Nursing - BSN, 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 3.2 (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. Applicants are required to complete the HESI Admissions Assessment A2 exam. Admission requirements include the application, HESI score, personal statement, and transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended. 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; and
- minimal academic history of repeats, withdraws or failures.
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 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 participating in Program for Transfer Admission (PTA) must follow the external transfer process found here.
|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 434||Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality||2|
|College and University Requirements|
|BIOL 111||Introductory Biology I||4|
|or BIOL 107||or Zoology|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|BIOL 319||Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|or VIBS 305||or Biomedical Anatomy|
|BIOL 320||Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|or VTPP 423||or Biomedical Physiology I|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry I|
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
|Fundamentals of Chemistry II|
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
|Molecular Science for Citizens|
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
|General Chemistry for Engineering Students|
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory
|NFSC 222||Nutrition for Health and Health Care||3|
|PHIL 111||Contemporary Moral Issues||3|
|or PHIL 251||or Introduction to Philosophy|
|PSYC 107||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 307||Developmental Psychology||3|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
See advisor for acceptable courses.
Proficiency in a foreign language is required. Can be met by taking two years of the same language in high school or college credit.
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 accredited college or university.