Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Professional nursing for the individual, the family and community creates complex challenges in the ever-changing health care arena. The School of Nursing offers an exciting BSN degree program to help you meet these challenges. The courses are accessible on the web, so you have access to academic education by computer at work or at home, wherever or whenever you want to study. Our faculty are ready to build on your experience by examining new trends and theories, exploring critical issues, emphasizing applicable professional nursing practices and incorporating concepts of holistic care.
Upon completion of prerequisite courses, the RN to BSN program can be completed in 2-3 semesters or 30 semester credit hours.
Applicants interested in applying for financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) upon admittance to the School of Nursing must complete a Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The School of Nursing requires a FAFSA on file to be eligible for scholarships offered by the school.
Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website.
Articulation Agreements are made between the School of Nursing and community colleges to promote a seamless transition between associate's degree graduates and their move to a university. It identifies each school's required coursework so students take all necessary courses. Click here for a list of current Articulation Agreements between the TTUHSC School of Nursing and other schools.
- Alamo Community College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Alvin College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Amarillo College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Austin Community College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Brookhaven College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Cisco College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Clarendon College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Collin College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- El Centro College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- McLennan Community College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Mountain View College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Tarrant County College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Temple College/TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Weatherford College/TTUHSC School of Nursing
- All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission.
- Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA, grades earned in science courses, and failed/repeated courses) are important factors in admission consideration, additional non-academic information is also important.
- Note: International students with F1 and F2 status are not eligible to apply to an online program.
- All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See Criminal Background Checks section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the School policy. No student will be allowed to matriculate without a cleared criminal background check.
Current RN License that is active and in good standing, without any restrictions or stipulations
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Minimum cumulative nursing GPA of 2.5 or higher
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to beginning the program.
Students must have NCLEX results prior to enrollment.
A Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required unless a degree has been earned from an accredited university in the U.S.
- All general education requirements (core curriculum) and prerequisites must be documented on official transcripts prior to enrollment in nursing courses.
Prior enrollment within the Texas Tech University System
Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area county
First generation university student
Prior practice as a Registered Nurse
- Military service
Although the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is part of the Texas Tech University System, legally it is a separate institution from Texas Tech University. Therefore, students applying to the TTUHSC School of Nursing RN-BSN program must apply directly to the School of Nursing via the TTUHSC online application.
|Semester||Application Open||Application Close|
|Fall Admission||December 15th||July 27th|
|Spring Admission||May 1st||November 30th|
|Summer Admission||September 15th||April 6th|
Admission is on a rolling basis and is divided into the Admission Review Periods as outlined below.
To be reviewed for a particular periods, all application materials must be submitted and complete by the indicated date.
All students who meet the required deadline for the review period will have the same chance of being offered admission to the program regardless of whether the application was received at the beginning or end of the review period.
You need to have all prerequisites completed or proof of enrollment provided in order to receive an offer of admission. All prerequisites must be completed and proof sent to Coordinator prior to the first day of class.
If the application is not complete and submitted, your application will not be reviewed.
An admission decision can fall into one of the categories below:
- Offered admission
- Offered admission with contingent for coursework needed
- Offered admission with provisional NCLEX needed
- Denied admission
- Once you have submitted your application, official transcripts can be mailed or sent
electronically directly from ALL colleges or universities attended to:
TTUHSC School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs - Transcripts
3601 4th Street STOP 6264
Lubbock, TX 79430-6264
Office of the Registrar
3601 4th Street MS 8310
Lubbock, TX 79430-6264
- Note: Transcripts will not be accepted with a print date over a year old from the date received.
Applicants interested in applying for financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) upon admittance to the School of Nursing must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The School of Nursing requires a FAFSA on file to be eligible for scholarships offered by the school.