Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
All applicants and incoming students need to be aware that while the School of Nursing does not require COVID-19 vaccination, our clinical partners are requiring that all students are fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to clinical placement and proof of vaccination must be provided, in advance. The successful completion of the clinical component of your program is essential for graduation. As a result, students will not be able to complete program requirements for graduation without completing the clinical requirement.
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 https://studentaid.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
- Applicants are reviewed by the RN to BSN Admissions and Progressions Committee and are evaluated individually and holistically, not allowing any single attribute to be the determining attribute in the admission decision. The actual number of students offered admission is dependent upon a variety of attributes, such as financial resources, classroom space, and available clinical experiences
- 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
- Current RN license without restrictions or stipulations.
- Nursing degree verification from the pre-licensure program.
- Submission of NCLEX-RN results may be delayed no later than the end of the first semester of the RN to BSN Program for applicants who meet academic admission requirements.
- Submission of NCLEX-RN results may be delayed no later than the end of the first semester in the RN to BSN Program for Early Decision students.
- Submission of NCLEX-RN results must be received by the Student Affairs Enrollment Management Coordinator prior to the completion of NURS4234 Integrating BSN Concepts for concurrent students admitted under a Dual Enrollment Agreement.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 for nursing courses. Nursing courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution from a nursing program approved by the Board of Nursing and accredited from ACEN or CNEA.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 for prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C prior to the beginning of the RN to BSN Program.
- If a GPA is below 2.0 in nursing courses or prerequisite courses, the applicant must submit a letter to the Admissions and Progressions Committee requesting a review for admission consideration. The letter must provide rationale for the GPA below 2.0 and describe strategies in place to promote success in the RN to BSN Program.
- Proof of English proficiency is required for all non-U.S. citizens unless the requirements for an exemption have been met. Information on accepted English proficiency tests and exemptions can be found at the TTUHSC SON International Applicants Page.
- All general education requirements (Core curriculum) and prerequisites must be documented on an official transcript before enrollment in nursing courses.
- The number of withdraws from previous courses is considered. State law permits students to withdraw from up to 6 courses while enrolled in another institution of higher education. See Texas Education Code §51.907. Applicants with 7 or more withdraws on their transcript will not be eligible for admission consideration regardless of meeting other admission criteria.
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.
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
Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Undergraduate Hours
See Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Undergraduate Hours under the Financial Information section in the TTUHSC SON Catalog
See Computer Requirements under the Student Information section in the TTUHSC SON Catalog
Criminal Background Checks
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 Check Requirements under the Eligibility Requirements section in the TTUHSC SON Catalog. No student will be allowed to start classes without a cleared criminal background check.
See Immunization Requirements under the Eligibility Requirements section in the TTUHSC SON Catalog
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.
All application fees and placement fees/enrollment deposits are non-refundable. Please be sure you are applying for the correct term/program before submitting your application.
|Semester||Application Open||Application Close|
|Spring Admission||August 15||November 15|
|Summer Admission||January 1st||April 1st|
|Fall Admission||May 1st||August 1st|
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:
- Full Admission admission
- Contingent Admission
- Probationary Admission
- Denied Admission
- Transfer Admission
- Special Student Enrollment
- Deferment of Admission
- Enrollment without Credit/Course Audit
- 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 https://studentaid.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).