West Texas A&M University

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Nursing (RN) Program

Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)

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For more information, contact:
Dr. Marietta Branson
Associate Department Head

program accreditation and recognitions

WTAMU provides a quality RN to B.S.N. Nursing Program, which is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is also approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing.

WTAMU's RN to BSN program has been nationally recognized for quality and value in several educational rankings resources.

Increasing Career opportunities

Nursing career benefits of a B.S.N. Registered Nurse includes:

  • 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. 2017/2018 Degree Checklist
RN to B.S.N. Information Packet
RN to B.S.N. Handbook


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.  

The RN to B.S.N program is affordable for both in-state and out-of-state residence. Additionally, we offer a Special Package Price Tuition Rebate Program (for those students who qualify after graduation).

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


Median wage (WTAMU B.S.N.) - $62,000 (Texas Panhandle) to $70,000 (State Mean).


RN to B.S.N.  admission

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


WTAMU offers a good value in standard tuition and fees. Please access the cost calculator below to see specific costs.
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WTAMU Nursing Department also offers a *Special Tuition Rebate with a maximum package cost of $7,450 for the 10 online RN to B.S.N. nursing courses to in-state residents who qualify. 
*Click to view the eligibility requirements
Core academic and additional nursing pre-requisite courses (including NURS 3304) are not included in the Special Tuition Rebate. Accelerated RN to M.S.N. students do not qualify for the Special Tuition Rebate program.

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.