TWU’s RN-BS program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma, ready to earn their bachelor’s degrees and advance their nursing career.

As a registered nurse, your experiences in a health care setting have molded you into an exceptional care taker, and you’re ready to take the next step. The RN-BS program is 100% online — allowing you to continue to work full time. Courses that require clinical components are completed through class projects and capstone projects with a preceptor.

Program Requirements

The RN-BS program requirements vary depending on each student’s previous education. For a complete list of requirements visit the program catalog. RN-BS program requirements include:

  • Pathophysiology (4 hours)
  • Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)
  • Introduction to Nursing Research (2 hours)
  • Nursing Assessment (4 hours)
  • RN with Families and Groups (4 hours)
  • Aging (2 hours)
  • Community Health Competencies (4 hours)
  • High Acuity Nursing (3 hours)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management Experience (4 hours)
  • Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)

Students in the RN-BS program may have the opportunity to earn credit for some of the upper-division nursing courses by successfully passing challenge exams.  

Currently enrolled in an associates nursing degree program at an area community college and interested in concurrent admission to TWU? Visit our Concurrent Admissions site for more information. 

Take the next step.

Apply for Admission

Candidates for admission to the RN-BS program are required to meet the general requirements for undergraduate admission. Proof of professional liability insurance and licensure is required. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 1
  • Spring semester: August 1
  • Summer semester: February 1

Contact the RN-BS Program

Please contact Jo-Ann Stankus for additional information.  

Page last updated 9:21 AM, October 16, 2018