SAC to Offer New Program for Licensed Registered Nurses to Earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree

December 9, 2020

Office of Marketing & Strategic Communications

San Antonio College announced today that it will soon offer a new program leading to a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.

The first of its kind at Alamo Colleges, the “RN to BSN” program will enable licensed registered nurses who already have a two-year associate degree to complete a course of study resulting in a bachelor’s degree.

“This is a major milestone for us,” said SAC President Dr. Robert Vela. “RN to BSN will further enhance SAC’s reputation as a leader in nursing education and help us to be even more intentional in our mission to serve the San Antonio community.”

The bachelor of science in nursing degree program has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The commission has authorized a substantive change committee to visit the institution. The first cohort is projected for Fall 2021. 

Founded in 1967, SAC’s nursing program is the largest in San Antonio, offering students a two-year course of study to earn an associate of applied science degree in nursing.

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How long is the program?

The program will admit students once a year for the Fall semester. The BSN Program will take three consecutive semesters to complete. For example, if you are accepted and enroll to start in the fall you are expected to complete the degree plan at the end of the following summer semester.

Who is eligible?

Nurses who have current RN licensure.

What are the requirements to join the program?

Applicants who are graduates of the San Antonio College nursing department have first priority on admission. Nurses from the Bexar County service area who are not graduates from the San Antonio College nursing program will have second priority. All applicants must be in good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing and have an active nursing license. All prerequisite courses must be completed and applicants must  have earned transfer credit if individual is transferring from another institution.

The application requirements for the program include:

  • Completed the application online and submit all required documentation.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a C or higher in each course prior to applying to the program.
  • Provide evidence that license is unencumbered current for Texas or an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact RN License.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a previous instructor and one from current

employer on official letterhead. 

Do I have to apply to the program?

Yes, the application cycle for the first cohort Fall 2021 will be from February 1- March 1.  

Where can I find more information?

We are currently working on a webpage to provide additional information. By the end of December, there will be a survey link posted on the San Antonio College nursing department webpage for you to submit your contact information if you are interested in attending.  

Is the RN to BSN program available completely online?

The ADN Career Mobility Tract is a hybrid model. The BSN also will be a hybrid model with mostly online classes but some on campus assignments.