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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 8 months Credit Hours: 31** Tuition: $303.71 per credit hour, $9,415.01
Save $500 | Limited time offer - Apply by August 12
Save $500 | Limited time offer - Apply by August 12

A Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing can fit your lifestyle.

The accelerated, online RN to BSN program at The University of Texas Permian Basin offers flexibility for your busy lifestyle.

Our RN to BSN program includes management courses designed for nursing leaders. You can start taking RN to BSN courses immediately and complete any required general education courses online as co-requisites, learning from online faculty who are former online students themselves. Upon completion of the RN to BSN program, you will also earn a Nurse Management Certificate from Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

This online program was designed for working nurses who need a flexible academic schedule, and it can be completed in as few as 8 months.** The program is taught by experienced faculty, most of whom are former online students themselves.

RN to BSN online benefits:

  • Courses are 100% online
  • Tuition is affordable—just $9,415.01 for nursing courses only**
  • Courses are just 8 weeks long (7 weeks during summer)
  • Earn your RN to BSN in a few as 8 months**
  • Multiple start dates
  • CCNE accredited

This online program emphasizes training to prepare students for confident decision-making and leadership in patient care. Caring, helpful faculty and state-of-the-art curriculum delivery (Outlook 365, and collaborative tools), also add to student support.

Our online RN to BSN program provides the flexibility and support you need to grow your nursing career.

*First-time students who apply by December 16, 2019 and start on January 13, 2020 will receive a $500 off their first nursing course. This tuition savings cannot be combined with any other offer

**Program consists of 31 hours of nursing credits. $9,415.01 tuition and 8 month timeline refers to upper-division nursing courses only.

†Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Trustees.

Online Courses

At UTPB, we make it easy for working nurses to continue their education. There are no pre-requisite general education courses, and any needed general education courses may be completed online alongside the nursing courses.

The RN to BSN coursework consists of 11 total nursing courses for a total of 31 credit hours.

Students will receive 26 advanced placement credits upon completion of the nursing program, and the remaining 64 credits are comprised of the pre-professional nursing core and general education courses.

Many of the general education requirements could be transferred in, based on a transcript review and individual advising. Any remaining general education courses missing can be completed online and at the same time as the nursing courses.

Core Courses

Seminar Course. Introduces nursing program's conceptual framework and provides transition for the Registered Nurse into the baccalaureate nursing program. Strategies that facilitate professional growth, applications of principles and values of reflective practice and the exploration of personal and professional goals to help students create a foundation for holistic and culturally congruent nursing practice are presented. Corequisite: NURS 4351
Conceptual and theoretical foundations and key issues impacting professional nursing practice in the contemporary health care environment. History and development of holistic, patient-centered care, analysis of theories from nursing and other disciplines that incorporate legal and ethical principles, cultural, social, and financial concepts, interprofessional collaboration, and information technologies. Examination of ethical issues and confidentiality of patient information. Corequisites: NURS 4150
Knowledge of the basic nursing practices and specialized medical and nursing terminology needed to communicate effectively concerning health status and health/illness management of Spanish-speaking patients and families. Evaluate nursing decisions and nursing actions needed to perform patient history, patient teaching, medication administration, discharge planning, and explanation of procedures and therapy congruent with the needs of Spanish speaking patients. Identify when to use a medical interpreter.
Critical analysis of models of research and quality improvement science, appraisal of evidence-based literature and use of information technology to enhance the foundation for clinical decision making and data management to promote health outcomes associated with safety, cost and clinical improvement. Application of ethical principles and quality science strategies to develop a plan to solve identified practice problems.
Seminar Course. Students expand scholarly reasoning skills associated with competencies essential in leadership and public health nursing roles through reflective inquiry and integration of nursing leadership, research, and theory based practices and community based experiences; appraise a variety of models of interprofessional collaboration, nursing research, quality improvement and information technology through use of reflective dialogue, aesthetics and professional engagement. Corequisite: NURS 4450
(2 hours didactic; 6 hours clinical assignments per week) — Concepts and competencies in nursing leadership and management in a dynamic healthcare system including: political and cultural influences on nursing leadership; comparison of traditional and transformational leadership characteristics; creation of a culture of safety and just culture in the workplace through interprofessional collaboration, and application of evidence-based theories and practices. Application of nursing practice standards, clinical reasoning, patient safety, and delegation. Corequisite: NURS
Analysis of formal and informal community systems/resources and healthcare delivery systems in public health; emphasis on cultural influences on health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Community partnerships, interprofessional communication to help families modify lifestyle and community resources to promote health. Roles, strategies, and resources for emergency management in the community.
Application of evidence-based nursing practice skills to community/public health situations addressing cultural diversity, at-risk families, and vulnerable populations; nursing collaboration and interprofessional communication to explore public health systems to promote health in communities. Community assessment and planning in non-emergent and emergent situations. Advocacy for access to the healthcare system.
Overview of global health, including determinants of health, health indicators, human rights, globalization, current socioeconomic factors, health care systems and public health systems and global health policies; nursing interventions to impact global health disparities; examination of the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; management of health issues and nursing care around the world and its impact on health care locally.
Seminar Course. Final seminar course. Appraise and reflect on content and experiences of prior nursing courses, discuss transition into the professional nursing role, synthesize principles of culturally congruent holistic patient care, evidence-based nursing leadership, research and informatics, interprofessional quality improvement, and patient safety through discussion, personal reflection, and development of a professional portfolio. Corequisite: NURS 4451
(2 hours didactic; 6 hours clinical assignments per week) — Synthesis of clinical reasoning and creative application of evidence for nursing leadership essential in promoting intra and interprofessional collaboration in dynamic healthcare organizations and systems. Employ quality improvement science and evidence-based resources for programmatic design, implementation and evaluation. Corequisite NURS 4152

Management Elective

Choose one course from the following: Course selection will vary depending on availability.

Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership and decision-making. This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
This is an introduction to the basic interpersonal communication process through appropriate communications technology with applications for business organizations. It is a systems approach to planning, researching, organizing, composing, editing, and revising reports and other business-related communications. Oral presentations are required. Business communication ethics are explored.
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