Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Nursing, RN to BSN Completion Program

Location(s): Online

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Sul Ross offers an RN to BSN completion program for nurses who have completed the pre-license level and subsequent RN licensure.

The RN to BSN completion program is designed to prepare nursing graduates who will demonstrate the highest of professional nursing skills. It will allow nurses who have completed the pre-license level and subsequent RN licensure to advance their professional qualifications while continuing to live and work within or outside of the region. This on-line program focuses on access to and use of evidence in clinical decision making; the delivery of expert nursing care consistent with evidence-based practice; the health of individuals, families, communities and populations; legal and ethical issues in health care; and the assumption of increasing leadership and management roles. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility in student progression.

Requirements can be completed in one year while students are working full- or part-time. Courses scheduled during the fall and spring semesters are eight weeks in length, thus allowing students to take four courses in a long semester, if desired. Summer courses remain at ten-weeks, which extend over the two five-week semesters. BSN education provides increased employment opportunities and a natural progression to graduate school and expanded roles in education, administration, and advanced practice, including nurse practitioner (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse midwifery (CNM), clinical nurse leader (CNL), and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).


CCNE Public Disclosure Statement for Nursing Education Programs

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Sul Ross State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

University Requirements: 4 credits

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum: 42

Major Requirements: 18-24 Credits*

*Also satisfies core; may satisfy both requirements but counted in total hours only once.


In addition to the above, students must choose one elective to fulfill the Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. 

BSN Nursing Requirements: 30 Credits

Total Hours: 120

Core Requirements: 42

University Requirements: 4

Major Requirements: 15-24

BSN Nursing Requirements: 30


Up to 29 credit hours will be applied for courses transferred from an ADN or Nursing Diploma Program. 

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