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 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:

  1. the strength of the student’s academic background;
  2. HESI A2 score;
  3. the personal statement;
  4. the student’s achievements and accomplishments, with emphasis on volunteer work and activities in health care; and
  5. 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.

NURS 305Nursing Dimensions and Informatics3
NURS 312Introduction to Pathophysiology3
NURS 313Nursing Fundamentals5
NURS 314Health Assessment3
NURS 315Nursing and the Aged3
NURS 316Pharmacology Principles3
NURS 320Adult Nursing I6
NURS 323Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns4
NURS 411Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses3
NURS 412Care of Mental Heatlh Clients4
NURS 413Nursing Care of Children and Families4
NURS 420Adult Nursing II6
NURS 421Care of Community Health Clients5
NURS 424Professional Issues2
NURS 430Transition to Professional Nursing Practice5
NURS 434Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality2
College and University Requirements
American history6
Creative arts3
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
or BIOL 107   or Zoology 
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Microbiology
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Biomedical Microbiology
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
or VIBS 305   or Biomedical Anatomy 
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
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 222Nutrition for Health and Health Care3
PHIL 111Contemporary Moral Issues3
or PHIL 251   or Introduction to Philosophy 
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 307Developmental Psychology3
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Foreign Language

Proficiency in a foreign language is required. Can be met by taking two years of the same language in high school or college credit.

Prerequisite Courses

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.