RN to BSN Program

This program is offered in an Online Format!
Complete your RN-BSN courses at the affordable rate of $400 per credit hr.

The RN-BSN program provides licensed Diploma and Associate Degree prepared nurses an opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning and analytical skills. This program of study expands the initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of clinical practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery.

The RN-BSN degree from Hardin-Simmons University or McMurry University is awarded at the successful completion of courses from the general education curriculum, as well as upper-division nursing courses. At PHSSN, individuals will be educationally prepared in a manner that promotes the development of intellectual, cultural, moral and religious values.  All general education requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the nursing program.  HSU Degree Plan or McM Degree Plan


The BSN degree is conferred by Hardin-Simmons University or McMurry University, and graduates may then go on to graduate nursing programs to pursue the role of Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

These online nursing courses can be completed in two or three semesters. Students will complete individual practicum experiences in their own community in this program. Practicum experiences cannot be completed virtuallyWe look forward to helping you pursue an exciting career in nursing!

RN to BSN: Admission Requirements

Full admission is granted to applicants who have met all admissions requirements. Applications will be reviewed holistically and exclusively. The following is required of applicants for the RN-BSN Online Program:

  • Current, active RN unencumbered license
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for admission consideration. The admission grade point average is calculated from the course grades from all schools attended.
  • Prerequisite coursework completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better, prior to the beginning of this program
  • All applicants who receive offers of admission must consent to a criminal background check (a complete FBI/DPS background check). A history of criminal conduct or conviction may result in withdrawal of admission offer. Refer to the PHSSN website school policy in the student handbook
  • You must create an application account in order to apply to your program of choice via NursingCAS.

RN To BSN Progression Criteria:

  • Students must successfully complete all nursing courses (with a grade of ‘C’ or better) in sequential order in each level before  progression to the next level in the curriculum

All applicants must provide documentation of the following prior to enrollment:

  • Current physical assessment with approval to meet requirements of nursing school
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Current immunizations as required by clinical sites (Contact PHSSN for current list)
  • Negative TB test in last 12 months
  • Healthcare provider BLS or ACLS (CPR) certification (adult, infant, & child)
  • Negative 10 panel drug screen at time of admission