Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Complete your RN to BSN online

Complete Coursework: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30*  |  Tuition: $9,000 **

Course Listing:

General Education Courses

General Education courses are a set of courses the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires all students to pass in order to receive ANY bachelor’s degree from a public institution in Texas. For more information on general education courses, visit: http://statecore.its.txstate.edu/univ.pl?univ=77

These courses will be available online and may be required in order to graduate from the UTEP RN-BSN program. If you have taken these courses in the past, they may be transferred into the UTEP RN-BSN program.

Upon submission of your official transcripts, an RN-BSN advisor will be in touch to discuss which general education courses you need in order to start the RN-BSN professional courses.

ANTH 1301
Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Introduction to the evolution of the human adaptive system with particular attention to the somatic and technological components. The biological development of man, from 3.5-million-year-old Lucy to modern Homo sapiens, is discussed and correlated with developments in stone and bronze tools, dwelling types, social groupings, political organization, etc.
ANTH 1310
Cultural Geography
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost:
Introduction to cultural elements, their spatial distribution, and their interrelationship to the physical environment.
ART 1300
Art Appreciation
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
A course with images and text designed to give the general university student an introductory understanding of the broad range of issues comprising the visual arts. This course can be used to fulfill a University Core requirement. Course fee required.
BIOL 1104
Human Biology Laboratory
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Exercises and computer simulations of development, physiology, and heredity in humans.
COMM 1301
Public Speaking
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Introduction to the theory and practice of public speaking; the inventing, arranging, phrasing, and presenting of ideas to an audience. The complementary skills of speaking and listening are developed through criticism of speeches presented in class.
ENGL 2311
English Literature
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
A study of British literature from its beginning to the late 1700s.
ENGL 2313
Intro to American Fiction
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Contemporary American works as well as the historical development of the short story and the novel.
GEOG 1310
Cultural Geography
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost:
An overview of the concepts, principles, and practices of politics as background for the study of American and Texas political institutions. The course may employ an international, comparative, or theoretical focus.
GEOL 1313
Intro to Physical Geology
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
An introductory study of the earth’s composition, structure, and internal and external processes.
GEOL 1314
Intro to Historical Geology
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
An integrated study of the geologic history of the earth with a consideration of the history of life as documented by the fossil record.
HIST 1301
History of U.S. to 1865
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Survey of American history through the Civil War, emphasizing the European background, the colonial contribution, the American Revolution, the republican government, growth of democracy, the background and course of the Civil War.
HIST 1302
History of U.S. Since 1865
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Reconstruction, rise of big business, clash of economic interests, struggle for reform, imperialism and world power status. Progressivism, World War I, the Twenties, the New Deal, World War II, post-war America.
MATH 1320
Math for Social Sciences
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Topics of college algebra and geometry including the algebra of sets; linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations and inequalities; matrix algebra; probability and the mathematics of finance.
MUSL 1327
Jazz to Rock
Course Length: 15 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
A study of the styles, performers and composers of American Jazz music, beginning with the evolvement of early jazz styles which combine English, Spanish, and French folk songs with African tribal rhythms, and continuing to the present. Guest artists and audio-visual aids are used. Open to all.
PHIL 2306
Ethics
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost:
An introduction to topics and core problems relating to the moral evaluation of human motivation and action. The course examines the positions of classical philosophers such as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Mill, and Sartre, as well as contemporary moral problems that relate to human rights, animal rights and environmental ethics.
POL 2311
American Government & Politics
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
A survey of contemporary American, national, state, and local Constitutions of the United States and Texas. This course meets teacher certification requirements for out-of-state graduate students.
POLS 2310
Introduction to Politics
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
An overview of the concepts, principles, and practices of politics as background for the study of American and Texas political institutions. The course may employ an international, comparative, or theoretical focus.
RWS 1301
Rhetoric and Composition 1
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Develops students’ critical thinking skills in order to facilitate effective communication in all educational, professional, and social contexts. This effective communication is based on an awareness of and appreciation for discourse communities as well as knowledge specific to subject matter, genre, rhetorical strategy, and writing process. Through a variety of writing tasks, students are empowered to determine the most effective rhetorical strategies, arrangements, and media to use in different rhetorical contexts.
RWS 1302
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Develops students’ critical thinking skills in order to facilitate effective communication in all contexts. This effective communication is based on an awareness of and appreciation for discourse communities as well as knowledge specific to subject matter, genre, rhetorical strategy, and writing process. With an emphasis on analysis and research, the class presents an approach to communication that helps students determine the most effective strategies, arrangements, and media to use in different rhetorical contexts. The course also provides a space for informed advocacy.
SOCI 1301
Introduction to Sociology
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $300.00
Nature and scope of sociology, its terminology and concepts; study of social processes, social institutions, development of society, and characteristics of group life.
SOCI 1310
Cultural Geography
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost:
Introduction to cultural elements, their spatial distribution, their interrelationship to the physical environment. This course is identical to GEOG 1310 and ANTH 1310.
RN to BSN Nursing Electives
UNIV 1301
Seminar for Critical Inquiry
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $900.00
Seminar for Critical Inquiry is a 3-credit hour course created to help you make a successful start at UTEP. This course is designed to engage you intellectually in a specific academic topic.
NURS 3418
Gerontology
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4  |  Course Cost: $1,200.00
This course provides an opportunity to gain increased knowledge and skill in the management of the health and nursing care of the elderly. The focus is on a holistic approach to aging processes as a basic for nursing practice.
NURS 3319
Cult Perspectives on Healthcare
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $900.00
This course builds upon concepts and issues related to culture and health. Major focuses are on values and attitudes about caring, health, illness, and treatment as related to diverse cultural groups.
RN to BSN Nursing Courses
NURS 4300
Contemporary Professional Nursing
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $900.00
This course focuses on the study of professional nursing with emphasis on the challenging role of the nurse in contemporary society and the differentiated knowledge and practice expectations of the baccalaureate degreed nurse.
NURS 4303
Nursing Informatics
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  Course Cost: $900.00
This course introduces nursing informatics as an integration of nursing, computer, and informational sciences for the support of nursing practice. It will acquaint practicing nurses with the effective utilization of technology throughout the entire spectrum of nursing practice.
NURS 4414
Nursing Research & Statistics
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 4  |  Course Cost: $1,200.00
This course focuses on basic concepts and processes of research and statistics, and the use of evidence-based practice as a decision-making model for practice.
NURS 4502
Issues & Problems in Lead Management
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 5  |  Course Cost: $1,500.00
This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role as coordinator of care in a complex healthcare environment. Observational experience required.
NURS 4503
Nursing in the Community
Course Length: 7 Weeks  |  Credit Hours: 5  |  Course Cost: $1,500.00
This course focuses on the principles and practices of public health and community health applied from a multi-disciplinary approach. In this course, health concerns of individuals, families, groups, and aggregate populations are addressed. Observational experience required.

*In order to graduate with a BSN, students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at UTEP.

**The $9,000 tuition includes 20 hours of RN to BSN nursing courses and 10 hours of RN to BSN nursing electives. Pricing does not include any required general education courses.

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