RN to BSN Online Program
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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. Learn more about Collin College's fully online RN-To-BSN program by contacting 972-548-6772.
Collin College is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.
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Admission to the Nursing RN-to-BSN program is selective. Admission to Collin College does not guarantee admission to the RN-to-BSN program. Registration into the upper division nursing courses is by permission only.
1. Application to Collin College:
- The applicant must apply and be accepted as a student at Collin College before applying to the RN to BSN program.
- Applicants must have a CWID Student Number and a Collin College email.
- Official transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted to Admissions at Collin College and REQUEST TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION of the transcripts before applying to the RN to BSN Program.
2. Application to the RN-to-BSN Program
- The RN to BSN Application is online. Complete and submit the application.
- Follow the directions to upload unofficial transcripts from ALL schools attended (including Collin College.
- The RN-to-BSN program is for Registered Nurses. Applicants must hold a current Texas unencumbered RN license or an enhanced nurse license compact (eNLC) multi-state license. Graduate nurses (GN’s may apply and be conditionally admitted to the program but must pass the NCLEX before starting work. Follow directions to upload a copy of your unencumbered RN license or an enhanced nurse license compact (eNLC) multi-state license.
- Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Must be within six (6) to eight (8) credit hours of completion of the Texas Common Core Curriculum (at the time of application): All general education courses and pre-program requirement course work must be completed prior to registering for upper division Nursing courses.
- Complete an associate degree in nursing from an accredited educational institution.
Prior to enrollment in upper division nursing courses: Students who will be earning a baccalaureate degree from Collin College must satisfy all course work requirements of the Texas Core Curriculum. Collin College will ensure students transferring into the RN-to-BSN program have completely met the core objectives defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which encompasses the 42-semester credit hour requirement. Academic Advisors are available at each campus to assist students in the evaluation of prior course work and selection of equivalent courses.
All of the Nursing programs at Collin College are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
- 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 https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs.
Collin College Prepared RN-BSN Graduates
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.
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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)
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.