Nursing

BSN-prepared registered nurses continue to be highly sought after healthcare professionals.

Apply now to begin classes Fall 2017. The Nursing Application deadline is January 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.

TLU's Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) gives students the necessary education, training and hands-on opportunities to earn a degree in this rapidly growing profession.

You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one in class, practice, service and research with faculty who are leaders in their specialty. In addition, TLU has partnered with highly regarded local and regional hospitals and healthcare facilities to provide you with additional learning opportunities.


Pre-Nursing Bootcamp

July 18 – 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in KROST 311

Presented by: Amie Bedgood, MSN, RN

At the completion of this workshop the student will be able to:

  • Identify individual learning style in order to enhance learning in nursing school.
  • Develop tools for time management and effective study skills in nursing school.
  • Enhance test-taking strategies for computer testing.
  • Comprehend technology used in nursing school.

Cost: $150

RSVP to Tammy Morales, Administrative Nursing Coordinator at tmorales@tlu.edu by July 1, 2016.



The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.



The mission of the Department of Nursing at TLU is to provide exemplary undergraduate nursing programs that promote academic excellence, serve as leaders and a community resource in the provision of services to consumers and agencies in collaboration with other disciplines, and participate in scholarly pursuits to enhance the evidence base of the nursing profession.

The department offers a curriculum that is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The TLU baccalaureate nursing program, a competitive entry program with limited space, has two tracks: the pre-licensure BSN track and the RN to BSN track.

The pre-licensure BSN track is for students who wish to major in nursing as an undergraduate student. Graduates of this nursing track are eligible for Texas state licensure after successfully completing the requirements from the Texas Board of Nursing and passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX®-RN).

The RN to BSN track provides an opportunity for registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing to advance their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of this track will have the opportunity to expand and enrich their professional career in nursing and meet the growing demand in the workforce for RNs with BSN degrees.

Emphasis for both tracks is placed on preparing the baccalaureate professional nurse for the 21st century in a variety of healthcare settings as they care for patients across the lifespan and health-illness continuum. In addition, graduates will be prepared to continue their education in graduate programs in specialized nursing fields.

For further information, or to make an appointment with the director, contact us:

Department of Nursing
830-372-6900
nursing@tlu.edu

Tammy Morales
Administrative Coordinator
830-372-6314
tmorales@tlu.edu

  • Goals & Program Outcomes

    The Department of Nursing’s goals for graduates include educating students at the baccalaureate level as a generalist in professional nursing practice; ensuring graduates are competent to take the national licensing examination for professional registered nurses and able to practice professional nursing in the 21st century in a variety of healthcare settings as they care for patients across the lifespan and health-illness continuum; and, preparing students to continue their education in graduate programs in specialized fields within the discipline of nursing.

    Upon completion of the BSN Program, graduates will:

    1. Synthesize knowledge from a general undergraduate education including humanities, mathematics, social and natural science, nursing science, and the art and ethics of caring as a foundation for providing holistic nursing care.
    2. Practice competent, safe patient-centered care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations along the health-illness continuum and across the lifespan within a variety of multicultural environments and settings.
    3. Utilize servant leadership skills within a collaborative approach to critically examine and continuously improve healthcare delivery systems, with emphasis on safety, quality, and fiscal accountability within the inter-professional healthcare team.
    4. Demonstrate the use of research, conceptual/theoretical models, and critical reasoning when translating evidence into nursing practice.
    5. Apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care within a rapidly changing, highly technological environment.
    6. Incorporate appropriate local, state, national, and global healthcare policies within the financial and regulatory environments related to healthcare and nursing.
    7. Demonstrate effective communication skills, including collaboration, negotiation and conflict management, within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
    8. Assume responsibility and accountability for professionalism, including lifelong learning, professional ethics and development, integrity, and social justice in the practice of nursing.

Major in Nursing for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

Pre-Licensure BSN Track

RN to BSN Track

   

Why TLU?

With an average class size of 30 students or less and specific clinical groups of six to eight students, TLU nursing majors are able to receive hands-on practice in state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical experience in various healthcare organizations and agencies. Throughout the program, students develop technical skills, professional competencies and critical thinking/decision-making as part of the hallmark of professional nursing practice. Clinical practice sites are selected from many hospitals, healthcare agencies and community institutions in the local community and the greater San Antonio area based on their suitability to meet the educational needs of students.

Nursing Faculty

Kathie Aduddell

Nursing Director, Professor

Amie Bedgood

Instructor, Nursing

Whitney R. Bischoff

Assoc. Professor

Kimberly Griffith

Instructor, Nursing

Amy Long

Asst. Professor

Cecilia Trinidad

Instructor, Nursing

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Want to know more?

Come check out the nursing facility and speak with faculty and admissions counselors about the program, curriculum and application process.

     

Schedule a visit with TLU Nursing

    

Pre-Nursing students seeking admission for Fall 2016: Changes have been made to the General Education Requirement. Contact the Nursing Department at 830-372-6314 for more information.

TLU BSN Facts

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections for 2010-2020, the registered nursing workforce is one of the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2020.
  • The Texas Board of Nursing officially approved the TLU BSN program in April 2014.
  • Boards of Nursing are state governmental agencies that are responsible for the regulation of nursing practice. To ensure public protection, boards of nursing require a candidate for licensure to pass an exam that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level nurse.