RN-BSN Articulation Track

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The flexible online RN to BSN track is designed for the career-oriented registered nurse seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The nurse must be a registered nurse (RN) with an active unencumbered nursing license.

Complete coursework in as few as 13 months.
(120 hours required)

Coursework Topics

Explore a broad range of nursing topics, including:
  • community nursing
  • evidence-based practice
  • holistic health assessment
  • nursing leadership
  • management courses

Start Dates:

March 19, 2018
Apply by February 19, 2018
June 4, 2018
Apply by May 7, 2018

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Our highly qualified faculty create structured, online learning through assignments, discussion boards, practicum and community-based service learning hours.


Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Lamar University
  • An Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS or ADN) degree or a Diploma in Nursing from an approved program.
  • Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher (students with a GPA of 2.4 to 2.49 may be accepted on a conditional basis).
    1. Grades below a "C" in nursing or co-requisite courses will not be accepted.
    2. Transfer credits will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Proof of current unencumbered license to practice professional nursing (RN) in the United States or approved United States territory.

Lamar University has been granted an exemption to offer online degree programs with the exception of a few states.


The RN-BSN Articulation Track requires all students to take 7 upper level nursing courses (including 1 Capstone course) in addition to co-requisite and Lamar University core courses.  The following is a list of our upper level courses.  

For a more detail list of the courses: RN-BSN Degree Plan

NURS 4321 Nursing Theories in Nursing and Online Education


NURS 4316 Comprehensive Holistic Health Assessment


NURS 4390 Nursing Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice


NURS 4540 Nursing Practice: Care of Communities


NURS 4620 Nursing Practice: Compromised Multiple Health States


NURS 4550 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management in the Healthcare System


NURS 4580 Synthesis in Professional Nursing (CAPSTONE)




Students in the RN-BSN Articulation Track will receive 29 credit hours to be awarded toward their BSN degree for nursing courses taken during the associate degree.

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Stacey Knight
Coordinator for the RN-BSN  and RN-MSN Articulation Tracks
Email: dishman.rnbsn@lamar.edu
Phone 409-880-8821