PVAMU Expands Nursing Program to RELLIS

Exterior rendering of the new RELLIS Campus.

In just a few weeks, Prairie View A&M University will begin offering its Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN-BSN) in Bryan, Texas. It is all part of the University’s new role in The Texas A&M University System’s innovative RELLIS campus.

“Students can graduate with an associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) and apply to our program,” said Program Coordinator Dr. Wynetta McMullin. “Classes will be offered in the traditional face-to-face method. Upon completion, these students will obtain a BSN, otherwise, a four-year degree from PVAMU.”

Registered nurses who apply to PVAMU’s RELLIS RN-BSN Program must meet the same prerequisites and degree requirements as generic or LVN-BSN students.

“Our RELLIS program is very beneficial to an AND graduate because they can slide right into the RN-BSN program and finish within two years depending on how many pre-requisites they have left to take,” said McMullin.

Students can apply through ApplyTexas.org by clicking on the PVAMU RELLIS location. Classes will begin August 27.

“We would like to see at least 10 to 15 students enrolled in this first cohort and more each semester after that,” said McMullin. “PVAMU’s College of Nursing has offered its RN-BSN Program since 1978. Our college is a fervent exemplar in educating professional nurses for now and the future. Our nursing graduates have extensively contributed to the quality and excellence in nursing and healthcare delivery throughout Texas, the nation, and the world.”

PVAMU will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Criminalistics Concentration at the RELLIS campus in the fall of 2019.

To find out more information about PVAMU RELLIS, visit pvamu.edu/RELLIS or RELLIS.tamus.edu.


-This story by Marchita Shilo originally appeared in Academic Insights.