Application Deadline: February 15 for fall admission
Application Available: All year round
Length of Program: 1-1.5 years
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Part-Time Study Available? YES
Distance Learning Available? 4 web-based courses offered and 8 face-to-face courses offered
ADN-BSN Admission Requirements | ADN-BSN Application Procedures
About the ADN-BSN
The ADN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing who want to advance in the profession. The completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) is the gateway to graduate-level education and advanced practice nursing roles.
The ADN-BSN program is flexible in order to accommodate the working nurse’s schedule:
- Prerequisites can be taken at a university or community college.
- Prerequisites can be taken through correspondence, extension, or distance education with prior approval.
- Credit-by-exam and transfer credit are available for some previous nursing coursework. Please note that exams are offered twice a year in July and November, and students must be registered for the exams 6 weeks prior to exam date.
- Full-time or part-time enrollment is available.
- Most upper-division courses are scheduled on two consecutive days.
- Six credit hours of graduate coursework may be taken in the final semester of the ADN-BSN program and reserved for a graduate degree.
Students who are completing the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Austin Community College and who have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their last semester of course work, and meet all of the University’s admission requirements, including the University’s general education requirements will be admitted to the BSN program. Credit hours earned at ACC will be accepted to meet General Education credit requirements and Field of Study nursing course credits (up to 35 hours). The remaining upper-division course requirements in Nursing (33 hours) can be completed in 2 semesters or scheduled to be completed in 2 or more semesters. Full or part-time study is available.
All prospective students are encouraged to meet with the ADN-BSN advisor for an individualized review of transcripts and assistance with admission and program planning. To schedule an appointment, please call the Student Affairs Office at 512-232-4780.
Students who graduated from the State of Texas Community system in the year 2004 and after will receive 35 credits of upper division nursing courses referred to as FIELD OF STUDY TRANSFER CREDIT.
Students who graduated from a non-Texas community college or from institutions outside the United States must take the NLN MOBILITY EXAMS. Successful completion of the exams earns 35 credits equivalent to specific upper division UT Nursing courses that are required for the ADN to BSN program. NLN MOBILITY exams are administered through the UT Center for Teaching and Learning each July and November. Registration and payment for these exams is required six weeks prior to the test date.
All files are in PDF format.
- ADN-BSN Prerequisite Courses
- ADN-BSN Application
- If you anticipate graduating from the ADN-BSN program at UT Austin by May 2016, please use the ADN-BSN Degree Plan 2008 – 2010
- If you anticipate graduating from the ADN-BSN program at UT Austin AFTER May 2016, please use the ADN-BSN Degree Plan 2010 - 2012