Nursing - BSN, 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. This program is offered in Bryan, TX.

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 public 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 experiences and attributes, to include community service, leadership, work experience and activities in health care; and
  5. academic history of repeats, withdraws or failures.
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
Mathematics 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
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 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
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 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Term available to students unable to complete 59 hours of general education courses in previous 4 terms  
 Semester Credit Hours0
NURS 305 Nursing Dimensions and Informatics 3
NURS 312 Introduction to Pathophysiology 3
NURS 313 Nursing Fundamentals 5
NURS 314 Health Assessment 3
NURS 316 Pharmacology Principles 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
NURS 320 Adult Nursing I 6
NURS 411 Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses 3
NURS 412 Care of Mental Health Clients 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
NURS 315 Nursing and the Aged 3
NURS 434 Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality 2
NURS 420 Adult Nursing II 6
NURS 421 Care of Community Health Clients 5
 Semester Credit Hours16
NURS 323 Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns 4
NURS 413 Nursing Care of Children and Families 4
NURS 424 Professional Issues 2
NURS 430 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 5
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120