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RN-to-BSN Program


The RN-to-BSN program is a two-semester completion program for associate-degree prepared RNs to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, the first bachelor’s degree offered at TVCC. Courses are offered in a hybrid format, with the majority of the program completed on-line. The curriculum builds on the concept-based foundation from the ADN program and emphasizes leadership, evidence-based research and population-focused care. The program is affordable and accessible using the same tuition and fee schedule as all other TVCC programs.

Our Mission Statement
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The mission of the Trinity Valley Community College RN-to-BSN program is to prepare registered nurses to advance in their career and improve healthcare through studies in leadership, evidence-based research and population-focused care.

Application Information
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  • Application Dates: February 1st – March 31st for the next fall admission; September 1st – October 31st for the next spring admission
  • What do I need to apply?
    • Apply to TVCC
    • Upon acceptance to TVCC, complete the RN-to-BSN application online
    • Submit official transcripts of all colleges attended to the registrar’s office by March 31st for all admission and October 31st for spring admission.
    • Texas Core Curriculum Complete
    • License to practice in Texas as an RN or score of 10 or higher on the Application for Admission with less than one year of experience (2 page paper in APA format on assigned topic)
  • General Education Courses:
    • BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
    • BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
    • PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
    • PSYC 2314 - Human Growth & Development
    • ENGL 1301 - Composition I
    • ENGL 1302 - Composition II
    • GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
    • GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
    • HIST 1301 - United States History I
    • HIST 1302 - United States History II
    • MATH 1342 - Elementary Statistical Methods
    • ENGL 2311 - Technical & Business Writing
    • SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
    • Creative Arts Elective
    • Language/Philosophy/Culture Elective
    • Elective
Selection Point System
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All applicants who have submitted a completed application with required documentation will be considered for priority selection according to the point system provided. Maximum points for program 20.

  • Cumulative GPA (all colleges) >3.5 (4 points) >3.25 (3 points) >3.0 (2 points) >2.75 (1 point)
  • RNSG courses GPA (all colleges) >3.5 (8 points) >3.25 (6 points) >3.0 (4 points) >2.75 (2 point)
  • Successful completion of TVCC Healthcare Program – Completion of ADN (4 points)
  • TVCC Residence Status: In-District (2 points) In-Service Area [not in-district] (1 point)
  • No withdrawals on any transcript (2 points)
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This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Program Outcomes
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Program Outcomes


2021 - 2022

2022 - 2023

RN-to-BSN Program Completion Rate



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How long is the program?

The RN-to-BSN program at TVCC is a 30-semester credit hour program of upper-division nursing courses for RN graduates of an associate degree nursing program which leads to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. These coursed are designed to be completed in 2 long semesters – fall & spring or spring & fall.

How much does the program cost?

In-district about $3600; Out-of-district about $5800

What is the program schedule?

This program is offered in a hybrid format with face-to-face and on-line components, and faculty- supervised assignment-based clinical experiences in leadership and community and public health.

How many students are accepted into the program?

Thirty students will be accepted each fall and spring.

Who can I contact if I would like more information about the RN-to-BSN program?

Jeffrey Ballom, HSC Counselor, or 469-614-3804



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