Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The RN-to-BSN Program is designed to respond to the increased demand for baccalaureate-level nurses in Hidalgo and Starr counties by providing increased access to the BSN degree to applicants who already possess a current, unencumbered RN License to practice in Texas or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License. The program focuses on advancing competencies, skills, and values needed to meet the demands of the current healthcare system.

Program Approval
The RN-to-BSN program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; www.bon.state.tx.us).

Application Timeline

Application Submission Period: October 19-30, 2020
Application Review Period: November 2-5, 2020
Notification of Applicants (admitted, alternate, or denied): November 6, 2020
Mandatory Orientation for Admitted Cohort: November 11, 2020
Classes for Spring 2021 Begin: January 19, 2021

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Degree Plans Faculty Staff

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

TSI EXEMPT

Full-Time Degree Plan

The full-time degree plan for the RN-to-BSN Program is designed for individuals who would like to pursue the program on a full-time basis.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year - Spring
First Minimester Credit Hours
NURS 3370 Professional Development & Interprofessional Collaboration 3
NURS 3302 Contemporary Issues in Nursing & Healthcare 3
  Credit Hours 6
Second Minimester
NURS 3304 Holistic Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
NURS 3312 Nursing Informatics 3
  Credit Hours 6
First Year - Summer
First Minimester
NURS 3401 Population Focused Community Health Care 4
NURS 3102 Population Focused Community Health Care - Clinical 1
  Credit Hours 5
Second Minimester
NURS 3310 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Research 3
NURS 3320 Public and Global Health Policy 3
  Credit Hours 6
Second Year - Fall
First Minimester
NURS 3408 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing 4
NURS 3108 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing - Clinical 1
  Credit Hours 5
Second Minimester
NURS 3301 Nursing Capstone - Capstone 3
  Credit Hours 3
  Total Credit Hours 31

Part-Time Degree Plan

The part-time degree plan for the RN-to-BSN Program is designed for individuals who would like to pursue the program on a part-time basis.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year - Spring
First Minimester Credit Hours
NURS 3370 Professional Development & Interprofessional Collaboration 3
  Credit Hours 3
Second Minimester
NURS 3302 Contemporary Issues in Nursing & Healthcare 3
NURS 3304 Holistic Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
  Credit Hours 6
First Year - Summer
First Minimester
NURS 3401 Population Focused Community Health Care 4
NURS 3102 Population Focused Community Health Care - Clinical 1
  Credit Hours 5
Second Year Fall
First Minimester
NURS 3312 Nursing Informatics 3
  Credit Hours 3
Second Minimester
NURS 3310 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Research 3
NURS 3320 Public and Global Health Policy 3
  Credit Hours 6
Second Year - Spring
First Minimester
NURS 3408 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing 4
NURS 3108 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing - Clinical 1
  Credit Hours 5
Second Minimester
NURS 3301 Nursing Capstone - Capstone 3
  Credit Hours 3
  Total Credit Hours 31
Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Dr. Candelaria, Christie M. - Program Chair cmcandel1 956-872-3142 NAHA 106B
Dr. Acevedo, Alfred mauacere 956-872-3143 NAHB 2.307
Dr. Aguilera, Minerva aminerva 956-872-2812 NAHA 2.328
Dr. Cedillo, Estela ecedillo_6794 956-872-3176 NAHA 210
Dr. Esguerra, Raquel rdesguer 956-872-3037 NAHB 2.305
Dr. Garcia, Edmundo eegarcia 956-872-3064 NAHB 2.309
Dr. Martinez, Nora E. nemartinez 956-872-3107 NAHB 2.311
Dr. Thomas, Jessy jvthomas 956-872-3078 NAHB 2.310
Dr. Valerio, Jayson jaysonva 956-872-3113 NAHC B-4.303

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Claudia Camacho ccamacho 956-872-3132 NAHA 120
Kimberly Castillo ta_kcastillo 956-872-3097 NAHA 106

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