Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Effective December 11, 2020, this nursing program is candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on December 11, 2022.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

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 health care 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;

  • Delivery: This program is delivered entirely online.
  • Start: A new cohort begins every Spring Term.

Program Information for Interested or Prospective Students

Interested students should set up an Advising Appointment with the BSN Academic Coach or review either, the Student Guide or the Online Advising presentation. Each source covers admission procedures, program information & requirements, program tracks, point system evaluation, application periods, and clinical requirements.

Applications and Timelines

Application Submission Period:  October 15 - November 12, 2021
Notification of Applicants (admitted, alternate, or denied):  November 18, 2021
Mandatory Orientation for Admitted Cohort:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Classes for Spring 2022 Begin:  January 18, 2022

BSN Online Application Instructions

Applicant Reference Form

RN-BSN Online Application

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Degree Plans Faculty Staff Student Resources

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Name E-mail Phone Location
Dr. Wingard, Annette - Program Chair awingard 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. Deree-Yang, Jaime ljaime1
Dr. Esguerra, Elmer eesguerr 956-872-3299 NAHB 2.312
Dr. Esguerra, Raquel rdesguer 956-872-3037 NAHB 2.305
Dr. Thomas, Jessy jvthomas 956-872-3078 NAHB 2.310
Dr. Valerio, Jayson jaysonva 956-872-3113 NAHB 4.303

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Claudia Camacho ccamacho 956-872-3132 NAHA 100E
Rodriguez, Maxine mrodr451 956-872-3097 NAHA 106

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