Online RN/BSN Program

How the Program Works

Students must hold an unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in Texas. Students are encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated for credit hours remaining to be fulfilled prior to registering for classes. Students are granted 34 hours of undergraduate transfer credit upon completion of NURN 3590, Nursing Roles and Practice Transition.

International Student

The Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Texas Board of Nursing (TBON)

333 Guadalupe Street Suite 3-460

Austin, Texas 78701

Admission Requirements

Registered Nurses seeking admission to the RN/BSN transition program apply directly to the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing. Admission to the University does not automatically guarantee admission to the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing.

In addition to completing all requirements for general admission to the University, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must have been accepted by Texas A&M International University and must be a declared nursing major.
  2. Submit a complete admission application to the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing.
  3. Provide evidence of current licensure without restrictions as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
  4. A 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative gradate point average in all nursing core courses.
  5. At student's expense, verification of criminal background screening and drug screen by a company or agency designated by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Due no later than the 12th class day of the first semester.

Application deadline for the RN/BSN program is October 31 for enrollment in the Spring semester.

Future Employment

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists nursing as one of the fastest growing fields with increasing demand in the coming years. The demand for greater numbers of registered nurses is coupled with a need for nurses with an advanced level of education to care for an increasingly complex patient population.

Nurses work in a variety of settings with diverse patient populations. These include hospitals, out-patient facilities, home health agencies, schools, industry, wellness programs, insurance companies and churches. The increase in the aging population will undoubtedly create new opportunities for the valuable knowledge embodied in professional nursing education. A list of agencies in the TAMIU region employing BSN prepared registered nurses is available here.

A Bachelors of Science in Nursing is the standard prerequisite to enter a Master’s degree program in Nursing.


For more information, contact our Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Anna Buentello, at (956)326-3110 or

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