As the cornerstone of healthcare across the country, nurses continue to be highly sought after healthcare professionals. 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. With professors who are leaders in their specialties and have the most advanced degrees, you will have the opportunity to work with faculty one-on-one in class, practice, service and research. TLU also has partnered with highly regarded local and regional hospitals and healthcare facilities to provide you with opportunities to practice in simulation and learning centers and provide actual nursing care.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing*
View the Course Catalog. Nursing program information will appear in the 2014-2015 catalog.
*Pending SACS and Texas Board of Nursing approval. Program expected to begin Fall 2014.
|Admission Criteria |
Application now available through March 15, 2014 for current TLU students and transfers already admitted ONLY.
- Must be fully admitted to TLU
- Must complete Admission Application for Nursing
- Must complete the TLU Core Curriculum and Nursing prerequisite courses
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; a grade of C or better in all science, math, and English courses
- Must have taken the TEAS®V within the last six weeks before admission deadline
- Must meet Texas Board of Nursing requirement to enroll in nursing program
- Must complete essay on reason for nursing as a career choice
- Must provide three letters of professional recommendations/references
Apply now for the TLU Nursing Program
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|Program Curriculum |
- COMP 131 English Composition I, COMP 132 English Composition II
- FREX 134 Exploring the Arts and Sciences
- BIOL 147 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 148 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 233 Pathophysiology*, BIOL 235 Principles of Nutrition, & BIOL 242 Microbiology
- MATH 133 College Algebra
- PRWB 130 Personal Well-Being
- CHEM 147 Chemistry for Health Professions*
- PSYC 131 Intro to Psychology, PSYC 236 Developmental Psychology
- THEO 133 Introduction to Theology
- COMM 374 Professional Speaking
- SOCI 130 Introduction to Sociology
- SPAN 131 Spanish Language and Culture I
- SPAN 133 Spanish for Health Professionals*
- HUMANITIES (6 hours)
- ARTS (6 hours)
- STAT 374 Statistics
*New courses beginning Spring 2014.
- NURS 330 Age-Span Health Assessment
- NURS 332 Fundamental Nursing Concepts & Practice
- NURS 334 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing I
- NURS 336 Health Care in 21st Century
- NURS 340 Complex Nursing Concepts & Practice I
- NURS 342 Behavioral Health Nursing
- NURS 344 Nursing Research
- NURS 430 Nursing of Childbearing Families
- NURS 432 Complex Nursing Concepts & Practice II
- NURS 434 Leadership & Management of Nursing Care
- NURS 440 Community Health Nursing
- NURS 442 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing II
- NURS 443 Capstone Nursing Leadership Practicum
- NURS 300-400 Nursing Elective
|Dr. Kathie Aduddell, EdD, MSN, RN|
Director of Nursing
Office: Krost 202
|Dr. Roxanne Arndt, PhD, MSN, RN|
|Dr. Amy Stoddard-Long, DNP, RN, CPNP|
|Prof. Cecilia Trinidad, MSN, RN|
Learn Boldly. Make a Difference.
|According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections for 2010-2020, the registered nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020.|
TLU's nursing program is fully integrated into all that the university has to offer, including residential housing, dining, athletic teams, study abroad programs and social clubs and organizations. TLU Nursing prepares students to become professional nurses ready to take the state licensing exam for registered nurses.
The January 2012 U.S. Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast presented a state-by-state analysis predicting the RN shortage to be most intense in the South and the West.