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Bachelors of Science (BSN) in Nursing

Are you looking for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Houston? Look no further than San Jac's RN-to-BSN program. Our 100% online program gives you money for school and allows you to study around your work schedule. Apply today, and take your career to the next level!

 

Nursing Numbers

With low tuition, and a fast-track program, we’re one of the most accessible BSN programs in Houston.
30
students are accepted each fall and spring semester.
$2,573
is the approximate cost for in-district tuition. Out-of-district tuition is $4,464
1 year
of upper-level courses to complete this program

Program at a Glance

Program Overview

Take your RN to the next level with a BSN. The fully online BSN program is learner-centric and follows an eight-week course model, which builds on your previous education and experience. Our course’s primary concepts are:
  • Community health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Public and global health policy
  • Informatics
  • Leadership 

Earning Potential

Registered Nurse: $83,738

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Accreditation

The RN-to-BSN program Is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). It is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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Your Prescription for Success

Application Process
Ready to apply? Our application process is designed to be straightforward and easy. But we’re always here if you need help. Don’t wait - take the first step toward reaching your goals and apply today.

A Healthy Dose of Support

Abimbola Ogunleye
The BSN program has been great. They have exceeded my expectations. They have reached out multiple times to make sure I have the resources needed… and have made sure I am also mentally prepared for courses.”
Abimbola Ogunleye
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Graduate 2017
Our BSN program is designed to challenge you while adding to and strengthening your skillset. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Our professors are dedicated to your success. They offer guidance and knowledge to help you excel academically and professionally.

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Curriculum Overview

A new BSN program begins each fall and spring semester. Designed for working RNs, our program is 100% online. Learn more about the structure and class requirements below.
The BSN program is taught in eight-week increments, instead of a standard 16-week semester. The program includes:
Associate Degree Nursing Transfer Credits:
  • 34 semester credit hours (SCH) will be applied to your RN-to-BSN degree
  • General Education Courses: 55 SCH are included in the degree
  • Upper-Level Nursing Courses: 31 SCH hours of BSN-level nursing courses
The BSN program is taught in eight-week increments, instead of a standard 16-week semester. The program includes:
Associate Degree Nursing Transfer Credits:
  • 34 semester credit hours (SCH) will be applied to your RN-to-BSN degree
  • General Education Courses: 55 SCH are included in the degree
  • Upper-Level Nursing Courses: 31 SCH hours of BSN-level nursing courses

You can apply to the program even if you haven’t finished all the required courses yet. However, your application won’t show your final grades, which may make it harder for you to get in. You also get more points based on our admissions rubric for courses you’ve completed. Because of this, we recommend you complete all your courses before applying. Additionally, this will help you do well in the upper-level nursing courses once you’re in the program.

  • BIOL 1322, Nutrition
  • CHEM 1305/1105, Introductory Chemistry I Lecture and Lab OR CHEM 1311/1111
  • MATH 1314, College Algebra (or higher level), OR MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
Required General Education / Texas Core Courses:
  • ENGL 1301, Composition I
  • ENGL 1302, Composition II
  • MATH 1342, Elementary Statistical Methods
  • BIOL 2301/2101, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • BIOL 2302/2102, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • CHEM 1305/1105, Introductory Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
  • BIOL 1322, Nutrition
  • BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Health Science Majors (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PSYC 2301, General Psychology (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PSYC 2314, Lifespan Growth and Development (part of ADN-RN curriculum)
  • PHIL 2306, Introduction to Ethics
  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, or similar art course
  • HIST 1301, United States History I
  • HIST 1302, United States History II
  • GOVT 2305, Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306, Texas Government
  • SPCH 1315, Public Speaking or SPCH or SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
 The clinicals required for this program are:
  • Community Health Nursing - This course includes simulated online and practical learning opportunities. You will travel to designated communities and maintain a log of activities throughout the course. At the end of the course, you will present your findings based on your community assessments.
  • Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Leadership/Management Courses - These courses are designed to teach you how to analyze data to determine best practices for your place of employment. Clinical hours are not required for this course. You will develop, and possibly implement a change management project. You will have the opportunity to select a topic that fits your aspired/actual places of employment.

Contact Us

For general questions, please email SanJacBSN@sjcd.edu. Or reach out to our faculty directly. 
Veronica Jammer
Dept Chair, RN-BSN
Phone
(281) 476-1842