Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Option

Enhance your career opportunities and earnings potential with a fully online RN to BSN that you can complete in one year. RN license and associate degree in nursing required for admission.

100% Online. One Year. One Class at a Time.

Becoming a BSN-prepared nurse opens up a number of career opportunities and expands your salary potential. UTEP’s affordable online RN to BSN helps you do that in a program truly built for working nurses.

You don’t need to juggle courses. You’ll take one class at a time, in seven-week chunks, which allows you to finish after two and a half semesters. In as few as 12 months, you’ll be able to complete your degree alongside work and other commitments.

Flexibility extends into the mentorship component. It’s a nonclinical mentorship that typically takes place where you work. You’ll complete a community needs teaching project and quality improvement project that benefit the facility—and are often used as clinical ladder steps to move up in your position and salary.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to become a charge nurse or unit director. You can move into administration or look to advance your role/salary in your current field of expertise.

Degree Requirements

You’ll need an RN license and an associate degree in nursing to be considered for admission to UTEP’s online RN to BSN program.

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Includes a new mentorship component required by accredited RN to BSN programs nationwide
  • No statistics requirement
  • Highly affordable and competitive program
  • Tuition: $336.12/credit hour (in- and out-of-state students)

$81,991

Charge Nurse Salary (Indeed)

$88,621

Nurse Administrator Salary (PayScale)

$89,320

Nursing Unit Director Salary (PayScale)

$116,230+

Salary for Top 10% of RNs (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

“While my career has been exciting and fulfilling, I always thought I should go back to school and obtain my BSN. I have had to pass up on other positions due to my lack of having a bachelor’s degree. … There is no doubt I would enroll in this program again. Even though I have been an RN for many years, this program showed me what was lacking in my education.”
Patricia White, Graduate

“While my career has been exciting and fulfilling, I always thought I should go back to school and obtain my BSN. I have had to pass up on other positions due to my lack of having a bachelor’s degree. … There is no doubt I would enroll in this program again. Even though I have been an RN for many years, this program showed me what was lacking in my education.”
Patricia White, Graduate

Meet the Faculty

Janise Tinsman

From her start as a licensed practical nurse in 1986, Tinsman has worked in medical-surgical, cardiac step down, cardiac rehab, oncology and has float pool experience that covered these units as well as the pulmonary, nephrology, neurology, and orthopedic units. She started her nursing education career in 2013 and later earned her master’s and doctorate prior to joining UTEP in 2020 as the director of the RN to BSN program.

Diane Rankin

As a nurse for more than 50 years, Rankin uses her experience as a charge and staff nurse in hospitals in Japan, Iowa and Missouri to prepare generations of well-educated and highly effective nurses. She transitioned into nurse education in 1975 and was awarded the Joyce Travelbee Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice in 1985. Rankin holds master’s degrees in nursing and adult and continuing education.

Audrey Tolouian

With more than 20 years of experience in nursing, social work and teaching, Tolouian brings a wide array of knowledge and guidance to students. She joined UTEP in 2008 and has taught in the online RN to BSN program since 2013. Tolouian has a master’s in nursing and a doctorate in educational leadership.

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Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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