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Nursing

RN to BSN, Nursing


Overview


The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas offers a nursing education to registered nurses on the baccalaureate level, in order to serve the regional community of Central Texas, including the military and their families. Our faculty will prepare you to practice in all healthcare settings, including outpatient care, hospital settings, public health and gerontology. The BSN will give you greater opportunity for career and educational mobility.

Our program is streamlined and avoids duplication of courses as well as content completed by students with an associate’s degree in nursing. The BSN program is based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) to ensure program quality.

The Nursing program is user-friendly and recognizes the demands of students balancing work with school, and can be completed in one calendar year. It is 100% online and offers opportunities for part-time or full-time study and although the program is online, students still have the opportunity to come to campus to meet with faculty as needed. Many of our classes are capped at 20 students to allow for more faculty-student interactions.

Advantages to pursuing the RN to BSN:



  • Flexible program, designed with the working professional in mind
  • Courses offered online by faculty dedicated to students’ success
  • Course practicums are built into the assignments and allow for students to gain real-world experience in the field while completing their coursework
  • Can begin enrollment one semester prior to taking the National Council Licensure Examination
  • Seamless and cost effective transition for an associate degree in nursing graduate interested in obtaining a BSN degree
  • Serves as a gateway to graduate education and to advanced practice or positions in nursing education or research

Key Subject Areas:



  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult
  • Nursing Care of the Individual and Families
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Professional Transition and Informatics
  • Nursing Research in Evidence Based Practice
  • Professional Practice Issues in Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 www.aacn.nche.edu

Career Opportunities



  • Case Manager
  • Manager/Head Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Staff Nurse
  • Traveling Nurse
  • Hospice Care
  • Nursing Home Director

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