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Thank you for your interest in the University of Texas of Brownsville BSN for Registered Nurses online Program. There are three major steps in the Application process that must be completed in order.
Step #1 - GENERAL EDUCATION CORE AND DEGREE BASE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Apply to UTB and meet course requirements for admission.
The prospective student shall apply to UTB and have the pre-requisite General Education Core courses for admission evaluated for approval.
Completion of 51 semester credit hours of Core and Degree Base Courses is required prior to applying to the BSN Program.
Transfer students must submit other school transcripts to the UTB Registrar’s Office for evaluation when they apply for admission and after all General Education Core courses are complete. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (http://statecore.its.txstate.edu), every public institution in Texas has a Core, which is designed to make transfers between and among Texas institutions of higher education as smooth and seamless as possible. It is very likely that while similar, no two institutions will have exactly the same Core Curriculum. Never fear! If you complete the Core Curriculum at one institution, it substitutes for the Core Curriculum at any other public college in Texas, even if there are differences.
Note that General Education Core courses from other Texas colleges are accepted as “Core Complete” when ALL of that institution’s core courses are completed. Individual courses, not “Core Complete”, are evaluated based on UTB General Education Core requirements.
It is the prospective student’s responsibility to monitor when transcripts are evaluated and accepted online.
Step #2 – RN-BSN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
After admission to UTB and all pre-requisite General Education Core and Degree Base courses are accepted, the prospective student may apply to the BSN Program by submitting the following items together in a packet to the BSN office, Life Health Science Building (LHSB) Room 2.720
or mail to:
College of Nursing/RN-BSN Program
One West University Blvd. LHSB 2.720
Brownsville, TX 78520
Step #3 - Once accepted into the online BSN program, you take the following courses: CURRICULUM - 2 semesters (full time) or flexible track available (part time)
All students accepted into a nursing program are required to:
- Clear a security background screening to permit students access to clinical training facilities.
- Pay the UTB Professional liability insurance, BSN Application, and BSN Orientation fees.
- Complete the BSN Orientation. During Orientation Faculty advisors will review and advise each student on their BSN Degree Plan and Plan of Study.
- Complete the TEAS.
For complete information Checklist on how to faciliatate your Application for Admission: