Pre-Nursing

Admission to the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a competitive process.  Students take University Studies and support courses before applying to the nursing program.  At this time, students are admitted once yearly in the Fall.  The deadline for application is in the mid May and published on the Nursing Department website.  Applications for the program are weighted  and ranked according to criteria such as overall GPA, GPA on support courses, a written narrative, and HESI A2 scores. The number of students admitted is dependent upon several factors:  faculty numbers, classroom space, and clinical facility space.   Students not selected for the BSN program may re-apply in subsequent years or may meet with an advisor to select an alternative major of their choice.

Required Courses
ENG 1301US-College Reading & Writing *3
ENG 1302GLB/US-Written Argument/Research *3
MATH 1314US-College Algebra *3
BSC 2401US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I *4
BSC 2402US-Hum Anatmy/Physiology II *4
HIST 1301History of the United States through Reconstruction *3
HIST 1302History of the United States From Reconstruction *3
PSCI 2301US-Princ of US and Tex Gov *3
PSCI 2302US/TX Gov; Insts & Pols *3
PSY 2301Introduction to Psychology *3
PHIL 360US-General Ethics *3
COMS 1315Fund of Public Speaking *3
or COMS 1321 Business/Prof Speaking
CHEM 1305Survey of General Chemistry *3
or CHEM 1311 General and Quantitative Chemistry I
Plus 3 sch Creative Arts *3
Nursing Support
BSC 254General Microbiology4
PSY 322Lifespan Development3
MATH 453Essentials of Statistics3-4
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or PSY 302 Psychological Statistics: Descriptive and Inferential
Total Hours54-55
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 This course can be used to satisfy the University Studies Requirement