Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-to-BSN (BSN)


Program Objective

Do you desire advancement or leadership in nursing? Do you want higher-level skills to respond better to the demands of today’s evolving healthcare system? San Jacinto College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program may be perfect for you!

The one-year BSN program is for the working registered nurse (RN with an associate degree) who wants to advance within the profession. The program follows an eight-week course model, building on previous education and experience while providing face-to-face and distance learning opportunities that accommodate an employed RN’s schedule.

The BSN program will be learner-centered, focusing on student engagement, self-directed learning, and appreciative inquiry. The program’s primary concepts include:

  • Community health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Public and global health policy
  • Informatics
  • Leadership

Enrollment For Fall, 2021: (Application period February 1 – June 30, 2021)

Career Opportunities and Earning Potential  

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, approximately 44 percent of hospitals and other healthcare employers require new nurses to possess a BSN degree, while employers overall express a “strong preference” for nurses with BSNs.

BSN nurses have better professional opportunities, enhanced credibility, and increased earning potential. They are also eligible for multiple opportunities, including direct patient care, educator, management, and public health nursing, and may specialize in various inpatient/outpatient services.


Fast Facts About the Program

Type: Academic 

Location: Central campus

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

Duration: One year, after core courses 


BSN Information Sessions

  • To attend an online ZOOM meeting, please reserve your ZOOM session time by emailing (request zoom information the week of attending session)

  • Enrollment For Fall: (Application period February 1 – June 30, 2021)
Date Day Time Location
10/21/2020 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 am  via Zoom
11/18/2020 Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 pm via Zoom
12/09/2020 Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm  via Zoom












Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ( ACEN) Status:

This nursing education program is a Candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

RN-to-BSN End of Program Outcomes:

  • Promote the practice of professional nursing through advocacy and leadership activities while functioning within the nurse’s legal and ethical scope of practice.
  • Synthesize comprehensive assessment data to identify problems, formulate goals, and develop plan(s) of care for patients, families, populations, and communities using evidence-based practice and published research.
  • Formulate goals and outcomes using an evidenced-based and theoretical analysis of available data to reduce patient and community risk..
  • Integrate the use of multiple referral resources and technology in monitoring and promoting quality health care by considering cost, effectiveness and efficiency of care, continuity and continuum of care, and health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.