MINE Option: Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing

RN Option

The Mobility in Nursing Education (MINE) option is designed for registered nurses (ADN or diploma) as an alternative and accelerated educational program for the baccalaureate degree. The curriculum is constructed to augment prior learning and professional experiences of the RN. The program is offered totally on-line to allow the RN the opportunity to attend school while still working. Clinical experiences in NURS 4501 and NURS 4631 are structured to enhance previous learning and develop higher levels of critical thinking as a BSN prepared registered nurse.

The curriculum flow is designed for the RN to complete the degree requirements in 12 months of full time study (2 regular academic semesters and 1 summer). Part time study is an option for those who cannot take a full semester of course work. All the RN-BSN courses are web based and offered every semester.

The RN enrolled in the MINE option is awarded 30 SCH of advanced placement credit with successful completion of all requirements. For the RN seeking to graduate with honors, an additional 15 SCH must be taken in order to meet the University requirement of completing 45 SCH at UT Tyler to graduate with honors (see graduation with honors requirements). If the RN applicant wishes to transfer a nursing course from another university that is equivalent to those required at UT Tyler, they must notify the pre-nursing advisor and consideration will be made as to course equivalency.

RN-BSN/MSN Licensure Requirement

All Registered Nurses in the MINE track must have a current, active license in the state in which they reside and practice in order to be eligible to complete the required curriculum.

Semester I (12 hrs.)

NURS 3303Pathophysiology of Acute Care

NURS 3312Health Assessment for Registered Nurses

NURS 3415Professional Development for the RN

NURS 4212Gerontological Nursing

Semester II (11 hrs.)

NURS 3333Evidence-Based Decision Making

NURS 4234Issues in Professional Nursing

NURS 4631Nursing Leadership and Management

Summer (8 hrs.)

NURS 4501Community Nursing

Upper-Division Elective (3 hrs.)

Upper-division elective: must be taken at UT Tyler to meet residency requirements.