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Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADN-BSN)

General Information

Applicants with an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) should apply through the university’s external transfer admission process: Click here to Apply for Transfer Admission.

For Current ADN-BSN Students

Recent studies have shown that having nurses with higher levels of education greatly improves healthcare outcomes for patients and prepares nurses to lead interprofessional teams in a variety of clinical settings. With this in mind, many hospitals hire a higher percentage of BSN-prepared nurses and require their ADN-prepared nurses to go back to school for their bachelor’s degree in nursing. The ADN-BSN program at UT-Austin offers students an innovative and convenient pathway to complete the BSN at one of the top-ranked programs in the country, with a mix of practicum, on-campus classes and online coursework. 

The ADN-BSN program is designed with flexibility for the working nurse, including:

An Investment in your Future and the Profession of Nursing.

An Investment in your Future and the Profession of Nursing.

  • Full-Time or Part-Time coursework options; some online coursework available; classes scheduled on one to two days per week.
  • Credit for ADN Nursing coursework is applied to the BSN through Field of Study transfer credit or credit by NLN mobility exams (which are required for ADNs who graduated before 2004 or outside of Texas).
  • After completion of general education prerequisite courses, only 12 upper division nursing courses are required. (Prerequisites can be completed at community college or university, credit by exam, or correspondence course). One-third of the required professional sequence upper-division nursing courses are available on-line.

Important Forms/Documents

All files are in PDF format.