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RN to BSN Program

Students are individuals already licensed by the state to practice as Registered Nurses who are seeking to advance their nursing knowledge and education. The curriculum provides students an opportunity to broaden their base of liberal education and to enhance knowledge of human development, assessment skills, theories of nursing, ethics and current issues in the practice of professional nursing, community health, leadership and research.  Students with an Associate’s Degree and a Registered Nurse license are admitted to the Nursing Department and have their previous nursing courses transferred in as a block of hours, not individual course substitutions in the BSN degree.  Advanced placement BSN credit up to 39 SCH will be granted after completion of all other nursing program requirements.

Admission Criteria

  1. Admission to TAMUC and ability to meet the Nursing Department Essential Eligibility Requirements.
  2. A current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  3. Up to date immunizations as designated by the Nursing Department.
  4. Completion of at least 75% of TAMUC University Studies Curriculum and nursing support courses with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.5 in previous nursing courses.
  6. International students with a native/first language other than English are required to meet the International Student applicant requirements.
  7. Application to and acceptance by the Student Development Committee of the Nursing Department.

RN to BSN Courses

Credit Hours


NURS 3316 Pharm/Patho


NURS 3414 Health Assessment


NURS 4342 Research





NURS 3317 Patho/Pharm


NURS 4660 Rural/Community Health


NURS 3232 Professional Issues





NURS 4661 Leadership




  1. Any nursing course with an earned grade of “D” will not be accepted for transfer credit.
  2. Full-Time and Part-time options are available.
  3. Students receiving any combination of "D" or "F" in two or more courses (or the same course twice) will not be permitted to continue in the RN to BSN program.


  1. Completion of 57 SCH of University Studies and Nursing support courses with a 2.0 GPA or better.
  2. Completion of 27 SCH RN to BSN curriculum with grades of “C” or better.
  3. Completion of 30 SCH at Texas A&M University-Commerce.