Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates are prepared to think logically by synthesizing information from various disciplines and analyzing problems critically, commensurate with the level of education. The BSN graduate functions with a longitudinal focus across time from pre-admission to discharge. The BSN graduate is prepared to practice in structured, unstructured, and evolving health care settings. The focus of care is broad. The BSN graduate is prepared to deliver health care to individuals and families as clients as well as aggregates, communities and societies within the context of their environment. BSN graduates are also prepared to incorporate research findings, utilize technology, pursue graduate education and life-long learning.

Students of nursing meet course requirements through didactic courses, laboratory assignments, and clinical experience in health care facilities under supervision of University faculty. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to receive licensure to practice professional nursing. Graduates will be required to meet criteria established by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas in order to take the NCLEX-RN examination.

*Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.4 & 2.49 may be admitted to enroll in general core requirements until reaching a GPA of 2.5.
*Students must have an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AAS or ADN) or have a Diploma in Nursing from an approved program.

Ready to Start?

You won't have to wait long! 

January 17, 2017
Apply by September 26, 2016
March 20, 2017
Apply by February 20, 2017

Program Length: 120 Hours

Tuition and Fees*


Core Curriculum Courses:
In-state: $208 per credit hour
Administrative Fee: $40 per credit hour

Nursing Courses:
In-state: $268 per credit hour
Administrative Fee: $40 per credit hour

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

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Phone: (409) 880-7295

Lamar University
JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 10081
Beaumont, Texas 77710

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