The Schreiner University RN to BSN program was ranked #3 in the state of Texas

Advance your career with our online RN to BSN program. With our individualized attention, small class sizes, and courses structured for working nurses, you will achieve more.

Schreiner University College of Distinction Nursing
  • 100% online
  • 1 Year Completion
  • 7 Week Courses
  • No Chemistry or Statistics Required
  • 5 Start Dates
  • Transfer Credits Accepted
  • $9,219 with premier scholarship

The fully-online ADN to BSN degree will give students the education and skills needed to advance their career and meet the ever-changing needs of the nursing profession. Students who participate in Schreiner’s Online RN to BSN program will complete innovative coursework that is interwoven with ethical principles.

Our program is built for 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, students can complete the program in as little as one year. In addition to required coursework, students can choose from several elective nursing courses and even receive credit for certifications already earned.

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.
RN to BSN Applicants must:

  • Complete the online application
  • 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
  • Have official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended sent to admissions@schreiner.edu
  • Hold a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the United States
  • Pay the $25.00 application fee
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:

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.

Fall A August 14, 2023
Fall B October 5, 2023
Spring A January 16, 2024
Spring B March 11, 2024
Summer B

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 $9,219 (includes tech fees)! Ask us today if your employer is a partner!

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 Schreiner Core BSN.

No more than 6 credit hours of nursing courses may be supplemented for nursing courses in Schreiner’s RN to BSN program. These courses must be taken at an accredited school and assessed by Schreiner’s Director of Nursing to be considered transferable. Nursing courses that are substantially different from Schreiner University courses may be accepted for credit in place of Independent Study or International Study, if approved by the Director of Nursing.

The BSN degree requirements include a General Education Core Curriculum, which is designed to provide a solid foundation for college education. It is common across degrees and is separated into categories. The required number of credit hours from each category is linked in the PDF below, along with the courses that fulfill that requirement. Any courses not listed in the category must be evaluated by the registrar.

In order to be considered for admission into the RN to BSN program at Schreiner, you must be missing NO MORE than 6 credit hours total of the general education requirements.

Schreiner Core BSN

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 safe, culturally sensitive, quality, patient centered care, and 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

Transition to Profession Nursing must be taken within the first two sessions of the nursing program. 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 through culturally sensitive competent patient centered care. Course content includes advocacy, safety, the multidisciplinary team, the nature and history of professionalism and processes underlying professional nursing, basic concepts of health and illness and legal issues in nursing practice, and nursing theory and its implication for patient care.

This course is designed to enhance the working RN’s knowledge and skills with applying evidence based practice for health promotion across the lifespan with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. This course will emphasize the daily as a client, cultural diversity, teaching principles across the lifespan. Health promotion education will use evidence based research and will also focus on communication, community resources and screening in a clinical setting.

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, culturally sensitive, safe, competent, patient-centered nursing care including the role of advocate in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team. 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.

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 is given the opportunity in the Community Health 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.

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.

Nursing Capstone must be taken during the last two sessions of the nursing program or with the last general education course. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Director of Nursing. The purpose of this course is to integrate the community service component into the lives of Schreiner University Online RN-BSN students via a Capstone Project. Students will identify a site and a learning need in the community of their choice. The student will develop and implement a community service project to meet the chosen learning need. Students will be required to identify community based nursing care needs integral to the provision of safe, competent, caring, culturally sensitive, and patient centered nursing care, in addition to the role of the community advocate.

This course covers basic concepts related to the abnormal function and change in various organ systems in the face of disease. Effects of disease and other pathological agents are of primary concern, rather than the biology of the agents themselves. We will study the fundamental changes in body physiology due to disease. Considerations are given to selected pathological alterations and their effects on physiological and psychological functions. Emphasis is put on selected illnesses most often encountered by health professionals with emphasis placed on disease processes, manifestations, and treatment. Focus is on presentation of selected pathophysiology and subsequent symptomatology in diverse clients across the lifespan. Common diseases and disorders are covered, and emphasis is given to cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, renal and reproductive systems.

This course examines the history of healthcare informatics, cur-rent issues, basic informatics concepts and health information management systems. The use of technology to help make decisions and to improve the health status of the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Students will apply informatics concepts to a current clinical practice setting suggesting methods to use technology to improve patient safety and work effectiveness. The student will also learn to identify, gather, pro-cess, and manage information/data.

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the basic principles involved with the legislative process and an examination of how nurses can use political advocacy strategies to influence health care policies. Focus is on applying interpersonal, communication, leadership, and advocacy skills to support the application of social justice principles in health care delivery practices to diverse populations and promote the nursing profession.

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 an environment of inclusion and demonstrates evidence-based, quality nursing care in complex situations as well as across health care systems and diverse settings.

This course must be approved by the Director of Nursing.

To be accepted as credit in the nursing program, national nursing certifications must be approved by the Director of Nursing.

View Nursing Certification for Credit

For those who have been accepted to Schreiner University’s RN to BSN program online,  you should receive an acceptance email from admissions@schreiner.edu with your new username and password to log in to our student portal, Schreiner One. Please follow the steps below to sign your commitment.

  • Log on to Schreiner One – using the credentials you     received in an email when you were admitted. Please check your junk mail for this email as well.
  • Go to the “Admissions” tab
  • Click “My Application” then under “Next Steps” click “Sign Graduate Commitment Form”
  • By signing the commitment form you are saying that you are ready to start Schreiner’s OBSN program.

Class Registration Instructions

  • Once your commitment form is processed your admissions counselor will let you know when you are able to register for classes. Your admissions counselor will send you a Course Delivery Plan which details the core courses and nursing courses you need to take in order to complete the program in a timely manner. If you deviate from this plan, understand the implications this may have on your completion of the program. You must email your admissions counselor stating your approval and understanding of the course delivery plan.
  • Your direct academic advisor will be Dr. Shanna Chapman. She can be reached at SChapman@schreiner.edu. Please contact her with any degree specific questions.
  • Registration Guide – PDF
  • How to Access Your Online Courses – PDF

Are you returning to Schreiner University?

Please fill out our Intent To Return Form. This form is for former students who have been out one semester only and who have not been enrolled at another college or university during that time.

If you have been away from Schreiner or attended another college/university please resubmit an application and transcripts to be considered for the program.

Shanna Chapman, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, APRN
Director of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Maximilian Stecker
Maximilian Stecker
Administrative Specialist
Nursing Education Programs

Our Faculty & Instructors

Ruth B. Grubesic
Ruth B. Grubesic, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC
Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Health Sciences

Briana Watkins
Briana Watkins
Clinical Education Center Coordinator
Academic Affairs

Joyce Contois
Joyce Contois, DNP, RN
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Online BSN Program

Patti Grota
Patti Grota, PhD, RN
Adjunct Nursing Faculty BSN Program
Online BSN Program

Lisa Johnson, PhD., RN
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Online BSN Program

Julie Lunsford, DNP, FNP-C
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Campus Clinic

Lydia Madsen
Lydia Madsen, PhD, RN, AOCNS, FNAP
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Online BSN Program

*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.
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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. – ccneaccreditation.org 

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