Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

For nurses with an Active RN License - This online degree program is designed to allow you to complete your BSN degree quickly while giving you the flexibility to continue working as an RN. As healthcare in America changes rapidly, the demand for BSN-prepared nurses will continue to grow.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online RN to BSN program

Our RN to BSN online degree program prepares you for professional nursing practice across multiple healthcare settings and gives you the knowledge, skills and credentials you need to take advantage of opportunities to move into higher level nursing roles.

Coursework includes explorations of a broad range of nursing topics including community nursing, evidence-based practice and holistic health assessment, along with nursing leadership and management courses.

See common questions (and answers) about RN to BSN programs.

Upon completing this RN to BSN program, you will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize information from various disciplines and analyze problems critically
  • Incorporate evidence-based findings and utilize technology in meeting standards of safe patient care
  • Assume leading roles in the delivery of healthcare that meets community needs
  • Pursue graduate education and lifelong learning
  • Synthesize information from various disciplines and analyze problems critically
  • Incorporate evidence-based findings and utilize technology in meeting standards of safe patient care
  • Assume leading roles in the delivery of healthcare that meets community needs
  • Pursue graduate education and lifelong learning

Career outcomes for the RN to BSN program include:

  • Nurse Manager
  • Forensic Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Life Care Planner (NLCP)
  • Traveling Nurse
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Forensic Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Life Care Planner (NLCP)
  • Traveling Nurse
  • Clinical Research Nurse

Total Tuition $9,829*
Duration As few as 13 months
Credit Hours 30

*Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and program certificates in nursing at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, are accredited through 2025 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $9,829*
Per Credit Hour $328
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Online gives me the opportunity to continue to go to school but still participate as a mother, as a wife, and in my career.

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I would absolutely recommend the program.I would say for those who are skeptical, like I am, to just try it. It's the best thing that could have happened for me. It was wonderful.

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Calendar

Program dates you need to know.

There are several opportunities to begin Lamar University’s online RN to BSN program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I1/17/2312/21/221/3/231/9/233/7/23
Spring II3/8/232/15/232/22/232/27/235/2/23

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 12/21/22
Class Starts 1/17/23

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Admissions

Being admitted to our RN to BSN online program

Lamar University’s online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Current RN License
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5

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Applicants for the RN to BSN program must meet the university's standard requirements for admission, as well as the following:

  • Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25
  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities you have attended
  • Admission to the Nursing Program
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.0 & 2.49 may be admitted to enroll in general core requirements until reaching a GPA of 2.5
  • Current unencumbered licensure to practice professional nursing
  • Students must have an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AAS or ADN) or have a Diploma in Nursing from an approved program

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

Submit electronically to [email protected]

* All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Send transcripts to: Lamar University Online Admissions, P.O. Box 10017, Beaumont, Texas 77710

Courses

The degree plan for our RN to BSN online program

Corequisite courses allow you to fulfill your state-mandated core curriculum requirements concurrently with your nursing courses, letting you complete your BSN quickly while you continue working full time. From your first class, you gain knowledge and skills you can apply immediately to your nursing practice.

View RN to BSN degree plan (.pdf)

Six hours of English required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic forms of expository writing. Frequent themes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Forms of expository and analytical writing. Topics from composition suggested from wide reading in at least two of the three genres: prose fiction, poetry, and drama. Research paper required.
Choose 2 of the following courses.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
United States history from the revolutionary period through reconstruction.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
United States history from the post-reconstruction period to the present.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Texas history from the beginning to the present time.
Choose 2 of the following courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, determinants, matrices, systems of equations, binomial theorem, exponential and logarithmic functions, theory of equations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Non-calculus based introduction to statistics, statistical measures of data, statistical description of data, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, estimation, testing hypotheses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.
Six hours of Political Science required.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The national and Texas constitutions; federalism; political socialization and participation; public opinion and interest groups; parties, voting, and elections.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the bureaucracy; policy formulation and implementation including civil rights and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies.
The courses listed below are required to fulfill the co-requisite requirement. In addition to the courses listed below, 7 hours of electives will be required and select your electives with your dedicated Lamar University Academic Advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to nutrition including functions, sources, characteristics and recommended intake of nutrients; digestion; absorption and metabolism; special needs during various phases of the life cycle; diet therapy and patient assessment, education, and counseling.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes major aspects of psychological development through the life span. Aspects of development examined in the course will include cognitive, physical, social, moral, linguistic, and emotional change through childhood, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and older adulthood. Areas of focus include psychosocial, biological, and physical influences on psychological development. Normal processes of child and adult psychological development will be emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Microorganisms with emphasis on those of medical significance and problems of personal and community health. Prerequisite: A grade of at least a "C" or better in BIOL 1406, 1407 or BIOL 2401, 2402.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and practices of public speaking.
Please choose one of the following courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory course emphasizing the understanding and appreciation of visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture).
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of music for non-music students. Covers the major style periods from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on the development of basic listening skills and critical thinking. Requires attendance at instructor-specified recitals or concerts.
Three hours required from the following.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Six-to-ten major monuments of world literature, from classical antiquity to the present century. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Six to ten major works of American literature, including both the 19th and 20th centuries.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of major knowledge systems with an emphasis on the scientific and humanistic methods of inquiry.
Three hours required from the following.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory survey of the major areas of psychology such as learning, personality, social, testing, developmental and physiological. Emphasis is on psychology as the scientific study of behavior and includes both human and animal behavior.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of major subjects in sociology, including sociological perspective, culture, social interaction, social stratification, gender, race and ethnicity, social groups, organizations, family, religion, population, urbanization and social changes.

Six hours of Lab Sciences required. Must be in BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402.

Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Structure and function of cells, tissues, and muscle, skeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: Passing scores on all sections of TASP test or be TASP exempt. May not be used as a Biology major course.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Structure and function of the circulatory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 with a grade of at least a "C" or better.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Microorganisms with emphasis on those of medical significance and problems of personal and community health. Prerequisite: A grade of at least a "C" or better in BIOL 1406, 1407 or BIOL 2401, 2402.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes the assessment phase of the nursing process across the lifespan. Students perform comprehensive patient-centered holistic health assessments to identify health promotion, risk assessment, and disease prevention behaviors. Prerequisites: Admission to the RN-BSN Articulation Track; BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and BIOL 2420 with a grade of C or better.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course presents theories germane to nursing. Overview of nursing history with an introduction to professional nursing practice and competencies in active inquiry, critical thinking, evidence-based practice (EBP), research, and the formation of a personal philosophy of nursing. Includes concepts of professional nursing with application to the RN transitioning to the BSN level of nursing and emphasizes legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks. Of importance is the use of technology in the online format for success in the RN to BSN track.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on basic elements of the research process, nursing inquiry and evidence-based practice including the acquisition, analysis, evaluation, and utilization of research findings for nursing practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 5
Focuses on concepts needed to provide safe, holistic, and compassionate client-centered nursing care to diverse clients, families, populations, and communities in multiple settings from a global perspective by incorporating theories, evidence-based practice outcomes, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment. Explores multiple determinants of health status and healthcare, cultural and ethical influences, sources of health information, local, state, national and global health issues and related health promotion/disease prevention, maintenance, restoration, and population risk reduction outcomes among clients, families, populations, and communities. Incorporates research findings and current public health practices related to the community into evidence-based nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 4321, 4316, and 4391 or MSNC 5310 and MSNC 5311
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 5
Explores coordination of safe, ethical patient/client-centered care as a member of the interprofessional and intraprofessional healthcare team. Introduces theories of leadership and management practices including the organization, planning, staffing, directing, and controlling of resources within the healthcare system in an ever-changing global society. Focuses on the role of the professional nurse as healthcare planner, leader, and manager. Prerequisites: NURS 4321, NURS 4316, and NURS 4391 or MSNC 5310 and MSNC 5311 Co-requisites: None Companions: None
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 5
Explores the transition to the BSN professional nursing role and its relationship to practice. Synthesizes theory and evidence-based knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to address delivery of healthcare to diverse populations in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis of this capstone course is for the RN-BSN student to synthesize knowledge, clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, best practices, and priority setting necessary in the development of the BSN professional role. Prerequisites: NURS 4321, 4316, 4391, 4540, 4620, 4550 and all required non-nursing courses
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 6
Explores advanced concepts of compromised multiple health states in the care of adult patients and families. Emphasizes and demonstrates the developing role of the professional nurse, including patient advocate and a member of the interprofessional and intraprofessional healthcare team using clinical reasoning and judgment skills to provide safe, compassionate, holistic, multidimensional nursing care. Course integrates a systems-based approach, informatic technology, nursing theory, research, and evidence-based practice as a foundation of patient-centered care. Focus is on adult patients with compromised multiple health states and their families. Prerequisites: NURS 4321, 4316, 4391.

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