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Schreiner University Online RN to BSN alum, Christina Bueche, BSN, RN.
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Schreiner BSN alumni, Angelica Hogan, BSN, RN.
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Former Schreiner BSN student and newly admitted RN to BSN student working together.
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Current Online RN to BSN student, Michelle Ebner, RN.
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Javier Gutierrez finished Schreiner's Online RN to BSN program and is now in our online MBA program. 
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Newly admitted RN to BSN students with our Admissions staff
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Schreiner University RN to BSN alum Maryvell Cortez, BSN, RN.

Online RN to BSN Degree Program

Fast Facts



Choose "Transfer" as type of student and "Online RN to BSN" as your intended program

About Our Program

The fully-online ADN to BSN degree will give you the education and skills you need to advance your career and meet the ever-changing needs of the nursing profession. As you participate in Schreiner’s Online RN to BSN program, you will complete innovative coursework that is interwoven with ethical principles. Our program is built for your success—you can maintain your nursing career while having the flexibility to earn an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As an accelerated Online RN to BSN degree, our students can complete the program in as little as twelve months. In addition to required coursework, you can choose electives that include opportunities abroad or credit for certifications that you already have!

 Accreditation Information

Schreiner University's Online RN to BSN program has been awarded accreditation from the following organizations and is in good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing:


 Admission Requirements

We want you to be successful. The admissions requirements for Schreiner's Online RN to BSN degree are constructed to maximize the likelihood of your success as a professional nurse.

Am I Eligible?

RN to BSN Applicants must:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher (provisional admission considered if below a 2.5)
  • Have an Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Send ALL official college transcripts
  • Hold a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the United States*
  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee

Finish Fast with Five Start Dates

Schreiner’s Online RN to BSN Program offers five flexible start dates per year and six sessions per year. If you meet minimal outstanding general education requirements, you can quickly complete our accelerated RN to Bachelor of Science online program in as little as one year. Here is the full academic calendar for the RN to BSN Program for 2017-2018.

Fall A 2018 August 13th, 2018 August 27th, 2018
Fall B 2018 October 8th, 2018 October 22nd, 2018
Spring A 2019 December 24th, 2018 January 7th, 2019
Spring B 2019 February 18th, 2019 March 4th, 2019
Summer A  Current Students Only  May 13th, 2019
Summer B    July 8th, 2019

 Tuition Cost

Schreiner University is committed to providing an affordable Online RN to BSN degree.  If you are employed with one of our partner healthcare providers, you are eligible for a $2,000  scholarship. This helps reduce the average cost of the RN to BSN program, making the full tuition for the nursing courses only $8,000! Ask us today if your employer is a partner!


Degree details

Schreiner’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree is a Bachelor's completion program for licensed RNs with an Associates Degree. In order to earn the degree, students must satisfy the nursing core, nursing electives, and general education requirements.

 Required Nursing Courses - 19 hours

  • NURS 3201 - Professional Nursing Concepts

    The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to professional nursing and the role of the professional nurse in customizing the promotion and maintenance of health to individuals. Course content includes the nature and history of professionalism and processes underlying professional nursing, basic concepts of health and illness, and ethical and legal issues in nursing practice.

  • NURS 3202 - Nursing Research—Evidence-Based Practice

    The purpose of this course is to examine the role of research in professional nursing. The value of research-based knowledge as a means to promote quality patient care, the use of the research process as a means to evaluate quality of care, and the role of evidence-based practice in the development of nursing intervention strategies will also be examined.

  • NURS 4371 - Topics in Nursing–Health Assessment for the Experienced Nurse

    This course emphasizes the skills essential to the assessment parameter of the nursing process. The purpose of this course is to broaden the nurse's knowledge base, increase their assessment skills, and facilitate their ability to apply these skills in a clinical setting. The knowledge from this course is immediately applicable to everyday patient care. Another focal point of the course is the evaluation and utilization of research and additional sources of information necessary to address patient needs and provide quality care.

  • NURS 4201 - Professional Nursing Issues and Ethics

    The purpose of this course is to examine ethical and professional issues and corresponding laws affecting the individual, and practice of professional nursing, and the nursing profession utilizing concepts of autonomy, accountability and advocacy.

  • NURS 4303 - Nursing Leadership and Management

    The purpose of this course is to focus on the role of the professional nurse as a leader and manager in the collaborative design and delivery of customized health care. Traditional management theories and practices are examined utilizing a strong emphasis on the development of transformational leadership, including the organization, planning, staffing, directing, and controlling of various resources in today's diverse health care systems. Students are provided the opportunity to partner with leaders and managers in the clinical practicum setting to explore and influence health care delivery system issues that affect quality of care.

  • NURS 4404 - Community Health Nursing

    The purpose of this course is to focus on the role of nursing in establishing partnership with communities with emphasis on customizing therapeutic care in order to protect, promote, and restore optimal community health. The student will be given the opportunity in the clinical setting to deliver quality community health care across all levels of prevention and to explore the planning and implementation of customized community health programs. Utilizing a leader/manager role as a partner in community health, the student will be provided the opportunity to collaborate with various agencies/institutions and health care delivery systems.

  • NURS 4397 - Topics in Nursing—Capstone

    This course is completed by students in one of their last two terms. Each student conceives and completes an application-based project in the nursing subject area of their choice. Students work with individual faculty members who approve the projects and mentor students through the process. The capstone project gives students the opportunity to synthesize the material they have learned across multiple nursing courses and apply it in a practical setting.


 Electives - 12 hours required

  • NURS 4372 - Topics in Nursing—Nursing Informatics

    Nursing Informatics examines the history of healthcare informatics, basic concepts, current issues, as well as health information management systems. Students will apply informatics concepts to a current clinical practice setting and will suggest methods for using technology to improve patient safety and work place effectiveness.

  • NURS 4373 - Topics in Nursing—Politics and Policy

    This course will provide the RN-to-BSN student coursework that will assist in developing an understanding and the tools needed to comprehend how nursing policy and politics interact. Each student will develop the opportunities to apply knowledge from liberal arts and nursing theory in understanding the relationship between nursing policy and politics. Individuals will be evaluated through didactic assessments for their readiness in the comprehension of concepts.

  • NURS 4374 - Topics in Nursing—Global Health Nursing

    This course explores global issues affecting personal, community, and international health and development using approaches from health promotion, population health, and primary health care to help frame analyses.  Nursing students will learn about the basic perspectives on health policy issues in various geographical regions and the effects of significant world events. Global Health Nursing demonstrates how the nurse creates and environment of inclusion and demonstrates evidence-based, quality nursing care in complex situations as well as across health care systems and diverse settings.

  • NURS 4375 - Topics in Nursing—Financial Management and Nursing

    This course explores the economic issues relevant to nursing practice and health care and uses a systems approach to analyzing the financial impact of health care decisions. The course further assesses the financial implications of nursing decisions from a clinical perspective. Topics include a myriad of financial concepts ranging from staffing and budgeting to measuring productivity and forecasting costs. The goal of this course is to enable nurses in managerial roles to implement change without negatively affecting patient care outcomes.

  • NURS 4370 - Topics in Nursing—National Certification, 3 hours awarded

    We will accept nursing specialty certifications for 3 hours of nursing elective credit, once they are approved by our Director of Nursing. Examples of approved certifications are Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), and Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), etc.

  • NURS 4370 - Topics in Nursing—Travel course to Peru

    Each year, students have the opportunity to travel abroad along with some of our face-to-face BSN students. The trip destinations vary, but usually take place in early summer for 2 weeks. Ask your advisor today for more information!

  • NURS 4370 - Topics in Nursing–Travel course destination TBD



Selected General Education Online Offerings

ART 1340 Intro to Visual Arts, 3 hours
ART 2330 Intro to Digital Photography, 3 hours
ENGL 3307 Advanced Composition, 3 hours
HIST 1301 US History through the Civil War, 3 hours
HIST 1302 US History since the Civil War, 3 hours
HIST 1350 World Civilizations to 1600, 3 hours
HIST 1351 World Civilizations to 1600, 3 hours


All nursing core courses and electives must be taken through Schreiner University, unless transferred from an approved program. However, nurses can be awarded three (3) credit hours towards their nursing electives if they hold a national nursing specialty certification. NURS 3201 must be taken within the first two sessions, and the Capstone course must be taken in one of the final two sessions. The sequence of the other nursing courses is flexible.

In addition to 31 nursing hours, students need 90 hours of general education credit for a total graduation requirement of 121 credit hours. Students may satisfy their general education requirement with transfer credits; however, all students are required to fulfill the Schreiner Core.

Student Handbook

Click HERE to view the Student Handbook.



    Schreiner University BSN faculty are professional educators with multiple years of teaching and nursing experience.

    image Dr. Julie Lindsay
    Director of Nursing
    Office: Trull Science 223D
    (830) 792-7481  |

     photohold Kim McAlister  
    RN-BSN Instructor, Nursing
    Office: Trull Science 223A
    (830) 792-7107 |

     Mary Pautler Mary Pautler 
    Clinical Education Center Coordinator 
    Office: Trull Science 223A
    (830) 792-7323

     photohold James Papesca
    Nursing Instructor
    (830) 792-7481

     photohold Habiba Harris
    Nursing Instructor
    (830) 792-7481

    photohold Loretta Moreno
    Vocational and Registered Nursing Instructor
    (830) 792-7389



 Partner Healthcare Provider Scholarship

Schreiner University’s fully accredited Online RN to BSN program opens even more doors for prospective nursing students by partnering with statewide healthcare providers, offering $2,000 scholarships for its eligible student-employees. Check out some of our partners and cities where we have partnerships HERE!

If your employer isn’t currently partnered with Schreiner University and is interested in the program, contact Danielle Jenschke at or (830)792-7430.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the RN to BSN FAQ page for more some frequently asked questions about Schreiner's Online RN to BSN program.

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*Although we can accept students with a Registered Nursing license from any state, Schreiner may only accept online students living in Texas and a select few other states. Contact us today if you live and have a license from another state to see if you qualify.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. -