application and prior to the start of the next semester. The nursing program consists of 14 required upper division nursing courses and one upper division elective for a total of 54 credit hours. The upper division elective must be completed prior to starting the upper division nursing courses. Nursing courses vary from 5 to 14 weeks in length. Students must follow the exact sequence of courses as prescribed by the College of Nursing. The upper division nursing program must be taken at select clinical sites in the state of Texas and can be completed in as little as 15 months. Clinical site locations for future start dates are in the following Texas metropolitan areas: Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Please note the metropolitan areas listed may not host clinical locations for every BSN start date. For additional information for your targeted start date, please call an enrollment specialist at 866-489-2810.

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1 Tuition is only reflective of the nursing curriculum. Additional coursework, such as general education requirements, may be necessary.

“...It's more than just a piece of paper. It's actually changing the way you see nursing.”

Melanie Aloutto, BSN

Graduate of UTA's Online BSN Program

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