The University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0129

Program Details

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 Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor Completion
    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
    • Completion Time:
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
    • Out of State Rate:
    • Fees Overview :

      Rates are an estimate, total costs may vary.

      • In State Tuition (per semester): $3,711.06
      • Out of State Tuition (per semester): $9,977.46
      • Distance Ed Fee (per credit): $55
      • Educational Tech Fee (per semester): $49.50
      • Liability Insurance (per semester): $2.74
      • Graduation Fee (one-time): $93
    • International Students Accepted:
    • Accelerated Degree:


    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.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    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.

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