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 Are you a licensed registered nurse looking to earn your online Bachelor of Science in Nursing? SFA can help you obtain the credits you need with an affordable online program that allows you to continue practicing while you learn.

If you have already completed an associate degree or diploma program, this is the perfect program for you!

Additionally, SFA’s RN-BSN program offers the School of Nursing Integrated Curriculum (S.O.N.I.C.) program that allows students enrolled in certain Associate Degree in Nursing Programs to concurrently take RN-BSN classes. This program offers a different course layout and practicum options. Contact the RN-BSN program today to see if this is an option for you!

100% online, easy to navigate and only 31 hours

100% online

Our online program gives you the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. You’ll have opportunities to network and interact with other nursing students while you stay in the field, doing what you love. Most importantly, you don’t have to miss work to attend class! Only two trips to campus are encouraged – orientation and graduation. We invite you to attend orientation to meet the faculty and see the campus. This allows you to get organized and feel comfortable. We also invite you to attend pinning and graduation to celebrate your success and let us celebrate with you.

Easy to navigate online courses

The online courses go through a rigorous process to become online certified. Instructors work with the Center for Teaching and Learning to ensure the courses are easy to navigate and accessible from mobile devices.

Only 31 hours

The RN-BSN program requires only 31 hours, less than many similar programs. You will review content from your associate degree and your nursing career through courses such as Health Assessment and Pharmacology and will further explore courses such as Community and Leadership.

Affordable and accredited

Affordable Tuition Package

The program has an affordable tuition package, costing $8,300 or $268 per credit hour. The price is locked in as long as you graduate within four years.

Accredited Program

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Finish in a year

You can finish the program in about a year with three options for a start date. Starting in August, you can graduate in August; starting in January, you can graduate in December; and starting in May, you can graduate in May. Part-time options are available to fit your needs as well.

Flexible courses and practicum options

Flexible course offerings include six-week and eight-week courses. Four hour practicum courses are offered over 16 weeks to allow the student adequate time to complete requirements. Practicum hours can be completed where you live through virtual simulation, clinical application-based projects and an optional precepted clinical.

View the RN-BSN Degree MAP


Semester Course Length Course Name
Fall 8-week RN-BSN Pathophysiology
Fall 8-week RN-BSN Research and Application
Fall 16-week* RN-BSN Care of Community Populations
Spring 8-week RN-BSN Pharmacology
Spring 8-week RN-BSN Health Assessment
Spring 16-week* RN-BSN Leadership and Coordination of Nursing Care
Summer I 6-week RN-BSN Transition
Summer I 6-week Nursing Infomatics
Summer II 6-week Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing
Summer II 6-week Cultural Issues in Professional Nursing

*with practicum hours


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Caring, engaged and present faculty

We take pride in the personal connection built between the students and faculty. You will see the faculty recruiting, advising, teaching and communicating with you all along the way. We know you and care for you as person, not a number. Many faculty members have walked in your shoes, receiving their associate degree and then completing the RN-BSN program. The faculty are located on the SFA campus. The coordinator/advisor is happy to take your calls at any time once you are enrolled, giving you easy access to assistance that works with your schedule.

Ease of admission

Admission is offered year-round. Three start dates allow you to decide when you want to start. Students may be conditionally admitted and enrolled in courses for one semester after graduation with an associate degree in nursing prior to licensure. Some course restrictions may apply. If you work directly with the coordinator, you can bypass NursingCAS and complete a free application. Reach out to be advised today.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must either be working as an RN in Texas or, if recently graduated, be seeking employment as an RN in Texas.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • complete prerequisites
  • have an overall GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses
  • and be eligible to take the NCLEX or have already received their nursing license. 

How to Apply

All applicants must:

  1. Apply to SFA and pay necessary application fee 
  2. Complete an application to NursingCAS R.N.-B.S.N. program and pay necessary application fee

Students are required to submit documentation of required immunizations and paperwork upon admission.

Please ensure that the application is completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Interested in Financial Assistance?

Visit the Financial Aid for Online Students page to learn about opportunities for financial assistance.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. Apply knowledge of the physical, social, and behavioral sciences in the provision of nursing care based on theory and evidence-based practice;
  2. Deliver nursing care within established legal and ethical parameters in collaboration with clients and members of the interdisciplinary health care team;
  3. Provide holistic nursing care to clients while respecting individual and cultural diversity;
  4. Demonstrate effective leadership that fosters independent thinking, use of informatics, and collaborative communication in the management of nursing care;
  5. Assume responsibility and accountability for quality improvement and delivery of safe and effective nursing care;
  6. Serve as an advocate for clients and for the profession of nursing;
  7. Value continuing competence, growth, and development in the profession of nursing.

Questions? Visit our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing FAQ page or use the contact information below.

R.N.-B.S.N. program


DeWitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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