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Program Overview

Earning a baccalaureate degree will open more doors in your RN's nursing career, allowing for positions of leadership and further academic degrees.

The RN to BSN online track at SHSU is designed for the registered nurse who has passed the NCLEX-RN*, holds a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse and wishes to obtain the baccalaureate degree.

Our RN to BSN courses are fully online to accommodate a working registered nurse’s busy schedule.

  • Attendance on campus is highly recommended for course orientation.  
  • Two other optional campus days are scheduled each semester.
  • Full and part-time options are available.*

RN-BSN Curriculum

Texas Board of Nursing Differentiated Essential Competencies and the SHSU Nursing Curriculum

Admissions Requirements

Admission to SHSU’s RN to BSN program requires:

  • Unencumbered Texas RN License*
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) overall GPA and Prerequisite GPA
  • Compliance with clinical readiness requirements (immunizations, CPR, liability and health insurance, physical exam, background check, and drug screen) 

*Students may be conditionally admitted and enroll part-time in courses for one semester after graduation with an associate degree in nursing prior to licensure. 

Application for the RN-BSN program is open.

Please contact Dr. Denise Neill, PhD, RN, at 936.202.5101 or denise.neill@shsu.edu with inquiries about the RN to BSN program.

Questions? Please email us.