A Professor Perspective of the RN to BSN Program at TTUHSC

One Professor Explains How the program is Improving the Nursing Practice

Kathleen Kearney

Kathleen Kearney, JD, MSN, RN

We recently highlighted the benefits and flexibility of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. By combining the flexibility of online classes and the expertise of TTUHSC’s faculty and staff, we are able to offer this highly sought-after degree program to take your nursing career to the next level.

Kathleen Kearney, JD, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor in the program. She shares her perspective and routine as a faculty member.

“As a telecommuting assistant professor, I usually work from my home in Dallas and travel to campus in Lubbock for faculty meetings and graduation, which will resume when it's safe to do so,” Kearney explained. “A typical day involves facilitating online courses, grading, recording videos and talking or emailing with students and other faculty.”

Kearney says she thoroughly enjoys interacting with the students.

“Every semester, I look forward to learning about the real-life experiences of our students and how the RN to BSN program is improving their nursing practice,” she said. “Our students graduate as even better patient advocates than when they arrived.”

Kearney recommends this program to all nurses who want to take the next step in their careers.


MSN Expressway Program

Another exciting option for BSN students is the MSN Expressway program, an easy and convenient transition for students who wish to pursue an MSN in Education or Administration. RN to BSN students can start the application process during the first semester of enrollment. Through the MSN Expressway, students can pursue a master’s degree predominantly from the comfort of their computer or place of their choosing.


Take the Next Step

The TTUHSC School of Nursing RN to BSN program allows nurses to elevate their career to the next level. Our faculty are ready to build on prior nursing experience by examining new trends and theories, exploring critical issues, emphasizing applicable professional nursing practices and incorporating concepts of holistic care.

“We are thrilled so many registered nurses choose our RN to BSN Program, and I am honored to be a part of their journey,” Kearney said.


Learn more! 

School of Nursing


The School of Nursing began in 1979 with the development of the first nationally accredited Continuing Nursing Education Program in Texas.

With campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas and the Permian Basin, the school offers a variety of programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • RN to BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • Veteran to BSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post Master's
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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