Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Major in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N. Online Completion Program)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Application for admission to the registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online completion program (R.N. to B.S.N.) must be made to the St. David's School of Nursing in addition to the university admission procedures. Students will be admitted each fall.  Admission to the R.N. to B.S.N. online completion program requires admission to the university and admission to the program. For more information visit:
  2. Students must hold unencumbered registered nurse license in a state or region that is approved through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. 
  3. All applicants must have a nursing school GPA of 2.5 and an overall GPA of 2.5 to apply.
  4. Completion of 42 hours of general education core curriculum requirements. including the following major-specific core requirements or field of study complete: 
  5. Completion of 18 hours of support coursework or field of study complete: 
  6. Students who earned an Associate in Applied Science Nursing degree (A.D.N.) from a regionally accredited community college will be awarded 30 semester credit hours toward the B.S.N. online completion. 
  7. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.

 General Requirements

  1. Students have three years to complete the degree requirements.
  2. For transfer students, 34 semester credit hours may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Nursing Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a major in Nursing at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    BIO 2440Principles of Microbiology4
    TCCN: BIOL 2421 or 2420
    CHEM 1341General Chemistry I3
    TCCN: Any 4 SCH course including lab (CHEM 1341 + 1 hour ELNA)
    NUTR 2360Nutrition Science3
    TCCN: BIOL 1322/HECO 1322
    BIO 2451Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
    TCCN: BIOL 2401
    BIO 2452Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
    TCCN: BIOL 2402
    PSY 1300Introduction to Psychology3
    TCCN: PSYC 2301
    PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
    TCCN: PSYC 2314
    MATH 2328Elementary Statistics3
    TCCN: MATH 1342
    ENG 1310College Writing I3
    TCCN: ENGL 1301
    ENG 1320College Writing II3
    TCCN: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311
    Total hours34
  3. All upper division courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to progress. Students must complete prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in upper division nursing courses.

Course Requirements 

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
NURS 43023NURS 43803
NURS 34304NURS 42802
NURS 31101NURS 32302
NURS 32502NURS 43033
NURS 33023NURS 43513
NURS 42042NURS 42052
 15 15
Total Hours: 30