Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Option
120 credit hours | In-state tuition: $336.12/credit hour | Out-of-state tuition: $336.12/credit hour
- Convenient and 100% online for maximum flexibility
- Developed specifically for working nurses and offered by UTEP’s College of Nursing
- Highly competitive with no statistics requirement
- Ranked among the best online BSN programs in Texas and one of the most affordable in the country by EduMed
- Ranked in the top 20 most affordable RN to BSN programs by BestValueSchools.com
- Accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Fast-paced and can be completed in as few as 12 months; nursing program courses can be taken one at a time for convenience
To verify if the program is authorized in your state, visit our State Authorization page and click on RN-BSN.
For more information about the program, please visit our page on the College of Nursing website (http://www.utep.edu/nursing/academic-programs/undergraduate/rn-to-bsn-online-degree/rn-to-bsn-online-degree-page.html).
Our student success initiative, the UTEP Edge, develops upon students’ assets through a variety of high-impact experiences. These experiences are designed to improve student skills and give UTEP students a competitive advantage as they move forward in their lives and careers. Our goal as a campus is to provide these UTEP Edge experiences to all students, regardless of their area of study, so they will graduate with a competitive advantage over their peers. These are the Edge experiences RN-BSN students will have and the Edge skills they will graduate with:
- Captone Experiences
- Community Engagement
- Online Experiences
- Creative Activities
- Research and Scholarly Activities
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Global Awareness
- Social Responsibility
MEET DR. JANISE TINSMAN, RN to BSN Director and Clinical Assistant Professor. From her start as a licensed practical nurse in 1986, Dr.Tinsman has worked in medical-surgical, cardiac step down, cardiac rehab, oncology and has float pool experience that covered these units as well as the pulmonary, nephrology, neurology, and orthopedic units. She started her nursing education career in 2013 and later earned her master’s and doctorate prior to joining UTEP in 2020 as the director of the RN to BSN program.
UTEP’s online RN to BSN degree program offers the highest quality curriculum that teaches evidence-based practice. The minimum requirements for completion of the RN to BSN online degree are a total of 30 hours at UTEP, which must include 21 hours of RN to BSN nursing courses and an additional 9 hours to meet minimum residency requirements for graduation. The 9 hours can be met by taking general education courses at UTEP. Some students may need additional general education courses to satisfy the University’s graduation requirements.
Advanced Standing Credit will be given for designated courses (TCR) upon successful completion of the first RN to BSN semester.
Effective Summer 2018, all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program must complete a mentorship component. This additional graduation requirement is the result of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) new CCNE accreditation rules and will affect all RN to BSN programs nationwide.
"Employers would not consider me because I was an ADN nurse not a BSN. I have now expanded my job searches exponentially and am better equipped to be a nurse leader." - Alvarez, GraduateMEET MORE STUDENTS
General Education Courses
General Education courses are a set of courses the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires all students to pass in order to receive ANY bachelor’s degree from a public institution in Texas. For more information on general education courses, visit: https://statecore.its.txstate.edu/univ.pl?univ=77.
These courses will be available online and may be required in order to graduate from the online UTEP RN-BSN program. If you have taken these courses in the past, they may be transferred into the UTEP RN-BSN program. Click here to see the core curriculum.
Upon submission of your official transcripts, an RN-BSN advisor will be in touch to discuss which general education courses you need in order to start the RN-BSN professional courses.
RN to BSN Nursing Courses
MEET DIANE RANKIN, the Clinical Assistant Professor who started her career as a Navy Nurse stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.