Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from The University of Texas Medical Branch recognizes the skills and accomplishments of nurses who have been trained at the associate degree level and offers a streamlined educational approach for the working nurse to earn their bachelor's degree. Coursework focuses on topics such as:

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Community and Population Based Care
  • ​Leading and Managing in Nursing
  • ​Clinical Reasoning in Health Assessment

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

    • RN to BSN track: 30 hours
    • A minimum of 40 of the 60 hours of prerequisites must be completed (All prerequisites must be completed at an accredited college or university.)
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which the student participates in any clinical learning experiences

    Students must attend two days on campus for school orientation.


    UTMB is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. Out-of-state applicants must be from a state approved under SARA for online education.

    School Overview

    UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on three campuses and a network of clinics. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. Degrees and certificates are offered at all levels. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.


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