Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science Nursing B.S.N.

Choose Your Track

The RN-BSN program at University of Houston-Clear Lake is customized for you. We understand that you might be working and cannot commit to a full-time program. That's why we know you need flexibility and choices. We offer both full-time (where you take 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester) and part-time enrollment.

For your convenience, all nursing courses will be offered in a block format: morning, afternoon and early evenings at the UHCL Pearland Campus. Nursing courses are taught face-to-face and offered one or two days per week, dependent upon the track you've chosen. If you're on the full-time track, it is expected that you will be able to 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

We are focused on expanding your horizons and giving you a much more extensive background in evidence-based practice, patient safety, legal issues, ethical standards, technology integration, health care systems and policies trends. The RN-to-BSN program at UHCL will provide you with crucial training in key areas such as communication, leadership and critical thinking.

You will gain knowledge necessary for effectively managing the complex and ever-changing future of health care delivery. You will be provided with opportunities to analyze a variety of issues in professional nursing practice that are essential for providing management and leadership in nursing care in various settings across the health care continuum and in a variety of settings.

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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 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in 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 1

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

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

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus 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

University of Houston-Clear Lake Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree program is fully 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 B.S.N. Faculty

Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

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

Contact number: 281-212-1627
Office: Pearland 142

Faculty Bio

Sandra Jenkins

Sandra Jenkins

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-282-1625
Office: Pearland 143

Faculty Bio

Shatoi King

Shatoi King

Lecturer of Nursing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-1625
Office: Pearland Campus 210

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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