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HBU’s 100% online RN to BSN program allows registered nurses to earn their BSN degree without having to travel to class. Our flexible RN to BSN curriculum expands your knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing, leading you to a more impactful role as a leader within the healthcare community.

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RN to BSN Program Benefits

Receive Credit for Prior Learning

You receive credit for prior learning in a variety of ways. Houston Baptist University works hard to ensure you receive maximum credit for prior coursework and testing. Upon program enrollment, HBU may identify additional tests you can take for added credit such as CLEP exams.

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Learn Comprehensive Skill Sets Valuable to Employers

To meet the need for highly trained nursing staff in Texas hospitals and health care facilities, the online RN to BSN program utilizes a Competency-based Educational (CBE) format. Through CBE, you receive academic credit for mastery of competencies – not just completion of credit hours. Whether you learned skills in class or on the job, CBE makes sure your experience counts and allows you to progress at your own pace. Competencies are industry-aligned, utilizing next-generation technology and real-world simulations, so HBU’s RN to BSN program produces highly skilled and competent BSN-prepared nurses who are leaders in their health care institution.

1:1 Personalized Support for Success

You work virtually alongside world-renowned HBU faculty and your own personal success coach who provide weekly one-on-one support throughout the program. Instead of learning in crowded lecture halls, you will receive real-time personalized feedback while working to master individual competencies.

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Immerse Yourself in the World’s Largest Medical Center

Houston boasts the world’s largest medical center. HBU’s School of Nursing and Allied Health developed strong relationships with many area healthcare facilities, providing graduates of the program knowledge that the education received reflects the latest in progressive healthcare practices from The Texas Medical Center.

Message from the Dean

“HBU’s strong liberal arts science core and BSN curriculum provide the foundation for the online competency based RN to BSN program.  As a bonus, the RN to BSN students can pursue the courses at their own pace according to their needs and life schedules.  The student support provided by HBU nursing faculty and program success coaches is second to none! All HBU courses are taught by well-educated and qualified faculty, so the RN to BSN students enjoy the benefits of experienced faculty plus the personal touch of a qualified and experienced success coach for one on one support.”

Renae R Schumann, PhD, RN
School of Nursing and Allied Health

Renae Schumann
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