Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Gain the clinical reasoning and leadership skills you need to thrive in the evolving healthcare industry. This CCNE-accredited program features an application-focused curriculum that fosters advanced evidence-based clinical skills.

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

Consider the online RN-BSN program at UTA

As a leader in nursing programs in Texas and across the nation, the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation at UTA offers an RN to BSN online program that builds on your registered nursing experience by providing research-based nursing science, principles of nursing leadership, and a liberal arts foundation. Students will 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.

We have designed our accredited RN to BSN online 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 healthcare education while managing your professional and personal responsibilities. BSN clinical requirements are met through relevant application-based assignments completed in the workplace.

You can apply online 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 online to registered 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 healthcare decision-making and critical-thinking skills
  • Strengthen your nursing leadership and management skills to meet today's healthcare challenges
  • 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 patient care

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

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

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.

Also available:

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

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We also offer this program on campus!
Total Tuition1 $8,995
Duration2 As few as 9 months
Credit Hours 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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Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid by the course

We understand that it can be difficult to juggle work, classes, life and finances. That's why UTA offers an affordable online education with pay-as-you-go options. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition1 $8,995
Per Credit Hour $257
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“The program was actually more than I expected. I really am very proud to say I'm a UTA graduate. It really helped to advance my career and myself as a nurse.”

Rose Garcia

UTA RN to BSN online graduate

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“The program definitely gives you a nursing foundation.”

Victoria England

UTA BSN online graduate

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“I was very anxious and nervous about doing something online. It had been forever since I was in school. I had heard great things about UTA, so I took that first step. I'm glad I did.”

Gina Adair

UTA RN to BSN online graduate

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

Our RN to BSN online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy 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

Find your fit for our online RN to BSN 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

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Proof of active, unencumbered RN license verifiable via Nursys or State Boards of Nursing (BON)
    • If the license is unable to be verified, the student must send in a copy of the license for verification via email. Acceptance will be on hold until the license is verified. Use the RN License Upload Form to submit license.
    • Students that do not have a license but graduated within 1 year of completion of the ADN program will have the license checklist waived and accepted to the AO RN to BSN program. However, the license will be verified within NURS 3345. If the license is unable to be verified, students will be unable to progress.
  • 2.25 Grade Point Average (GPA). Developmental coursework and "D" grades do not transfer.
  • 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.
  • Submit official transcripts with record of all courses completed and any degrees conferred by a regionally or nationally accredited institution. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution(s).
  • Official foreign country transcripts or diplomas must bear the original seal of the institution and the original signature of the Registrar or responsible head of the institution. Those not issued in English must be accompanied by an exact word-for-word original English translation bearing the original university or translation agency attestation. Upon written request, original documents will be returned to the applicant.

Applicants are required to submit all required documents as soon as possible to maintain admission progress:

After the original intended start date on application, a hold will be placed the day after the next start date to prevent students with missing documents from progressing in the program. Transfer Credit Report, Advisement Report, and Degree Map will not be generated for those that have not turned in all required documents. Please contact an Enrollment Specialist at 817-533-3118 or 866-489-2810 for details.

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.

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

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

Take a look at the online nursing curriculum

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 6 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.

Students in the RN to BSN online program who have taken Technical Writing or an equivalent will not be required to enroll in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). The equivalent courses for Technical Writing are any sophomore-level (2000 level) Literature, Philosophy or Speech courses. View course equivalency charts

All General Courses must be successfully completed prior to entering into the final Capstone Course in the RN to BSN nursing degree program. You may have already completed many of these courses through prior academic work and you may receive credit for classes previously completed. An academic advisor will provide a degree plan once you have applied, submitted your official transcripts, and are accepted by both the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the University.

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 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.
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.
In addition to the above list, one of the following literature courses must be completed to graduate from the AO RN to BSN program. If you have taken one of these courses in the past, they can be transferred into the AO RN to 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.
RN to BSN students who have taken and passed a national nursing certification exam may receive three credit hours. For more information, please speak to your Nursing Advisor. Other students must complete a Nursing Elective in place of these three credit hours. An Upper Division Nursing Elective must also be completed if not previously completed in past academic coursework.
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.
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.
Every RN to BSN student will begin the nursing program with Role Transition to Professional Nursing. Twenty-eight hours of your ADN coursework will be applied toward your BSN.
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.

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.

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

2 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.

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

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