Healthcare in America is changing rapidly; the demand for BSN-prepared nurses continues to grow. The San Antonio College RN to BSN program is designed to allow students to complete the BSN in one year, while working as a RN and earning a salary. The RN to BSN degree program prepares students for professional nursing practice across multiple healthcare settings and provides the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to take advantage of opportunities to move into higher level nursing roles.
Upon completion of the Bachelors of Science Degree, students will be able to expand their role and become leaders in the healthcare systems. In addition, they will be able to apply research to practice to assist with improving patient outcomes and quality of care. Students will be able to work in public health settings as leaders and apply the knowledge learned from the program to develop health promotion and prevention measures. Graduates would be able to further their education to earn a master’s degree in nursing to work as practitioners, administrators, educators, and clinical nurse specialists.
Total Credit Hours Required: 120 (60 Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S) and 60 Baccalaureate of Science (B.S.) Credit Hours)
Applicants that are graduates of San Antonio College Nursing Program have first priority on admission. All applicants must be in good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing and have an active nursing license. All prerequisite courses have been completed and have earned transfer credit if individual is transferring from another institution.
BSN course work.
In addition to the above requirements, individuals seeking admission to the program should have:
Completed the application online and submit all required documentation.
Complete all prerequisite core requirement courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a C or higher in each course prior to applying to the program.
Provide evidence that license is unencumbered current for Texas or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License.
Two letters of recommendation (1) from a previous instructor and (1) from current employer on official letterhead.