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RN-to-BSN accelerated program
at San Antonio College
Are you a registered nurse who wants to deepen your knowledge, enhance your skills, and advance leadership positions in the healthcare industry while accommodating your demanding schedule?
In that case, this program is designed for you.
Completion time in 8 or 12 months*
through multiple learning tracks, including accelerated, traditional, and hybrid online.
*The RN-to-BSN Accelerated Program is only available for full-time study now.
Available 100% online & hybrid learning modes
Program admission happens twice a year. Practicum projects are based on individual experience.
Join a strong network of nurses ready to take the next career step.
Our online RN-BSN program leverages your current knowledge and experience to elevate your nursing competencies.
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You'll have access to the resources and quality college experience made for your success.
More reasons to choose the San Antonio College RN-to-BSN program
Designed with the working RN professional in mind. You can work at your own pace from anywhere, anytime.
Enrich your nursing practice by discussing with fellow students and learning from faculty who share real-world knowledge.
PracticalApply what you learn directly with an evidence-based practice focused on ethics, leadership, and community health.
Apply and get accepted to college!
Applying is free and easy. Visit goapplytexas.org to complete your application.
Access Student Portal
The Alamo Colleges District uses ACES as the online student portal for all of your information and can be accessed at aces.alamo.edu.
You’ll need to gather and submit several important documents, including:
Orientation and Registration
Celebrate your transition to college! You'll learn more about your college programs and services at New Student Orientation (NSO), which is required for all new and transfer students.
Once you attend NSO, you'll be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes.
Offered at San Antonio College
Complete the online application and submit all required documentation by uploading them.
All additional documentation can be scanned and submitted with the application under “Upload Transcript” in PDF-only format. Name/identify the document by using the “College/University name” area.
The application process is an ongoing process and notifications are sent within 2 weeks of application submission. Notification can include pending documentation needed, acceptance, or denials. Initially, notification letters will be sent to the personal email address provided on the Nursing application. All subsequent emails will be sent to ACES email address (@student.alamo.edu). It is the responsibility of the applicant to maintain appropriate contact information at all times. For status updates on your application please email at email@example.com.
Complete all prerequisite core requirement courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a C or higher in each course. The Admission Committee will evaluate and develop a plan to ensure all degree required courses are completed prior to finishing the program.
RN to BSN Degree Required Prerequisites (Credit)
AAS prerequisite courses(24)
Students earn up to 36 semester credit hours of advanced placement credit for successful completion of nursing courses from their A.A.S or diploma program and a subsequent unencumbered, current Texas Registered Nurse license.
BSN Prerequisite Courses (Credit)
Other Core Required courses:
Mathematics (20) Core
1 Course (3 credit hours)
American History (60) Core
2 Courses (6 credit hours)
Select any combination from the following:
Creative Arts (50) Core
1 course (3 credit hours)
Additional Communication (90) Core
1 course (3 credit hours)
Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core
1 course (3 credit hours)
BSN Prerequisite Courses (30)
Provide evidence that the license is unencumbered current for Texas or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License.
The BSN Bridge program qualifies for grants and scholarship. You must first complete a FASFA application for the year you are applying. Then you can apply for scholarships through the Alamo Colleges Foundations Scholarship, Sign In - Alamo Colleges District Scholarships (academicworks.com).
Contact an Enrollment Coach if you need help
Led by experienced leaders
RN-to-BSN Program Administration
Dr. Eve Rodriguez, Ph.D., RN
Executive Director of RN-to-BSN Program
Join an elevated program
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-to-BSN nursing program is initial accreditation.
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- San Antonio resident – Check your residency »
- 18 years or older when applying for the program
- Permitted to work in the US
- Annual household income is less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines »
- Willing to take assessments related to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness
- Committed to completing the program
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Note: Eligibility will be verified during the application process.
Updated January 2024
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