Nursing: RN to BSN Track

Nursing: RN to BSN Track
Healthcare leaders in Texas have called for more BSN prepared RNs to work with the challenges of complex health issues, a diverse population of patients and the addition of intricate medical technologies.  

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As a registered nurse serious about long-term success and career security in nursing, you should consider earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing to expand and enrich your professional career in nursing and meet the growing demand in the workforce.

The RN to BSN track is a 12-month program that gives the registered nurse the opportunity to obtain additional knowledge and competencies related to professional nursing as well as earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Hybrid online courses as well as a part-time option provides flexibility in scheduling for working professionals.

RN to BSN Track

  • Admission Criteria
    • Admitted to TLU as an undergraduate student.
    • Graduated from an associate degree nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or other identified national accrediting body for nursing. 
    • Earned at least a “C” in each prerequisite course with an overall prerequisite GPA of a minimum of 2.7 on a 4.0 point scale. 
    • Earned at least a “C” in each nursing course from the associate degree nursing program. 
    • Unrestricted RN license in Texas.
    • Successfully completed required prerequisite courses before beginning courses in the RN to BSN program requiring a practicum.
  • Nursing Program Curriculum

    The RN to BSN Track has the same general education courses and supporting/prerequisite courses as the pre-licensure track. Registered nurses will receive credit hours/course equivalency for successful completion of prior nursing courses and subsequent RN licensure, including specific pre-requisites, foundation courses, core competencies, distribution courses, and module activities.

    Nursing Courses Plan of Study (30 credit hours to include)

    Semester 1 (11 credit hours) 

    • NURS 300 Professional Nursing Role and Evidence-Based Practice I (3 credit hours) 
    • NURS 344 Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice (3 credit hours) 
    • NURS 330 Age Span Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Assessment (5 credit hours)

    Semester 2 (10 credit hours) 

    • NURS 336 Health Care in 21st Century (2 credit hours) 
    • NURS 400 Professional Nursing Role and Evidence-Based Practice II (3 credit hours) 
    • NURS 440 Community Health Nursing (5 credit hours)

    Semester 3 (9 credit hours) 

    • NURS 435 Nursing Leadership and Management with practicum (5 credit hours) 
    • NURS 479 Special Topics (2 credit hours) 
    • NURS 479 Special Topics (2 credit hours)

    The retention policy of the RN to BSN track is the same as the pre-licensure track.

  • Application Information

    Applying to TLU

    Review the application and information packet available from the Department of Nursing for application instructions and requirements. A plan of study, along with an example course schedule for the 12-month full-time option, is outlined in the packet.

    Application Deadline

    The RN to BSN track is accepting applications for admission. The RN to BSN track is designed for the registered nurse with an associate's degree in nursing and who holds a current, unencumbered license in Texas as a registered nurse.

    The deadline for submitting an application is July 1 at 5 p.m. to begin classes in August and December 1 at 5 p.m. to begin classes in January.

Nursing: RN to BSN Track Faculty

Kathie Aduddell

Nursing Director, Professor

Amie Bedgood

Instructor, Nursing

Whitney R. Bischoff

Assoc. Professor

Kimberly Griffith

Assistant Professor

Amy Long

Assistant Professor

Cecilia Trinidad

Instructor, Nursing

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RN Refresher Course

The TLU Department of Nursing offers a RN Refresher Course to strengthen the nursing workforce through education. The course is open to inactive registered nurses interested in reactivating or applying for a Texas nursing license.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


Department of Nursing 
(830) 372-6900 or (830) 372-6314

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