RN to BSN Program


Advance Your Degree, Your Career, Your Life

The RN-to-BSN Program is for Registered Nurses. Graduate nurses (GNs) may apply and be conditionally admitted to the program but must pass the NCLEX before starting course work.  Course work is offered at the McKinney Campus located at 2200 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75071.

Contact Information: 972-548-6772

Collin College is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.



Check out the video of RN-to-BSN students updating Advanced Health Assessment Skills in the Lab

Click here for a printable information sheet about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Click on the links below for detailed information.

Are you already a registered nurse (RN) and interested in our RN-to-BSN nursing program?

For information on the RN-to-BSN Program, contact Dr. Betty Veasy at BVeasy@collin.edu 

Please join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10 am and 5 pm.

Click HERE for Zoom Meeting

A laptop or desktop computer must be used to access the Information Session.

Personal Zoom sessions are available upon request.


  • Complete the RN-to-BSN Program online application.
  • Provide unencumbered current Texas RN License or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License number.
  • You may attach unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended or diploma from a school of nursing to the nursing application.
  • You must also apply for admission to Collin College and submit official transcripts.
  • **Immunization records are NOT to be submitted at the time of application. Accepted students will be provided instructions on how to submit immunization records. Since some immunizations are given over time, you are strongly encouraged to carefully review immunization requirements before applying.


Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to:

  • Purchase school-approved uniforms for clinical experiences.
  • Obtain current CPR certification (Healthcare Provider). Must be from American Heart Association.
  • Have a completed Physical Form completed by your physician.
  • Complete all required immunizations.
  • Complete a TB (Tuberculosis) skin test and provide a copy of the results annually.
  • Agree to a criminal background check.
  • Complete a drug screening at the student's expense on a date specified by the Dean of Nursing prior to the start of school
  • Health Insurance documentation.  All nursing students must provide documentation of having a health insurance policy.
  • Purchase Liability Insurance (provided through the school, included in your tuition).


Click on the link below to complete and submit the Summer 2023 Application. 

Summer 2023 RN to BSN Application

In addition to completing the online application, you will also need to upload your college transcripts and a valid unencumbered Texas RN license to RN-to-BSN-Applications@collin.edu.  

RN-to-BSN Program Outcomes

  2021     2020       
Graduation Rate                                                 71% 84%  
Employment Rate 100% 100%  


Click HERE for End of Program Student Learning Outcomes.

All of the Nursing Programs at Collin College are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)  and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

  • The RN-to-BSN nursing program at the Collin College McKinney Campus, located in McKinney, Texas is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. http://www.acenursing.org/ 
  • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Collin College RN-to-BSN nursing program is Initial Accreditation. 
  • View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm 


The RN-to-BSN is a post licensure program designed to prepare the students with an understanding of: nursing, health and healing, the environment, and persons as diverse individuals, families, populations, and communities.  

The graduate of the Collin College RN-to-BSN Program is prepared to: 

  • Use clinical reasoning and knowledge based on the nursing program of study, evidence-based practice outcomes, and research studies as the bases for decision-making and comprehensive, safe patient and population care
  • Demonstrate inquiry and analysis in applying patient care technologies and information systems to support safe nursing practice and population risk reduction
  • Lead safety and quality improvement activities as part of the interdisciplinary team and as an advocate and manager of nursing care
  • Manage care transitions and promote population risk reduction with diverse communities in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Participate in monitoring institutional, professional, and public policy to maintain adherence to standards of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nurse
  • Demonstrate leadership skills related to financial, human resource, clinical, and professional issues in providing and evaluating care
  • Demonstrate leadership and advocacy that reflects the values and ethics of the nursing profession

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will be awarded based upon achieving satisfactory score(s) of all courses

Click HERE for information on Admission Requirements and Degree Tracks.


Nurses with a BSN have a broad range of career options such as working as front-line workers in the hospitals, performing supervisory and leadership roles, and caring for patients in the community. The nurses prepared at BSN level follows a common mission.

As mentioned by Dr. Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, and CEO of the National League of Nursing (NLN), “When it comes to patient care, our job as nurses is to accompany the patient and the family on the journey. That’s who we are. We are with the patient from cradle to grave. Every step of the way, there is a nurse. I don’t think there is any higher honor than being able to accompany people—children, adults, and seniors—on their journey.”

Quick Facts  - Registered Nurses (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS)


Click HERE for Tuition and Fees.

The nursing student should anticipate other costs in addition to books, tuition and fees paid to the college for courses taken.  A few general additional fees include: 

For Nursing students:

  • Uniforms and/or lab coat (as applicable to the specific program)
  • Collin College Nursing Student I.D.
  • Liability insurance (provided through the school, included in your tuition)
  • CPR
  • Skills packet or medical equipment (as applicable to specific program)
  • Drug testing
  •  NCLEX-RN Registration (as applicable to the specific program)
  • State Board of Nursing fee (as applicable to the specific program)
  • FBI fingerprints and background check
  • Health insurance
  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations

This list is not necessarily all inclusive and nursing students should contact the Collin College Nursing Division office for the most current pricing information.  Special fees and charges may be added as necessary and as approved by the Board of Trustees of Collin College.

The RN-to-BSN program is for Registered Nurses. Graduate nurses (GNs) may apply and be conditionally admitted to the program but must pass the NCLEX before starting course work.