Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Graduates from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program have a vast array of employment opportunities available to them. Our graduates work in community hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, trauma centers, home health agencies and more.

Apply by: 4/19/24
Start class: 5/20/24
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Program Overview

Gain insights into our online BSN program

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a long history of innovation in nursing education. UTA's high-quality nursing online 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%.

The College of Nursing offers an innovative, accelerated BSN program. Key elements of UTA's BSN Accelerated Online program include:

  • Course content delivered via a blended learning model with online, technology-enhanced courses and UTA faculty-supervised clinical experiences at partner hospitals throughout the state
  • An online learning format that allows you to begin and progress through the program in an accelerated manner
  • Students receiving 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 healthcare organization.

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies reported the state's demand for full-time registered nurses in 2018 exceeded supply by approximately 28,000. This gap is predicted to increase to more than 57,000 by 2032. Despite this increasing shortage, Texas nursing schools turned away approximately 14,000 qualified applicants in 2020 due to lack of funding, available faculty and clinical slots.

This CCNE-accredited nursing program prepares you for exciting roles, such as:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Care Coordinator or Navigator
  • Case Manager
  • School Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Charge Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Care Coordinator or Navigator
  • Case Manager
  • School Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Charge Nurse

About the BSN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare a competent, self-directed, general practitioner of nursing who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of nursing care. For individuals seeking to become a registered nurse, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing prelicensure program provides the broad educational preparation necessary to make an efficient transition into the complex world of healthcare. In consideration of the preparation of a general practitioner, all individuals who apply for admission and are enrolled in the undergraduate program must be able to perform the essential functions required of a registered nurse.

To become an RN, students must:

  • graduate from an accredited nursing program and
  • pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Acceptance to the upper division nursing program is highly competitive.

Patient care:

  • Learning experiences are provided at a variety of institutions and agencies: Acute care hospitals as well as community agencies including public schools, home health agencies, nursing homes and day care centers provide a broad variety of clinical nursing practice experiences.
  • The Smart Hospital, a virtual hospital in which computerized simulators serve as patients, is a learning laboratory for students to gain confidence and competence in giving safe patient care.

The 51 credit-hour online BSN program is an accelerated program with courses that vary in length from 5 to 14 weeks. Once accepted into the program, students must complete the required courses in the exact sequence prescribed by the College of Nursing. While course content is delivered in an online format, students will be assigned to complete their required supervised clinical experiences at a clinical site located in one of the following Texas metropolitan areas. Clinical locations for new students may vary each semester.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare a competent, self-directed, general practitioner of nursing who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of nursing care. For individuals seeking to become a registered nurse, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing prelicensure program provides the broad educational preparation necessary to make an efficient transition into the complex world of healthcare. In consideration of the preparation of a general practitioner, all individuals who apply for admission and are enrolled in the undergraduate program must be able to perform the essential functions required of a registered nurse.

To become an RN, students must:

  • graduate from an accredited nursing program and
  • pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Acceptance to the upper division nursing program is highly competitive.

Patient care:

  • Learning experiences are provided at a variety of institutions and agencies: Acute care hospitals as well as community agencies including public schools, home health agencies, nursing homes and day care centers provide a broad variety of clinical nursing practice experiences.
  • The Smart Hospital, a virtual hospital in which computerized simulators serve as patients, is a learning laboratory for students to gain confidence and competence in giving safe patient care.

The 51 credit-hour online BSN program is an accelerated program with courses that vary in length from 5 to 14 weeks. Once accepted into the program, students must complete the required courses in the exact sequence prescribed by the College of Nursing. While course content is delivered in an online format, students will be assigned to complete their required supervised clinical experiences at a clinical site located in one of the following Texas metropolitan areas. Clinical locations for new students may vary each semester.

About the BSN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare a competent, self-directed, general practitioner of nursing who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of nursing care. For individuals seeking to become a registered nurse, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing prelicensure program provides the broad educational preparation necessary to make an efficient transition into the complex world of healthcare. In consideration of the preparation of a general practitioner, all individuals who apply for admission and are enrolled in the undergraduate program must be able to perform the essential functions required of a registered nurse.

To become an RN, students must:

  • graduate from an accredited nursing program and
  • pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Acceptance to the upper division nursing program is highly competitive.

Patient care:

  • Learning experiences are provided at a variety of institutions and agencies: Acute care hospitals as well as community agencies including public schools, home health agencies, nursing homes and day care centers provide a broad variety of clinical nursing practice experiences.
  • The Smart Hospital, a virtual hospital in which computerized simulators serve as patients, is a learning laboratory for students to gain confidence and competence in giving safe patient care.

The 51 credit-hour online BSN program is an accelerated program with courses that vary in length from 5 to 14 weeks. Once accepted into the program, students must complete the required courses in the exact sequence prescribed by the College of Nursing. While course content is delivered in an online format, students will be assigned to complete their required supervised clinical experiences at a clinical site located in one of the following Texas metropolitan areas. Clinical locations for new students may vary each semester.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare a competent, self-directed, general practitioner of nursing who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of nursing care. For individuals seeking to become a registered nurse, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing prelicensure program provides the broad educational preparation necessary to make an efficient transition into the complex world of healthcare. In consideration of the preparation of a general practitioner, all individuals who apply for admission and are enrolled in the undergraduate program must be able to perform the essential functions required of a registered nurse.

To become an RN, students must:

  • graduate from an accredited nursing program and
  • pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Acceptance to the upper division nursing program is highly competitive.

Patient care:

  • Learning experiences are provided at a variety of institutions and agencies: Acute care hospitals as well as community agencies including public schools, home health agencies, nursing homes and day care centers provide a broad variety of clinical nursing practice experiences.
  • The Smart Hospital, a virtual hospital in which computerized simulators serve as patients, is a learning laboratory for students to gain confidence and competence in giving safe patient care.

The 51 credit-hour online BSN program is an accelerated program with courses that vary in length from 5 to 14 weeks. Once accepted into the program, students must complete the required courses in the exact sequence prescribed by the College of Nursing. While course content is delivered in an online format, students will be assigned to complete their required supervised clinical experiences at a clinical site located in one of the following Texas metropolitan areas. Clinical locations for new students may vary each semester.

  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Arlington
  • Denton
  • Plano
  • Waxahachie
  • Decatur
  • Burleson
  • Mansfield
  • Graham
  • Wichita Falls
  • Abilene
  • Clear Lake
  • Conroe
  • Kingwood
  • Pearland
  • Bryan-College Station
  • Huntsville
  • Beaumont
  • Eagle Lake
  • Yoakum
  • Brazosport
  • Kingwood
  • Webster
  • Pasadena
  • Madison
  • Grimes
  • Victoria
  • Galveston
  • Refugio
  • Sugarland
  • Katy
  • San Antonio
  • Kerrville
  • Fredericksburg
  • Uvalde
  • Kennedy
  • La Grange
  • Yoakum
  • Killeen
  • Temple
  • Gatesville
  • Llano
  • Brady
  • Marble Falls
  • Waco
  • Fairfield
  • McAllen
  • Edinburg
  • Pharr
  • Brownsville
  • Harlingen
  • Del Rio
  • Austin
  • Hays
  • Williamson
  • Lakeway
  • Killeen
  • Fredericksburg
  • La Grange
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Longview
  • Midland
  • Odessa
  • Abilene
  • Brownwood
  • Graham
  • Andrews
  • Denison
  • Childress
  • Amarillo
  • Pampa
  • Plainview
  • Hereford
  • Wichita Falls

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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Total Tuition1 $21,675
Duration As few as 15 months
Credit Hours2 51

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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Admissions

Admission requirements and steps to apply

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

General and Prerequisite Course Requirements for Applicants With at Least 24 Credit Hours of Transfer Work

To be admitted to the BSN degree program, prospective students must:

  • Have at least 24 credit hours of transfer work to be eligible for AO
  • Apply online and be admitted to the University through the Office of Admissions by completing all necessary steps, including submitting official transcripts and required documents (e.g., test scores) and paying fees. Allow at least four (4) weeks for the admission process.
  • Proceed as a nursing and health major once admitted to UTA by completing the College of Nursing requirements (below)
  • Completion of the application requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN Prelicensure program. Applicants will be ranked and admitted based on space availability. Admission to the BSN Prelicensure program is highly competitive.
  • Official transcripts record all courses, bachelor's degrees or highest degree conferred by a regionally or nationally accredited institution. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

General and Prerequisite Course Requirements for Applicants With Fewer Than 24 Credit Hours of Transfer Work

To be admitted to the BSN degree program, prospective students must:

  • Apply online and be admitted to the University through the Office of Admissions by completing all necessary steps, including submitting official transcripts and required documents (e.g., test scores) and paying fees. Allow at least four (4) weeks for the admission process.
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date; the preferred method is to have your school send these to UTA electronically
  • Official transcripts record all courses taken at a regionally or nationally accredited institution. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts or electronically sent from the granting institution (preferred method is to send electronically through your school).
  • Complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment for clearance to attend
  • Know that submitting official ACT/SAT score(s) is optional
  • Proceed as a nursing and health major once admitted to UTA by completing the College of Nursing requirements (below)
  • Completion of the application requirements does not guarantee admission to the BSN Prelicensure program. Applicants will be ranked and admitted based on space availability. Admission to the BSN Prelicensure program is highly competitive.
  • College of Nursing Requirements

    BSN Prelicensure students admitted to UTA Fall 2017 and after—as freshmen or transfer students—are required to take the TEAS exam for their standardized admission exam to the BSN Prelicensure program. Students advised by their BSN Academic Advisor prior to the Fall 2017 semester can take the TEAS exam. If needing the TEAS exam for admission to a different university's nursing program, verify with that institution what sections and scores may be needed for admission.

    Visit Undergraduate Nursing Advising (prelicensure) for a list of AO BSN advisors.

    Specific admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    • Complete the lower-division prerequisite courses and achieve a minimum of 2.75 GPA overall and 2.75 GPA in the four required science prerequisites. Higher GPAs will be more competitive in the selection process. (GPA is a minimum requirement, and does not guarantee admittance into the AO BSN program.)
    • Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam:
      • The TEAS exam is a four-hour, computer-administered exam required for application to UTA's BSN Prelicensure programs.
      • There are four exam sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.
      • Complete the Math, Science, Reading, English and Language Usage sections of the TEAS Exam. Applicants must score at minimum in the proficient range of 58.7% - 77.3%.
      • The TEAS can be retaken every 30 days with a maximum of three (3) times in a year.
      • If the TEAS exam is repeated, all sections must be re-taken. Submitted scores must be from the same test administration.
      • TEAS scores are valid for two (2) years.
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. View additional TOEFL information here.
    • Complete 16 credit hours of natural sciences by the application deadline.
    • All prerequisites, including the three nursing prerequisites and an upper division elective, must be successfully completed prior to beginning the nursing program.
    • Partner hospital clinical sites vary each semester. Priority will be given to students employed by partner hospital system offering clinical sites during that semester.
    • View College of Nursing and Health Innovation policies (.pdf)

    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.

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

Requirements to Apply to the Program

Students applying to the online accelerated BSN program must have completed 70 credit hours (22 courses) of lower-division requirements for the program prior to starting the upper division courses in the program. Students may complete most prerequisite courses prior to the application deadline, and certain prerequisite and nursing preparatory courses may be completed during the semester of application and one semester after the application deadline. The required upper division nursing elective must be completed prior to starting the upper division portion of the program.

Admission Process

BSN applications must be submitted by the BSN application deadline; there are no exceptions. If applying as a new UT Arlington student, allow ample time for the admission process. Admissions processed after the BSN application deadline may result in a delayed application and subsequent denial from the upper-division nursing program.

BSN Application Deadline

BSN Application Term

UT Arlington Admit Term

January 15

Fall term post BSN application deadline

Fall term prior to the BSN application deadline

June 1

Spring term post BSN application deadline

Spring term prior to the BSN application deadline


BSN Prelicensure Program Admission Requirements

View AO BSN Progression Graphic (.PDF)

View Admission Exam ‐ TEAS Admissions Assessment Exam Info

View BSN Prelicensure Nursing Immunization Requirements

Criminal Background Check


Upper-Division Admission Resources

AO BSN Admission Brochure (.PDF)

AO BSN Application Checklist (.PDF)

Course List for Nursing and Health (.PDF)


Additional Resources

Prelicensure Nursing and Health Program Policies

Academic Calendar

e-Tutoring

The BSN Prelicensure Advising Team Information


For additional online nursing degree information, please call an enrollment specialist at 866-489-2810.

Courses

Discover our online nursing classes

To complete the BSN online program, students must complete the required courses listed below.

MATH 1308 is required, and choose either MATH 1301 or MATH 1302.

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 & 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.

These courses are available online and must be completed before you can begin the AO BSN program. If you have taken these courses in the past, they can be transferred into the AO BSN program.

Those who received credit for Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II with a grade of B or better at other institutions are not required to take BIOL 1345. Also, those who have already received credit for Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Microbiology are not required to take BIOL 1345.

Find textbooks for General Courses

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
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: 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 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
This course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics to provide knowledge of these subjects for those pursuing a degree in nursing or public health. Note: This course cannot be applied for credit toward a degree in Biology.
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: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Survey of general, organic, and biochemistry with emphasis on applications to the human body. Measurement, atomic theory and structure, bonding, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, gases, solutions, electrolytes, organic functional groups and nomenclature, organic reactions, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, metabolism, and nucleic acids. CHEM 1451 cannot count for major credit toward a degree in chemistry.
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
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
Human development and growth from conception through old age, concerned with the physical, behavioral, and social aspects.
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
This course will introduce students to the role of popular culture in American society. It examines culture as a process through which people make symbolic meaning out of the world. Since everyone has access to popular culture, it constructs the way that people think about the world around them. The course will explore the creation, production, dissemination, reception and consumption of popular culture.
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.
In addition to the above list, one of the following literature courses must be completed before you can begin the AO BSN program. If you have taken one of these courses in the past, they can be transferred into the AO BSN program.
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.

Students must complete all prerequisites and Nursing Preparatory courses prior to starting the BSN Pre-Licensure program. Patho and Pharm are valid for three (3) years. The time is calculated from the time the student completes the course and enrolls in the BSN Pre-Licensure program.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to introduce the student to specific professional concepts in nursing as well as academic success strategies. Selected concepts and processes for professional nursing will include an introduction to nursing's theoretical, philosophical, ethical, and legal dimensions with an emphasis on professional formation. Course activities will focus on development of teamwork, communication skills, effective decision making and reflective practice.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Pathophysiologic alterations, their interactions, and effects on persons across the life span as a basis for therapeutic nursing interventions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.

Note: 51 credit hours of required Nursing Courses plus 3 credit hours of an upper division nursing course = 54 total credit hours.

The clinical courses can only be completed with select Academic Partnerships Hospitals in Texas at this time.

Courses, Schedules & Syllabi

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to legal and ethical concepts, values, and behaviors necessary for transitioning to a professional nursing role. Topics include health care policy development, legal overview and peer-review process, health care informatics, economic and political issues, laws, rules, challenges, boundaries, malpractice and societal issues and trends influencing health care. Prerequisite: NURS 4331, NURS 4341, and NURS 4581.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Selected concepts and issues related to aging and its impact on society and healthcare. Introduction to gerontologic nursing principles. Clinical application in diverse settings across the continuum of care.
Duration: 14 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the life span with emphasis on normal findings. Prerequisite: NURS 3333 (or concurrent enrollment). Change to course in Fall 2020, no lab component
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. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3561.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies that can reduce morbidity and mortality, promote healthy lifestyles and empower individuals and aggregates to become informed healthcare consumers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing program.
Duration: 12 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to persons with psychiatric mental health conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 3632. Was NURS 3481
Duration: 14 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Basic therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals and families in diverse settings using nursing process framework. Required to receive 90 percent or above (three opportunities) on medication competency test. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 3320, 3333.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication for persons experiencing medical-surgical problems. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3632.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
The course addresses professional nursing role development integrating concepts of professional comportment. Prerequisite: NURS 3561, NURS 3481.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3561, NURS 3481. Replaces NURS 4431
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing interventions as related to care of individuals and families during the childbearing experience. Prerequisite: NURS 3481 and NURS 3561. Replaces NURS 4441
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in healthcare. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4431, 4441, 4581.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Integrate knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing healthcare needs of aggregates, communities, and society. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4431, 4441, 4581.
Duration: 13 weeks
Credit Hours: 5
Use of critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions and communication skills in promoting quality of life for persons with complex health needs. Application of nursing roles in diverse settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 3561, 3581.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on the synthesis of knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum and the enactment of the professional nurse role in a concentrated practicum. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4261, 4351, and 4462.
This program requires 3 credit hours of upper division electives.
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.
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.

Additional Information

When you are accepted to any of our online nursing programs, we'll give you access to your nursing 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.

Current AO BSN Prelicensure Students

AO BSN Prelicensure Course Sequencing

The BSN Prelicensure curriculum is divided into four semesters to provide continuity, and integration in the learning experiences.

Student Success

We believe the Student Success Program is one of the key factors in the success of our nursing graduates.

The Student Success Program was initially implemented in 2004 to increase retention and graduation rates of nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses) by providing activities to support their success. As a more far-reaching need was identified, the program expanded to include all undergraduate nursing students in the off-campus and on-campus prelicensure programs.

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

2 Student must take 51 credit hours of required Nursing Courses plus 3 credit hours of an upper division nursing course. A total of 121 credit hours are required to be awarded the degree.

* Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses. Tuition may vary by admit term.

Tuition

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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. Tuition listed is for upper division courses only, and financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition1 $21,675
Per Credit Hour $425
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule. Please view the full calendar for information about start dates and deadlines for the lower-division prerequisite and upper-division nursing courses.

Course StartApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineSession
3/11/242/16/243/1/243/6/243/8/24Spring II
5/20/244/19/245/3/245/15/245/17/24Summer I
8/19/247/26/248/9/248/14/248/16/24Fall I
10/14/249/13/249/27/2410/9/2410/11/24Fall II
Course StartRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineSession
3/11/243/6/243/8/24Spring II
5/20/245/15/245/17/24Summer I
8/19/248/14/248/16/24Fall I
10/14/2410/9/2410/11/24Fall II

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Apply Date 4/19/24
Class Starts 5/20/24

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