in as few as 12 months
$297.07 per credit hour
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin—part of the prestigious UT System—enables you to earn your RN to BSN with our new online program designed for your busy lifestyle. Our RN to BSN program delivers true science blended with the art of caring for people, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Courses are 100% online
- Tuition is affordable—just $9,209.17 for nursing courses only*
- Courses are just 8 weeks long
- Earn your RN to BSN in a few as 12 months*
- Multiple start dates
- CCNE accredited
This 100% 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.
*Program consists of 31 hours of nursing credits. $9,209.17 tuition and 12 month timeline refers to upper-division nursing courses only. Students must complete general education requirements, along with the nursing courses, for a total of 120 hours, to graduate. General education courses will be determined based on course transfers and individual advising.
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
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 principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.
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.
*Subject to University Curriculum Committee approval.