Professional Nursing Pathways Program Online

Start your BSN while completing your ADN—and feel secure that your previous required coursework will transfer with ease.

Apply by: 8/2/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Dive into the UTA online Professional Nursing Pathways Program

The Professional Nursing Pathways Program at The University of Texas at Arlington offers associate-degree nursing students an effective, time-saving and affordable approach to begin their journey to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree while still completing their ADN coursework.

In the Pathways Program, the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation works with ADN programs to create unique pathways that outline the most efficient way for students to maximize course selection that transfer into the university's highly regarded and successful online RN to BSN program. By engaging ADN students early in their nursing studies, the Pathways program provides the means to achieve this career and professional goal quickly and affordably following ADN graduation.

The RN-BSN degree is designed to enhance students’ nursing practice while building upon their current skills and abilities. Students learn to implement globally focused and culturally appropriate strategies for health promotion and disease prevention across the life span as well as develop the ability to use decision-making and leadership skills. The RN-BSN program prepares students for expanding professional roles in the healthcare system.

Students interested in achieving their ADN to BSN and entering into UTA through the Pathways Program upon ADN graduation will follow the RN to BSN start date calendar.

To find out if your community college is a partner in the UTA Professional Nursing Pathways Program, please contact your ADN advisor.

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

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UTA offers a wide variety of nursing programs online. Check out all of our online nursing programs.

Total Tuition $8,995
Per Credit Hour $257
Duration Varies

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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

Melanie Aluotto, Graduate of UTA's Online BSN Program

Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $8,995
Per Credit Hour $257

Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

Our Professional Nursing Pathways online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

Course StartApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineSession
7/1/246/21/246/21/246/26/246/28/24Summer II
8/19/248/2/248/9/248/14/248/16/24Fall I
9/3/248/9/248/23/248/28/248/30/24Fall I
9/30/248/30/249/13/249/25/249/27/24Fall II
11/4/2410/4/2410/18/2410/30/2411/1/24Fall III
1/6/2512/13/2412/27/241/1/251/3/25Spring I
1/13/2512/20/241/3/251/8/251/10/25Spring I
Course StartRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineSession
7/1/246/26/246/28/24Summer II
8/19/248/14/248/16/24Fall I
9/3/248/28/248/30/24Fall I
9/30/249/25/249/27/24Fall II
11/4/2410/30/2411/1/24Fall III
1/6/251/1/251/3/25Spring I
1/13/251/8/251/10/25Spring I

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/2/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

See the requirements for the Professional Nursing Pathways Program

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA

Online Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application and submit application fee
  • 2.25 Grade Point Average (GPA) of all courses completed
  • TOEFL or TSI may apply.
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is satisfied by resident status, Associate's Degree, or completion of Composition I and II with a grade of C or better plus 24 additional transferrable hours at a college or university located in the U.S. Otherwise, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English. Additional information is available here.
    • Completed Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This will NOT prevent admission, but the requirement must be satisfied during the first semester of enrollment.

A student in the last semester of the Associate program will apply and will be admitted by UTA Admissions. CONHI will switch the student to an interim status until the ADN is conferred. Once conferred, CONHI will accept the student into the AO Pathways program. Students that do not have a license but graduated within 1 year will have the license checklist waived and accepted to the AO program. However, the license will be verified within NURS 3345.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended should be submitted, along with required documents, from the granting institution(s) to:

At this time, the program is only open to United States Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), and individuals who hold an H1-B Visa or other valid U.S. work visa.

Electronic Submission (faster processing)

utaadmissions@uta.edu

U.S. Postal Service

UTA Undergraduate Admissions
701 S. Nedderman Drive
Box 19114
Arlington, TX 76019-0114

Have a question? Call us at 866-489-2810.

Learn more about our admission requirements, review the nursing handbook and policies, and discover tips for success on the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) page.

Courses

Explore our Professional Nursing Pathways Program online classes

These UTA accelerated online courses may be completed while in your ADN program. We encourage you to take them as part of your assigned community college pathway.

Undergraduate credit is given for courses listed in the FOSC (Coordinating Board Field of Study Curriculum) guidelines and up to 29 hours credit may be applicable for transfer from ADN or nursing diploma programs. The nursing coursework consists of 32 credits (9 classes). Full-time and part-time options are available.

In addition, students are required to complete 54 credit hours of general education coursework and six credit hours of upper-division electives, one of which must be a nursing course. Nursing electives are typically offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Intended to develop an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art in its many forms. Recommended as a fine arts elective for non-art majors.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Functional morphology of humans, cellular function, principles of support and movement, and neural and endocrine control systems. Laboratory exercises involve both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology and nursing and health Prerequisite: BIOL 1345 or BIOL 1441 or equivalent, or approval of the department. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Functional morphology of humans, maintenance of the human body, and continuity of life. Topics will include the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises explore both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology, and nursing and health. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457 or equivalent. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The intention of this course is to present basic information, relevant to nursing practice, with the principles of microbiology and the nature of microbial disease. This course will give the student a fundamental background of knowledge that will be applicable to the care of infectious patients, to the control of microbial diseases, and an understanding of microorganisms. The laboratory will provide practice in aseptic techniques, the use of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents, and microscopic study of bacteria. This course cannot be applied for credit toward a degree in Biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, or BIOL 1441 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, referential/expository discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures. Writing assignments focusing on identification and development of a subject, on organization, audience analysis, style, and the revision process.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, argumentative discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures such as types of proofs and claims and the Toulmin model. Writing assignments focusing on the identification, development, and support of propositions of fact, cause, value, and policy. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Processes of researching, drafting, editing, revising, and designing technical reports, proposals, manuals, resumes, and professional correspondence for specific audiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States prior to 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States since 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is offered as a blended MATH 0311/MATH 1301 course. This course is designed for students whose placement scores or life experience indicate that they may need additional preparation in order to take a college credit-bearing mathematics course. This course provides foundational preparation for MATH 1301. Topics include basic numeric and algebraic operations, expressions, linear and quadratic equations, solving techniques, graphing, mathematical logic and reasoning, as well as a brief introduction to probability and statistics. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a modified self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit-bearing mathematics course according to their degree plan, specifically MATH 1301. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirements.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for students whose placement scores or life experience indicate that they may need additional preparation in order to take a college credit-bearing mathematics course. This course provides foundational preparation for Math 1302 or Math 1315. Topics include basic numeric and algebraic operations and expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, factoring, exponents and radicals, graphing, and quadratic equations. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a modified self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit bearing mathematics course according to their degree plan, specifically MATH 1302 or MATH 1315. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirements.
Duration: 8 & 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics include the study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential relations; functions and inequalities; graphs, basic characteristics, and operations on relations and functions; real and complex zeros of various functions; graphing techniques; systems of equations; and matrices. The use of mathematical software and a basic/scientific calculator is required. No graphing calculators are allowed. All exams will be proctored for a minimal fee using an online proctoring service requiring a webcam. See course syllabus and blackboard course site for specific details.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics may include collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, probability, relationships between variables and graphs, elementary statistical models, hypothesis testing, inference, estimation, correlation, regression and confidence intervals. The use of mathematical software and calculators is required. See course syllabus for details.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is offered as a blended MATH 0311/MATH 1301 course. This course covers material in a traditional algebra course together with real-world applications of mathematics. It develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Topics include the mathematics of dimensional analysis, mathematical logic, population growth, optimization, voting theory, number theory, graph theory, relations, functions, probability, statistics, and finance. The use of mathematical software and calculators is required. See course syllabus for details. Credit may be received for only one of MATH 1301, MATH 1302, or MATH 1315.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The constitution and government of the United States. The organization, procedures, and duties of the branches of the government, together with their accomplishments and defects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.
Duration: 8 & 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The fundamental methods and content of scientific psychology. Concentration on the understanding of basic principles.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human development and growth from conception through old age, concerned with the physical, behavioral, and social aspects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A scientific approach to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the lifespan designed for the Registered Nurse. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the workplace.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction of concepts and issues related to the holistic care of older adults and the impact on society and healthcare. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the community.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Health promotion for individuals and families. Opportunities to gain knowledge about primary prevention in healthcare. Importance of the role of the nurse in disease prevention and health promotion. RN-BSN students only. Previously NURS 3435. Prerequisite: NURS 3345.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course addresses the role transition to Professional Nursing, nursing theory, ethics, decision making, critical thinking/clinical judgment, introduction to evidence-based practice, and informatics/technology in practice. Identifies strategies for personal and professional empowerment.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course addresses health policy, legislative and political concerns, nurse practice act, legal and ethical aspects that impact the practice of professional nursing in contemporary healthcare.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts, processes, and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: Math 1308, or equivalent and NURS 3345. (Previously offered as NURS 4321.)
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in healthcare. Introduction to management and leadership skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the workplace.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Integrates knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing healthcare needs of aggregates, communities, and society for the Registered Nurse. An application-based practice experience is required and can be completed in the community.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Synthesis of theories and concepts for professional nursing practice. Focuses on evolution and transition of professional nursing practice in diverse settings within a context of emerging societal issues and trends. The student will pick one of three areas (management, clinical or education) of interest for concentrated study.
In addition to the above list, one of the following literature courses must be completed. These courses may be completed while in your ADN program. We encourage you to take them as part of your assigned community college pathway.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consideration of significant American works with a focus on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consideration of significant British works with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Consideration of significant works of world literature with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking. Examines at least three genres and six authors.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics in biology not treated in the regular curriculum. Topic, format, and prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as different topics are offered.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Registered nurse students only. Students need to be in their work environment a minimum of 120 hours during the term in order to meet the course objectives.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course provides human factors concepts and principles essential for health care professionals. Topics include basics of patient safety, skills to be an effective patient safety champion, and human factors principles in patient safety improvement at individual, team, and organizational levels. Case studies are used to explore ways to reduce medical errors as the third leading cause of deaths, and to address human factors that are involved in over 80% of adverse events. RN-BSN and Pathways students can take NURS 3347 in a separate start date from NURS 3345. Formerly NURS 3347 prior to Fall 2022.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explore and enhance understanding and application of principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Course Conditions: Prelicensure APBSN students: Acceptance in UTACON program; Completion of NURS 1300 Introduction to Professional Nursing; Completion of NURS 3365 Pharmacology; Completion of NURS 3366 Pathophysiology. RN to BSN AP students: Acceptance in UTACON program.

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