Nursing - BSN, RN to BSN Track

The RN to BSN track is an opportunity for registered nurses who hold an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or will have an A.D.N. degree conferred prior to the entry date. Applicants must hold a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse license. Students may complete the 30 credit hour upper division course of study as either a full-time or a part-time student. The course instruction is delivered online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities along with advancing their education. Students may choose to complete the curriculum in 3 semesters (1-year option), in 4 semesters (1 1/2-year option) or in 5 semesters (2-year option). Applicants who completed their Associate Degree in Nursing through an LVN to RN or Paramedic to RN bridge program must have earned a minimum of 35 transferable credits in their program in order to apply. This program is approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology, with some required visits to Bryan, TX.

Entry to the RN to BSN  (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program

Admission to the College of Nursing is competitive. The student must have a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course within only two attempts. It is strongly recommended that applicants have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). All applicants are expected to complete prerequisite coursework and Texas A&M core curriculum coursework prior to the first class day.

Admissions decisions are based on:

1. the strength of the student's academic background;

2. the personal statement/essay;

3. one professional reference from either a professor or the student's current supervisor;

4. the student's experiences and attributes, to include community service, leadership, honors and awards and work experience;

5. academic history of repeats, withdraws or failures.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 107
or Introductory Biology I
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
American history 3
Communication 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 2,3 3
Select one of the following: 2 4
Molecular Science for Citizens
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory
Fundamentals of Chemistry I  
Fundamentals of Chemistry II  
American history 3
Communication 1 3
Mathematics 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2,3,4
or Biomedical Anatomy
NFSC 222 Nutrition for Health and Health Care 2 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Creative arts 1 3
Mathematics 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 320
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2,3,4
or Biomedical Microbiology
PHIL 111
Contemporary Moral Issues
or Introduction to Philosophy
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 2 4
Introductory Microbiology  
Fundamentals of Microbiology  
Biomedical Microbiology  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
NURS 312 Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
NURS 313 Nursing Fundamentals 5
NURS 314 Health Assessment 3
NURS 316 Pharmacology Principles 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
NURS 305 Nursing Dimensions and Informatics 3
NURS 320 Adult Nursing I 6
NURS 411 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 412 Care of Mental Health Clients 4
NURS 424 Professional Issues 2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
NURS 323 Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns 4
NURS 420 Adult Nursing II 6
NURS 434 Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 315 Nursing and the Aged 3
NURS 413 Nursing Care of Children and Families 4
NURS 421 Care of Community Health Clients 5
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 430 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 5
 Semester Credit Hours5
 Total Semester Credit Hours120