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Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science Nursing RN-BSN

spring 2018 UHCL RN-BSN Graduates

Earn Your Degree On Your Time

University of Houston-Clear Lake's RN-BSN program is customized for working nursing professionals. You can choose from full-time and part-time course options to work around your busy schedule and earn your degree at your own pace.

Delivered in a blended face-to-face and online format, courses are taught by dedicated faculty at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland in the morning, afternoon and early evenings one or two days per week to meet your scheduling needs. If you are on the full-time track, you can complete the program and earn your degree in as few as two semesters, or part-time in as many as six semesters.

Become a Nurse Leader in a Cutting-Edge Facility

UHCL’s new Health Sciences and Classroom Building at UHCL Pearland sets the ideal environment to get hands-on training that prepares you to excel in the delivery of safe and effective care. In addition to classrooms and study rooms, the new facility includes a nursing simulation and skills lab, as well as labs for chemistry and biology.

Expand your horizons beyond clinical nursing with curriculum that gives you extensive background in evidence-based practice, patient safety, legal issues, ethical standards, technology integration, community health, health care systems and policy trends to be an innovative leader in the future of health care. In the program, you analyze issues in nursing practice that are essential for providing management and leadership in nursing care. UHCL prepares you to achieve higher levels of critical thinking and clinical reasoning to meet the challenges of the evolving healthcare demands.

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Admission Requirements

The RN to BSN program is designed specifically for licensed registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. The RN-BSN degree plan is offered two days of the week in a face to face classroom experience. The full-time program can be completed in three to five semesters.

  • RN-BSN Requirements and Deadlines
  • Admission Requirements
    • An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or AAS) or Diploma in Nursing
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college course work attempted
    • Complete Anatomy and Physiology I, II and Microbiology with a grade of C or better and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Complete all lower level nursing courses with a grade of C or better and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • A current unencumbered Texas RN License (verification from Texas Board of Nursing website)
  • Application Materials
    • Apply online and pay a non-refundable $45 application fee for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants.
    • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended. To expedite processing, request transcripts be sent electronically. Hand-delivered transcripts should not be more than 60 days old and in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. International applicants should review the Office of International Admissions website for additional details of application requirements.
    • Verification of Licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing to practice as an RN in Texas will be verified by the Nursing Office after application, transcript(s) and fee payments have been received. This document should not be submitted online through your To-Do List in E-services.
  • Deadline
    • Application for admission into the RN-BSN Program follow the same guideline as the University of Houston-Clear Lake general admissions dates for fall and spring semesters. For additional information, please visit the admissions website page at
  • Address

    Please send your documents to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Please request your official transcripts be electronically sent to UHCL. This will ensure faster processing of application.

For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at the Pearland Campus at or 281-212-1690.

Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

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Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    Priority - January 5
    Final - January 15
  • Summer 2021
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline, the application will be extended to January 11th on ApplyTexas for Transfer students. Starting January 12th all transfer students interested in applying for Spring 2021 will need to have all official documents (transcripts from every college or university attended and application fee) in hand and will need to complete a paper application. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.

*UHCL does not accept students for summer.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Accreditations and Distinctions


The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science Nursing RN-BSN Faculty

Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-212-1627
Office: HSCB 226

Faculty Bio

Sandra Jenkins

Sandra Jenkins

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-212-1626
Office: Pearland HSB 228

Faculty Bio

Additional Information

UHCL RN-BSN Graduation and Job Placement Assessment Data

Completion Rate

  • 100 % for 2015-2016 (Fall and Spring) Graduates

Job Placement Rate

  • 100% for Spring 2016 Graduates
  • 100% for Fall 2015 Graduates