Nursing - BS, Traditional BSN
The traditional track requires the successful completion of prerequisite coursework prior to beginning upper division courses. College counselors will be able to advise students regarding equivalencies to common course numbers. Information is also available regarding courses at www.tccns.org and through the Texas A&M Transfer Course Equivalency web page.
Upper Level Entry to the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Admission to the College of Nursing upper-level entry program is competitive. The student must have a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course and a recommended minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Students admitted to the program usually exceed this minimum requirement significantly, with higher grade point averages in all university courses, in core curriculum courses and in the science courses. Preference is given to students completing more than 50% of coursework in either Brazos, Williamson, Hidalgo and Angelina counties in the state of Texas. In addition, applicants are required to complete the HESI Admissions Assessment A2 exam within one year of the application deadline. Students may take the exam only one time per application cycle. The application includes the application, HESI score, personal statement, a transcript from every other college or university the student has attended and a high school transcript. Admission decisions are based on:
- the strength of the student’s academic background;
- HESI A2 score;
- the personal statement;
- the student’s achievements and accomplishments, with emphasis on volunteer work and activities in health care;
- minimal academic history of repeats, withdraws or failures; and
- the personal interview, if requested.
Internal Transfer Applicants
An Internal Transfer Applicant is a current Texas A&M University undergraduate in a non-nursing major who meets specific requirements to apply to the upper division sequence in Nursing. Meeting requirements does not guarantee admission, it only allows a student the opportunity to apply for a seat.
Students must submit the application available through the CON website no later than the published deadline in the term in which they are applying. Note: All academic information included on the application must be posted to and appear in a student's official record at Texas A&M.
External Transfer Applicants
A limited number of External Transfer Applicants from colleges and universities outside of Texas A&M University will be admitted.
Students on the Blinn TEAM and those participating in the PSA program must follow the external transfer process found here.
Prerequisites may be planned or in progress during the application cycle, but must be completed with a grade of "C" or better before the program start date. The courses may be completed at any regionally accredidted college or university.
English Comp I- 3 credit hours
English Comp II: Course that meets TAMU or sending institution core curriculum- 3 credit hours
American History/Government/Social and Behavioral Science
History- 6 credit hours
Political Science (federal or Texas)- 6 credit hours
Psychology- 3 credit hours
Life Span Growth and Development Psychology- 3 credit hours
Two courses selected from core curriculum- 6 credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences
Introductory Biology- 4 credit hours
Anatomy & Physiology I and II- 8 credit hours
Introductory or General Chemistry- 4 credit hours
Microbiology- 4 credit hours
Nutrition- 3 credit hours
Language, Philosophy and Culture: Philosophy (Intro or Ethics)- 3 credit hours
Creative Arts: Course that meets TAMU or sending insitution core curriculum
Proficiency in a foreign language is required. Can be met by taking two years of the same language in high school or college credit.
TAMU students must meet 9 hour science core requirement. KINE 120 may be required.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|NURS 305||Nursing Dimensions and Informatics||3|
|NURS 312||Introduction to Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 313||Nursing Fundamentals||5|
|NURS 314||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 315||Nursing and the Aged||3|
|NURS 316||Pharmacology Principles||3|
|NURS 320||Adult Nursing I||6|
|NURS 323||Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns||4|
|NURS 411||Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses||3|
|NURS 412||Care of Mental Heatlh Clients||4|
|NURS 413||Nursing Care of Children and Families||4|
|NURS 420||Adult Nursing II||6|
|NURS 421||Care of Community Health Clients||5|
|NURS 424||Professional Issues||2|
|NURS 430||Transition to Professional Nursing Practice||5|
|NURS 432||Relations in Healthcare: Teamwork and Communciation||1|
|NURS 489||Special Topics In...||2|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||62|