• Nursing RN/BSN

    RN to BSN Program

    The RN-BSN program provides Diploma and Associate Degree prepared nurses an opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning and analytical skills. In addition, the RN-BSN program will enhance students’ ability to provide care for clients, their families, and the community – as well as to advance their careers.

    Through expanding initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, preparing for a broader scope of clinical practice, and providing a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery, our program enables BSN graduates to go on to graduate nursing programs to pursue the role of Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.


    Admissions Requirements

    • Current, active RN unencumbered license.
    • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, as based on previous coursework.
    • Prerequisite coursework completed with a grade of 'C' or better, prior to program's start.
    • Successfully complete all nursing prerequisite courses with a grade of 'C' or better in sequential order.
    • Consent to a criminal background check. History/record of criminal activity may result in withdrawal of offer of admission.

    Potential students must be able to provide the following documentation prior to enrollment.

    • Professional liability insurance
    • Completion of a current physical
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Compliance with the School of Nursing's required immunizations
    • Healthcare provider BLS or ACLS (CPR) certification (adult, infant, & child)
    • Current negative 10 panel drug screen

    Consortium Info

    Hardin-Simmons University is proud to partner with McMurry University to create and maintain the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. For more information on this program, visit the PHSSN website.

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