Nursing programs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) are offered through the College of Nursing. UTPB boasts state-of-the art science labs, and the campus is in a locale that is sunny most of the year – ideal for studying outside or watching a number of college sporting events. The university has achieved ranking in college lists published by both Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report.
UTPB offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with three completion paths. The first is a generic (full 4-year) track for new students. The remaining two tracks are both RN-to-BSN-based, designed for students who are licensed registered nurses and have an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. One of these tracks takes place on campus while the other is 100% online. Sample courses within these degrees include:
- Transcultural Nursing
- Management Concepts
- Nursing Research and Quality Improvement Science
- Clinical Leadership
The BSN degree requires 120 to 124 credits. Students taking the generic track complete 55 credits of upper-division nursing courses across the final four semesters. Both RN to BSN tracks require 31 credits of nursing courses, in addition to other requirements – some partially met from credits granted for associate’s degree or diploma course work. The online RN to BSN track offers the added benefit of 8-week courses and multiple start dates, allowing students to complete their BSN within a minimum 12 months.