Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Quick Facts

9 Months1

35 Credit Hours

$8,995 Tuition2

5-10 Week Courses

About the Program

UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation offers an RN to BSN degree that builds upon your nursing skills by providing research-based learning, leadership training and liberal arts. Earning the BSN prepares you to offer patients a higher level of knowledge and expertise. The degree can also be used for those who wish to advance into management or director positions in a healthcare system.

We have designed our online RN to BSN program to include all the courses you need to graduate with your BSN, including general courses, formerly known as prerequisite courses. Online learning also allows you to continue your education while juggling the many activities of home and work.

You can apply immediately regardless of the number of general courses you have completed by clicking the Apply Now button. This unique online delivery format is the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide a BSN degree to nurses who hold an associate degree or a diploma.

Moving from RN to BSN can help you:

  • Develop a personal framework for your professional nursing practice
  • Enhance your decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Strengthen your nursing leadership and management skills to meet today's challenges in healthcare issues and trends
  • Apply a systematic approach to comprehensively assessing individuals, families and groups including physiological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Utilize evidence-based data to strengthen and improve client care outcomes through comprehensive, efficient and cost-conscious care

Clinical requirements are met through relevant application-based assignments completed in the workplace.

When you are accepted to the program, we'll give you access to your degree plan, which indicates which courses you satisfied and which courses you still need to complete via the MyMav Self Service Student Center.

View upcoming start dates and courses (.PDF)

RN to BSN Nursing Policies (.PDF)


View the UTA RN to BSN Degree Plan

To locate your degree plan, log into your MyMav account and utilize the illustrations below as a guide.

  • Main Menu
  • Self Service
  • Degree Plan Evaluation

Accreditation Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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 enrollment conditions

You will be able to start the RN to BSN program regardless of the number of general courses you have completed. When creating your individual course map, a UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation academic advisor will take into consideration the following conditions:

  • Composition I must be taken before Composition II.
  • Composition I and Composition II must be taken before Technical Writing.
  • Anyone who has completed Composition II can start the Nursing Courses by taking Technical Writing (General Course) and Professional Nursing (Nursing Course) concurrently. If you withdraw or fail Technical Writing, you must repeat it while taking the second half of Professional Nursing. If you don't, you must pass Technical Writing before you take any other Nursing Course.
  • Statistics (General Course) must be completed prior to taking Nursing Research (Nursing Course).
  • Introduction to Psychology must be taken prior to Developmental Psychology.
  • BIOL 1441 Cell and Molecular must be taken prior to Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I must be taken prior to Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
  • Professional Nursing must be completed before starting any other Nursing Course, including the upper division nursing elective.
  • All other Nursing Program Courses (total of 9, except Capstone Course) and General Courses (total of 18) can be taken in any order. Capstone must be the final nursing course and may not be taken with another nursing course. It may be taken with a general course or an elective.
  • Students are advised to take one nursing course at a time.

View suggested course load (.PDF)

Download the list of required textbooks for the Nursing Courses (.PDF)

How the Program Works (.PDF)

Find textbooks for General Courses

Not every course requires the purchase of textbooks, but all courses will have required readings either from the e-reserves in the UT Arlington Online Library, designated website readings, or specific results from database searches.

To view the required reading materials for your course, please visit the online UT Arlington bookstore and search for your course. You can browse for your books and order them too.

  1. Go to the UT Arlington bookstore.
  2. Click "Textbooks and Course Materials" on the left hand side.
  3. Select your division: DYN (for all online courses).
  4. Select the department of the course you are enrolled in (i.e. ENGL for an English course or NURS for a nursing course or MATH for a math course).
  5. Select your course number*.
  6. Select your section number*.
  7. Click "submit".

Book purchasing instructions

  1. Go to the Textbooks portion of the UT Arlington Bookstore.
  2. Select "All" in the "Program Select" drop down.
  3. Select your appropriate term. To find your term reference the Calendar.
  4. Select "DYN" when asked to "Select Your Division".
  5. Select "Nurs" when asked to "Select Your Department".
  6. Finally, you will have to "Select Your Course" and "Select Your Section" before an appropriate list of books will appear for you to purchase online.

Course schedule, fees and tuition are subject to change based on the sole discretion of UT Arlington.

1 If you begin in January or February, you may be able to complete the program in as few as 9 months depending on the courses you transfer into the program. If you begin in any other month, you can complete the program in as few as 10 months.

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

“...I would recommend it to anybody!”

Lynda Gustavus, BSN

Graduate of UTA's Online RN to BSN Program

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