Starting Class: January, 2015; Priority Deadline: December 1, 2014

RN-BSN ONLINE TRACK SHSU School of Nursing faculty encourage associate degree or diploma nurses to obtain the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN).

  • Are you looking for a way to advance your nursing career?
  • Do you want a RN to BSN program that is flexible and allows you to work while returning to school?
  • Do you want the convenience of online classes combined with the interaction of traditional face-to-face classes?
  • Would you like to obtain your bachelor’s degree where you live and work? 

Then the newly developed SHSU RN to BSN program is for you.

The RN to BSN program courses are hybrid classes with 80% online to accommodate a working nurse’s schedule. Attendance on campus is required 3 days per semester on Wednesday. Full and part-time options
are available to provide flexibility for the working registered nurse. Faculty are available at SHSU The
Woodlands Center for questions and advising.

The RN-BSN Online Track is designed for the student who has passed the NCLEX-RN, holds a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse and wishes to obtain the baccalaureate degree. Earning a baccalaureate degree will open more doors in an RNs nursing career, allowing for positions of leadership and possibly further academic degrees.

Admission to SHSU’s RN-BSN program at The Woodland Campus 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) 
  • Completion of all prerequisite course work prior to the end of application period

Core Curriculum

Course TitleCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 - English Comp. I 3
ENGL 1302 - English Comp. II 3
PHIL 2361 - Intro to Philosophy 3
SOCI 2319 - Into to Ethnic Studies 3
HIST 1301 - US History to 1876 3
HIST 1302 - US History SN 1876 3
POLS 2305 - American Gov’t 3
POLS 2306 - Texas Gov’t 3
KINE 2115 - Lifetime Health & Wellness 1
Visual & Performing Arts Elective 3

Degree Specific Requirements

Course TitleCredit Hours
BIOL 2401 - Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 2402 - Human Physiology 4
BIOL 2420 - Applied Microbiology OR BIOL 3470 - Microbiology 4
CHEM 1406 - Inorg. & Environ. Chem. Lect. OR CHEM 1411 - Gen. Chem. Lect 4
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
Statistics (MATH or STAT prefix preferred) 3
FACS 2362 - Nutrition 3
PSYC 1301 - Intro to Psyc 3
PSYC 3374 - Developmental Psyc. 3

Track Specific Requirements

Course TitleCredit Hours
NURS 3370- RN-BSN Role Transition 3
NURS 3360W - Nursing Research 3
NURS 4030W - Community Nursing#  4
NURS 4060W - Nursing Leadership/Management# 3
NURS 4381 - Legal/Ethical Aspects of Nursing 3
NURS 4282 - Nursing Informatics 2
NURS 4383W - Rural Health Nursing 3
NURS 4385 - Management of the Older Adult# 3
 NURS 4384 - Genetics and Genomics 3
NURS 4372 - RN-Capstone 3

Articulation Credit

Course TitleCredit Hours
ADN/Diploma Nursing courses applied to the
RN-BSN degree


Arts and Sciences Credit Hours (Prerequisite Coursework): 59
Nursing Credit Hours: 62

* Prerequisite courses from the Texas Core

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

For more information on the pre-requisite and core, contact:

Sam Houston State Logo

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor