Bachelor of Science - Nursing (RN to BSN)

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The Department of Nursing offers an opportunity for a registered nurse with an associate degree in nursing to articulate seamlessly to the baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The baccalaureate curriculum builds on the basic nursing program to increase ability in leadership, evidence-based practice, health care policy and community health. Up to 30 semester credit hours are awarded for courses from the initial nursing program.

Up to 3 SHC can be awarded for completion of an approved national certification examination. Examples of approved certifications include CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse), CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse), Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse or Certified Obstetric Nurse. Examples of unapproved certifications include PALS, ACLS, TNCC.The student will register for NURS 432, Certification in Specialty Nursing Practice to receive this credit. 

Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook

Application Process

  1. Apply to A&M-Texarkana  (Apply Texas or CollegeNet)
  2. Select BS in Nursing (ADN to BSN) as major
  3. Meet with our transfer advisor, Jodi Pompa; or 903-223-1365.
  4. Applications accepted year round. Start date is every 8 weeks.
  5. Acceptance decisions from nursing will be sent from Kristie Avery, Admissions Coordinator;

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  • Valid, current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited (CCNE, ACEN, CNEA) nursing program or a Texas Board of Nursing approved professional nursing program
  • Meet TAMUT transfer student admission requirements
  • Current CPR for Health Providers Certifications (BCLS)
  • Current, up-to date immunization records
  • Negative 12-panel urine drug screen
  • Proof of Personal health insurance
  • Reference letter
  • Complete Background check

Featured Courses


NURS 301 - Professional Nursing Practice

The emphasis of the course is on transitioning from technical to professional practice and exploration of the professional practice role. Professional nursing is examined from historical and contemporary perspectives and philosophical and theoretical foundations. The student is introduced to collaborative practice, health policy, health economics, health promotion, informatics, and life-long learning.

NURS 305 - Professional Nursing Practice with Individuals and Families for the RN

This course will discuss the continuum of care of individuals and families with an emphasis on transition from acute care settings to outpatient care. Nursing care will emphasize a holistic approach in the prevention of disease and promotion of health of individuals and families.

NURS 332 - Professional Concepts

This course will provide the student an introduction to the concepts and competencies basic to professional nursing practice. The development of professional nursing will be examined from historical and contemporary perspectives and philosophical and theoretical foundations. Selected concepts pertinent to the practice of professional nursing will be explored.

Benefits of the Nursing Program at A&M-Texarkana

  • Quality Nursing Education
  • Highly qualified faculty (academically and experientially)
  • Low faculty to student ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Focus on student success through academic coaching, peer tutoring, writing center, faculty office hours (face-to-face or virtual)
  • Firm educational foundation for pursuing graduate level nursing education (Administration, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education)

The Top 10 Advantages of a earning a BSN Degree

  1. More Earning Potential
  2. Better Job Opportunities for BSN-Holders
  3. Career Advancement Opportunities
  4. Advanced Knowledge and Skills
  5. Advanced Job Qualification
  6. Quality Care for Patients
  7. Greater Demand from Magnet Hospitals
  8. It May Soon Be Required
  9. Program Length and Availability
  10. Shorter Bridge to Higher Education


Nursing Department Contacts

Kristie Avery
Admission Coordinator II
BASS 325
(903) 334-6747