Nursing - BSN, Traditional BSN

The traditional BSN track requires the successful completion of prerequisite coursework prior to beginning upper division courses. Academic advisors 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 webpage. This program is offered in Round Rock, TX and Bryan, TX.

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 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. Applicants are required to complete the HESI Admissions Assessment A2 exam and achieve a minimum score of 75% in each required section. 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 attributes and experiences, to include community service, leadership, work experience and activities in health care; and
  5. 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 course sequence in Nursing. Meeting requirements does not guarantee admission, but allows a student the opportunity to apply for entry to the nursing program.

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 107
or Introductory Biology I
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
American history 1 3
Communication 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 2,3 3
Select one of the following: 2 4
Molecular Science for Citizens
and Molecular Science for Citizens Laboratory
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory
Fundamentals of Chemistry I  
Fundamentals of Chemistry II  
American history 1 3
Communication 1 3
Mathematics 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2,3,4
or Biomedical Anatomy
NFSC 222 Nutrition for Health and Health Care 2 3
Creative arts 1 3
Government/Political science 1 3
Mathematics 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 320
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2,3,4
or Biomedical Physiology I
PHIL 111
Contemporary Moral Issues
or Introduction to Philosophy
Select one of the following: 2 4
Introductory Microbiology  
Fundamentals of Microbiology  
Biomedical Microbiology  
Government/Political science 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
NURS 312 Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
NURS 313 Nursing Fundamentals 5
NURS 314 Health Assessment 3
NURS 316 Pharmacology Principles 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
NURS 305 Nursing Dimensions and Informatics 3
NURS 320 Adult Nursing I 6
NURS 411 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 412 Care of Mental Health Clients 4
NURS 424 Professional Issues 2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
NURS 323 Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns 4
NURS 420 Adult Nursing II 6
NURS 434 Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 315 Nursing and the Aged 3
NURS 413 Nursing Care of Children and Families 4
NURS 421 Care of Community Health Clients 5
 Semester Credit Hours12
NURS 430 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 5
 Semester Credit Hours5
 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.