RN-BSN

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

Nursing student checks patient

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-BSN program is 100% online — allowing you to continue to work full time while completing 7-week courses. Courses that require clinical components are completed through class projects and capstone projects with a preceptor.

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Program Requirements

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

RN-BSN program prerequisites include:

Texas Core Curriculum

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CourseNameCredit Hours
ENG 1013 Composition I 3
ENG 1023 Composition II 3
  Mathematics 3
  Life & Physical Sciences 6
  Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
  Creative Arts 3
HIST 1013 History of the United States, 1492-1865 3
HIST 1023 History of the United States, 1865-Present 3
GOV 2013 U.S. National Government 3
GOV 2023 Texas Government 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
  CAO: Women's Studies 3
  CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics 3
Additional Prerequisites

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CourseNameCredit Hours
CHEM (Any college level; May be applied from core) 4
BACT 1003 & BACT 1001 Microbiology and Microbiology Laboratory 4
MATH 1703 Elementary Statistics (May be applied from core) 3
NFS 2323 Introduction to Nutrition 3
PSY 1603 Developmental Psychology 3
ZOOL 2013 & ZOOL 2011 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (May be applied from core) 4
ZOOL 2023 & ZOOL 2021 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory 4

Apply for Admission

There are two steps to apply for the RN-BSN program at TWU. An application will not be considered until BOTH steps are completed.

1.  Apply for undergraduate admission to TWU. See more information below.

2.  Submit an application through NursingCAS, to the College of Nursing by the application deadline:

  • February 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Summer semester
  • April 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Fall semester
  • August 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Spring semester

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission for RN to BSN

Registered Nurses with a Diploma or Associate's Degree

The RN-BS Program is designed to facilitate educational mobility for those registered nurses who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The curriculum offers courses that are 100% online on all campuses. Courses that require clinical components are completed through class projects and capstone projects with a preceptor.

Application to Upper-Division Nursing: Licensed RNs with a Diploma or Associate's Degree

To be eligible to be considered for progression into upper-division (3000-4000 level) nursing courses, students must have:

  1. completed the admissions process and been accepted by the University;
  2. a current unencumbered license as an RN in the United States;
  3. submitted an application for entry into the RN to BS Program, through NursingCAS, to the College of Nursing by the application deadline;
  4. successfully completed the lower-division prerequisite courses, plus 2 semester credit hours of electives (total 60 semester credit hours). Courses successfully completed do not have to be repeated. The multicultural women’s studies course may be completed before or after admission to upper-division nursing. Registered nurses who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in another field must complete only those prerequisite courses listed for non-nurses with a bachelor’s degree;
  5. a minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology including all labs;
  6. a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 on the required lower-division courses. If a course is taken more than once, the most recent grade received will be counted in calculating the GPA. Other courses which an applicant may have taken are not calculated in the GPA for admission;

Transfer from Another RN-BS Nursing Program

Students previously enrolled in another nursing program must meet the same prerequisite and admission requirements as other RN-BS applicants, and be accepted both by Texas Woman's University and the TWU College of Nursing. Additionally, the following requirements must be met.

  1. Nursing courses were completed within a nursing program that has national nursing accreditation.
  2. A grade of C or better was earned in all nursing courses (including pathophysiology).
  3. Nursing courses transferred in for credit must have been completed within the last five years.
  4. Eligibility to continue in or return to the previous nursing program must be verified by a letter of good standing from the dean of the previous program.
  5. Applicants must submit to the College of Nursing a course syllabus for each completed nursing course for evaluation. If the course(s) is/are determined to be equivalent to TWU nursing courses, credit may be granted.
  6. At least 30 of the last 60 hours have to be completed at TWU. (A minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree must be taken at TWU.)

Application Deadlines: RN-BS Program

Applications for the RN-BS Program should be received by the following yearly dates in order to assure timely consideration for admission:

  • February 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Summer semester
  • April 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Fall semester
  • August 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Spring semester

Contact the Nursing Program

General questions about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or the RN-BSN program can be sent to nursing@twu.edu. Use the information below to schedule an advising appointment:

Denton Campus

Dallas Center

Note: Prospective and current TWU nursing entry students who live closer to the Dallas Center may schedule an in-person or telephone appointment to meet/speak with an academic advisor.

Houston Center

Note: Prospective and current TWU nursing entry students who live closer to the Houston Center may schedule an in-person or telephone appointment to meet/speak with an academic advisor.

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