Undergraduate Programs

The UTRGV BSN Program is designed to prepare graduates at a high level of competency for beginning positions in culturally diverse health care settings. The program fosters professional excellence by providing a climate in which intellectual achievement in nursing is encouraged and developed. The programs emphasize preparation of students to meet the dynamic needs of the international, multicultural, and multilingual society in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. 

UTRGV School of Nursing offers three different pathways to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  is a generic BSN program for students who are not RNs
  2. Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for students who have a non-nursing bachelor’s or higher degree and are seeking a second bachelor’s degree   
  3. RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSNis for students who have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and are seeking a BSN

Graduates in BSN Program will:

  • Facilitate the development of practitioners with critical thinking skills.
  • Provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team to advocate for safe (mind-body-spirit), effective, and holistic client care, including the use of information technology, being cognizant of cultural, societal, economic, political, and ethico-legal issues.
  • Use the research process to identify nursing issues and evaluate research findings for applicability to nursing practice. 

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701-3944, 512-305-7400

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.