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Nursing (RN) Program

Nursing (RN-B.S.N.) Degree Program

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Available Online

For more information, contact:
Dr. Marietta Branson
Associate Department Head
nursing@wtamu.edu
806-651-2630

program accreditation and recognitions

West Texas A&M University provides a quality RN-B.S.N. degree program.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The program is also approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing.

WTAMU's RN-BSN degree program has been nationally recognized for quality and value in numerous educational rankings resources that include:

Increasing Career opportunities

Nursing career benefits of a Registered Nurse who hold a B.S.N. include:

  • Advancement into management and other healthcare leadership positions
  • Opportunities for higher wages and higher level nursing positions
  • Opportunities in more diverse fields, such as risk management and quality assurance
  • Greater potential for employment across the state and nationally
  • Preparation for a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) educational program

PLAN OF STUDY and information Documents

RN to B.S.N. 2018/2019 Degree Checklist
RN to B.S.N. Information Packet
RN to B.S.N. Handbook

WTAMU RN to B.S.N. HIGHLIGHTS

The RN to B.S.N. program is flexible for a working nurse. Courses can be completed in one academic year, or the registered nurse can set the pace for a longer completion rate. Nurses can begin coursework before each semester (SP, SU, or FA), with courses being taken as offered.

The RN to B.S.N. program is accessible through an online delivery system.  There will be practicum case studies and experiences where the nurse demonstrates their new knowledge throughout the program, but no campus attendance is required.

The RN to B.S.N program is affordable for both in-state and out-of-state residence. In addition to a reasonable standard tuition and fees, there is a Special $225 Scholarship for each RN-BSN course required.

RN-B.S.N. graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. 

Program cost

AFFORDABLE TUITION: Beginning SP19, the RN-BSN degree program is offering a  Special $225 scholarship toward each RN-BSN course required. This results in a total program cost as low as $8,250 for Texas residents completing in one year. The scholarship includes the RN-BSN/MSN pathway students and the Out-of-State students and applies to the 30 hours of RN-BSN program courses. (Standard University tuition rates apply to core/nursing pre-requisite courses.)
 
APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Additionally there are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to RN-BSN degree students.
 

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RN to B.S.N.  admission

Eligible RN-B.S.N. applicants will:

  • Complete an Application to WTAMU
  • Complete an Application to the RN-B.S.N.degree program
  • Hold an unencumbered RN license or receive licensure within three months of graduating from an associates degree or diploma program.
  • Verify completion of a criminal background check: CASTLEBRANCH.COM (new RN nurses less than one year are exempt). School Package Code is ES85BC.
  • Verify receipt of required immunizations

career close-up

Average WT Nursing program graduates salary is $63,808.
Average National salary is $50,771.

WTAMU Career Services

 

accelerated RN to MSN Program Option

For qualified WTAMU RN to B.S.N. students who desire an advanced nursing education, an accelerated RN to M.S.N. program may be a good option. This program reduces the number of required RN to B.S.N. courses from 30 (for the BSN),  to 21 for RN to M.S.N. admission eligibility. Upon completion of the M.S.N. education, dual degrees, B.S.N./M.S.N., are awarded.

Application to the M.S.N. program is completed at the appropriate time for optimal transition. Qualified RN to M.S.N. applicants are guaranteed admission to the online Comprehensive M.S.N. upon completion of the admission process. Competitive admission into the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization is also considered.