RN-BSN 15-Week Semester

RN-BSN students who are applying for the 15-week semester BSN courses and are not current UTRGV students,

  • Apply online at www.applytexas.org by submitting a “Transfer Undergraduate” application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    • All required documents must be submitted to:
      The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      1201 West University Drive, VC 1.113
      Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999
  • If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call 888-882-4026 or 956-882-8983 or email admissions@utrgv.edu 
  • Seek academic advisement every semester.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in all prerequisite courses. 
  • Complete all BSN prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  • Alternate Pathway applicants: Be a registered nurse or have a temporary permit to practice professional nursing in the applicant’s state of residence.
  • Submit application to the BSN Program by the stipulated date [in general, March 1st; varies for RN-BSN students in 7-week courses].
  • Be admitted by the BSN Student Development Committee. After being rank-ordered according to prerequisite-GPA, students will be admitted on a space-available basis.

After official acceptance,

  1. Pass math quiz [grade of 100].
  2. Provide proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers.
  3. Provide documentation verifying absence of active (infectious) pulmonary disease.
  4. Provide documentation verifying current immunization or immunity status for specified diseases (hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria or tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, varicella, flu/influenza, meningitis if <age 22, etc.).
  5. Submit evidence of being cleared by the Texas Board of Nursing’s (TBON) criminal background check. [RNs must submit evidence of current licensure in state of residence.]