Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Online

Are you ready to meet the growing demand for more BSN-prepared nurses in health care? The UTRGV RN to BSN online degree program is designed to enable you to move ahead in your nursing career with leadership skills and knowledge from theory, research and evidence-based practice.

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About the Program

Our RN to BSN online degree program is an affordable path to advance professionally in your nursing practice with the flexibility to continue working as an RN. Gain the evidence-based knowledge and management skills you need to take the lead while providing quality nursing care—all in a convenient, accelerated, online format.

As a student of this program, you will:

  • Learn nursing leadership theories, organizational structures, and health care management
  • Advance your professional nursing practice providing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities
  • Prepare for graduate study

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Courses

This course introduces anatomy, physiology, and assessment skills with psycho-socio-cultural, developmental, spiritual, and ethicolegal consideration in client health assessment. Opportunities are provided in a simulated setting to practice cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills and demonstrate systematic client assessment competency.
This course presents historical, philosophical, theoretical, sociocultural, economic, political, ethicolegal, and technological concepts impacting nursing and health care delivery systems (lay, folk, professional).
This course introduces anatomy, physiology, and assessment skills with psycho-socio-cultural, developmental, spiritual, and ethicolegal consideration in client health assessment. Opportunities are provided in a simulated setting to practice cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills and demonstrate systematic client assessment competency.
This online course will enable the student to study basic pathophysiology underlying changes in body physiology that result from disease or injury. This course seeks to provide understanding of the mechanisms of disease and how and why alteration in body structure and function lead to the signs and symptoms of disease. Understanding pathophysiology guides the interprofessional in applying clinical judgement in planning, implementation, and evaluation of therapies and treatments.
This course introduces the student to pharmacological concepts and nursing responsibilities for drug therapy. Dosage calculations, safe administration and the usage of the nursing process in the various methods of medication therapy are emphasized.
This course will explore the role of the nurse caring for individuals, families, communities, and populations, with an emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based interventions to promote health. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and prevention of population-based health problems. Consideration is given to populations experiencing chronic health problems being cared for in the community.
This course will explore the role of the nurse caring for individuals, families, communities, and populations, with an emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based interventions to promote health. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and prevention of population-based health problems. Consideration is given to populations experiencing chronic health problems being cared for in the community.
This course enables the student to be a knowledgeable nursing consumer. An orientation to the research process, various methods of inquiry, and ethical considerations are presented to be assess students in critical evaluation and appropriate application of research findings to practice.
This course addresses issues, trends, and problems in nursing as well as their impact on health care delivery systems (lay, folk, professional).
This course focuses on theories of nursing leadership, organizational structures, and management in relation to health care. The nursing process will be emphasized as it relates to leadership and management in clinical/lab settings. The transition from the student role to professional role will be explored.
This course focuses on theories of nursing leadership, organizational structures, and management in relation to health care. The nursing process will be emphasized as it relates to leadership and management in clinical/lab settings. The transition from the student role to professional role will be explored.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. 

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

Domestic Applicant Fee: $50
International Applicant Fee: $100
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Registered Nurse

Be a registered nurse or have a temporary permit in your state.