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. 

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. 

Spring 2021 BSN Application will be open on May 1, 2020
Application Deadline May 31, 2020
How to Apply:

For UTRGV students: complete the BSN application online at

For detailed instructions on how to apply, click on the following: 
           tk20.com-BSN application instructions


For non-UTRGV students: Complete the UTRGV (University) application and obtain a UTRGV email address which is required to apply to the BSN program. To apply to UTRGV (University) complete each of the following steps:
  • Apply online at www.applytexas.org and submit the “Transfer Undergraduate” application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Documents required for UTRGV (University) admission that are not included in the online application are to be mailed to the Registrar's office:
    • 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

After completing the UTRGV (University) application, then complete and submit the BSN Program application at http://utrgv.tk20.com

Texas Board of Nursing logo

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.

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.

Know Your RoadMap to Graduation

Vaqueros begin with the end in mind! Taking your major field of study into account, Road Maps are a suggested sequence of courses that you may take during your time at UTRGV. As you review your own Road Map, we encourage you to pay close attention to additional course prerequisites and requirements such as course sequence, course grades, classification and/or course rotation. Additionally, in connection with your Core, take a few moments to review your RoadMap and observe how your graduation pathway intersects with the Categories listed in the Core.

UTRGV Undergraduate Programs RoadMap list.