The online RN-BSN School of Nursing Integrated Curriculum (SONIC) program at SFA offers the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree within as little as one semester following the completion of your Associate Degree (ADN). The program allows students to simultaneously take classes in their ADN program and in SFA’s RN-BSN program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Entrance into the program is available each semester. To enter the program, you must have the prerequisites completed, an overall 2.5 GPA in those prerequisite courses, and be currently attending or have been accepted into an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. You must receive permission from your ADN program to take classes at SFA.
It is our desire to work in conjunction with your ADN program, not to be a hindrance. To progress in this program, you must make a minimum of a 75 in each RN-BSN course. If you do not meet the minimum requirement, you will not be able to progress in the SONIC program. Additionally, if you are unsuccessful in your ADN classes, you will not be able to progress past the point of course sequencing for your cohort. However, you will be eligible to join the RN-BSN program for our traditional course layout once you have graduated from your ADN program. Drop back is possible for nonacademic reasons.
Transfer Academic Planners for SONIC Program
We are pleased to announce an affordable tuition package of $8,300! That comes to be $268 per credit hour. Keep in mind that you will also have costs such as books, virtual simulations, and incidental fees such as application and graduation fees.
Students can only receive certain financial aid from one institution per semester. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 936.468.2403. The Community College Transfer Scholarship Program is awarded to students who transfer to SFA from a community college during the fall or the spring. The award is $1,000 for the year if the recipient’s transferable GPA is 3.0 to 3.49, and the award is $2,000 per year for students with a transferable GPA of 3.50 or higher. You do not have to apply for this scholarship. All transfer students are considered for this program when they’re admitted to SFA.
Only one trip to campus is encouraged –graduation! We invite you to attend graduation to celebrate your success and so that we can celebrate with you! The program is only 31 credit hours, the only hours that must be completed at SFA. The online courses are online certified and easy to navigate. You will take one to two courses each semester along with your ADN courses. See the course sequencing for more information. In the program, you will review knowledge gained from your ADN program, such as Health Assessment. You will also explore careers such as Leadership and Community Nursing.
Present, Engaged, Caring Faculty
We take pride in our small class sizes and 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. The faculty that teach in the program are the same faculty that teach face-to-face classes and are located on SFA's campus. They are easily accessible in person, via email, or through text or phone call. Many faculty have walked in your shoes, receiving their associate degree and then completing the RN-BSN program. The RN-BSN coordinator has an “open phone policy” once you are enrolled giving you easy access to assistance that works with your schedule.
Easy to Apply
Once you have been accepted into your ADN program, contact the RN-BSN coordinator. They will then direct you to apply to SFA through ApplyTexas.org. Then visit NursingCAS and apply to SFA’s RN- BSN program. Both require an application fee. If you work directly with the RN-BSN coordinator, you can bypass NursingCAS and complete a free application. Reach out to be advised today!
Contact the RN-BSN coordinator at RN-BSN@sfasu.edu for advising and questions. Feel free to send unofficial transcripts for advising purposes.
|Anatomy and Physiology||8 hours|
|Life Science||4 hours|
|Lifespan Development||3 hours|
|General Psychology||3 hours|
|Creative Arts||3 hours|
|Language and Philosophy||3 hours|
|Component Area||3 hours|
|Total Prerequisites||55 hours|