Our competency-based RN-to-BSN degree program recognizes the skills you’ve already learned as a registered nurse or student nurse. We are dedicated to helping you grow and deepen your knowledge to demonstrate competency and clinical judgment at the baccalaureate level. A bachelor’s degree in nursing will position you for advancement opportunities where you can improve patient outcomes and positively affect the working nurse environment.
You will prepare to move beyond direct care by gaining understanding of financial considerations, staffing patterns, policy and advocacy through evidence-based practice and research, population-focused care, and training in leadership and management.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration Full-time: 1 year. Part-time: 2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 121 hours, 30 hours at A&M-Commerce
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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Application Information

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Students in the RN-to-BSN program are typically interested in:

  • Decreasing the time to achieve a bachelor’s degree through dual enrollment
  • Career advancement while maintaining a career or family
  • Management and leadership roles
  • Graduate-level study


Tracks to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

We offer two tracks to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Pre-Licensure BSN

This track prepares those who are not currently a registered nurse, yet want to become a nurse and enter the medical field with a bachelor’s degree.


This fully online track allows you the flexibility you need as a working professional. You can complete the core curriculum and nursing support courses at your local community college before transferring to our BSN program. If you are still working toward your RN license, you can take classes required for our RN-to-BSN program. Our coursework is designed to meet the Texas Board of Nursing Differentiated Competencies for a BSN and expand your knowledge and skills. As part of this program, you will focus on community, leadership and management, research, ethics, genetics, policy, informatics, older adults, and quality and safety. Begin today by filling out the RN-to-BSN application and submitting it along with an unofficial transcript to [email protected].


A degree in nursing offers the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills to move into management
  • Build on your nursing foundation and experiences
  • Prepare for graduate study and contribute to research teams
  • Step into advanced practice roles including nurse practitioner and certified RN anesthetist
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What You Will Learn

Our program includes courses to satisfy the Texas Board of Nursing requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, you will be positioned to gain further expertise through our master's program or transition to leadership roles.

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Course Delivery

Our competency-based program is fully online, so you can tailor your studies around your career and family obligations as a full-time or part-time student. Our faculty will help coordinate hands-on clinical components in your community to broaden your real-world experience.

Program Costs

Whether you pursue your BSN on a full-time or part-time basis, your tuition and fees for our competency-based program are covered under a flat rate of $1k per 7-week term.

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Contact Us

  • 2210 Highway 24
  • Commerce, TX 75429
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011



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