Nursing - BS, Second Degree BSN Track

The second degree (post baccalaureate) track is for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field of study. Acceptance into this track requires successful completion of prerequisite coursework prior to beginning upper division courses. All students will be required to complete core curriculum requirements if these were not met in the previous degree program. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

Students with a previous bachelor’s degree may apply to the traditional BSN track and must follow the same requirements as noted above. If they met a core curriculum at another Texas institution in their previous degree, it will be accepted for entry into the College of Nursing.

Upper Level Entry to the Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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;
  5. minimal academic history of repeats, withdraws or failures; and
  6. the personal interview, if requested.
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 432Relations in Healthcare: Teamwork and Communciation1
NURS 489Special Topics In...2
Total Semester Credit Hours62