School of Nursing News & Events

The School of Nursing BSN Program White Coat Ceremony 2020



The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the Second Degree BSN Program, in partnership with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, beginning Summer, 2020.  This program is tailored for individuals who wish to become a registered nurse but already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.  Applications for the program will begin February 1, 2020 for the first cohort of 24 students.  Please see the Second Degree BSN website for details



U.S. News ranked the Accelerated Online Program RN to BSN, 260-#345

 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs  in Texas


ACNM Welcomes Dr. MaryJane Lewitt as Chair of the Division of the Advancement of Midwifery

MaryJane Lewitt By Quickening - 

In 2000, Dr. Lewitt received the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Kitty Ernst Award, the national outstanding young life achievement award in the profession of Nurse-Midwifery. She graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Leadership at Harvard in 2004. She has participated both nationally and locally in ACNM since 1994 and is a National Fellow.


Transition to Graduate Nursing Program

UTRGV School of Nursing offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing with speciality options in nursing Education and Nursing Administration. RNs who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing may qualify to apply for the MSN Program by completing the Transition to Graduate Nursing course starting Spring 2020. 

Read more about the Transition to Graduate Program here.


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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.

Click here for more information about the RN to BSN program.


CCNE Accredited

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Nursing, and the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.