BSN-prepared registered nurses continue to be highly sought after healthcare professionals. Major in Nursing for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Pre-Licensure BSN Track

With an average class size of 30 students or less and specific clinical groups of six to ten students, 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.

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. Students 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. The deadline for submitting an application for the pre-licensure BSN program is August 15 at midnight for the spring semester and January 30 at midnight for the fall semester.

The department's mission 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 BSN. The baccalaureate nursing program is a pre-licensure BSN track 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).

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

  • 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.
  • Upcoming Information Sessions/Open House Events for BSN Applicants

    During an open house, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the BSN nursing program and how to apply, tour the facilities and active learning environment, and interact with nursing faculty and staff. Contact the TLU Department of Nursing for more information or to RSVP at (830) 372-6314 or (830) 732-6900 or email

    Prospective students also have the option to set up a personalized visit with the Office of Admissions that fits their schedule. 

    Schedule an individual visit now.

  • TEAS® V Exam Dates

    What is the TEAS® Exam?

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) by ATI is used by many nursing programs to determine an applicant’s readiness for admission. The exam consists of academic content in general college coursework.The applicant must enroll and take the examination during the exam window. A minimum score of proficient is required for admission into the nursing program. Tests sections include reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, mathematics, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. This assessment exam is offered several times at Texas Lutheran University or you may go to to find a location.

  • TEAS Prep Program Information

    Please contact the Department of Nursing at 830-372-6314 or for more information or to register for a session.

  • Scholarships

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

Department of Nursing  
(830) 372-6900 or (830) 372-6314

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Nursing Faculty

Amie Bedgood

Instructor, Nursing

Whitney R. Bischoff

Assoc. Professor

Kimberly Griffith

Assistant Professor

Carolyn Lewis

Nursing Director, Professor

Amy Long

Assistant Professor

Quanza Mooring

Asst. Professor

Cecilia Trinidad

Instructor, Nursing

Russell Zaiontz

Assistant Professor

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  • 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.