Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Professional nursing for the individual, the family and community holds complex challenges in the ever-changing health care arena. The School of Nursing offers an exciting RN to BSN degree program to help you meet these challenges, fulfilling your potential as a nurse. Registered nurses can find the flexibility and timeline they need with this program, since the courses are accessible on the web. Our online RN to BSN program means you have access to academic education 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.
Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867.
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
- El Centro College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Hill College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Howard College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Lee College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- McLennan Community College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Mountain View College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- Odessa College / TTUHSC School of Nursing
- South Plains 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WHO ATTENDED A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN SPRING 2020
An explanation of how TTUHSC School of Nursing considers courses in which a student earns grades of Pass (P), Fail(F), Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC) is outlined below:
- Official transcripts with courses awarded with P or CR during the SPRING 2020 semester can be used to meet prerequisite course requirements and will not be used in calculating either the cumulative or science GPA for admissions.
- TTUHSC SON reserves the right to determine how, and if, courses awarded with P or CR during any semester, outside of spring 2020, will be calculated into a GPA and/or considered for transfer credit.
- Official transcripts with courses awarded with a Fail (F) or No Credit (NC) during any semester cannot be used to meet prerequisite course requirements
Students must be a registered nurse upon application to the program. Criteria includes a 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.
Effective Spring 2021 admissions cycle: TTUHSC School of Nursing is no longer requiring CHEM 1305 & 1105 or 1406 or 1411 (4 SCH) as a prerequisite for the RN to BSN Program.
If an applicant has already successfully taken Chemistry, those hours will be counted toward the required 54 SCH pre-requisites for consideration of admissions into the program. This includes the mandate for all applicants to be core complete.
If an applicant has not taken CHEM 1305 & 1105 or 1406 or 1411 (4 SCH), they now have the option to take an additional 4 SCH of electives which would count toward the required 54 SCH as well as meeting core curriculum requirements.
Please contact one of the coordinators below with any questions on this admissions pre-requisite change for Spring 2021:
Advisor and Application Coach: Patti Venegas
Admissions Coordinator: Tonya Maxwell
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.
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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 Admissions
3601 4th St. STOP 8212
Lubbock, TX 79430-8212
*Effective immediately, TTUHSC School of Nursing will no longer accept transcripts transmitted through the SPEEDE system. Please ensure your official transcripts are submitted electronically to SONTranscripts@ttuhsc.edu or mailed to the Office of Admissions.
*DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that if the Office of Admissions does receive an official transcript transmitted via the SPEEDE system (either directly from the sending institution or a third-party transcript provider), we may use it to evaluate and process your application. Therefore, as an applicant, it is important you remain aware that information on transcripts submitted via SPEEDE may not be accurate. It is to your benefit to have the transcript sent to the Office of Admissions either electronically to SONTranscripts@ttuhsc.edu or through the mail.
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.
The National League for Nursing has selected the TTUHSC School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
The baccalaureate degree program/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).