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Nursing Degree Program

There's Never Been a More Urgent Call
Degree Options:
  • Major (BSN)

Nurses care. Nurses heal. Nurses listen. Nurses are there when we’re at our most vulnerable—when we’re sick and scared and unsure what to do next.

But that’s just the beginning. Nurses teach entire communities how to protect their health. They conduct medical research. They shape healthcare policy. They run hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and clinics. They advocate for their patients and their patients’ rights.

Nurses do everything they’re called to do. And at Texas Lutheran University, nurses begin their journey toward changing the world.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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TLU Nursing by the Numbers

More than 90% first-time NCLEX pass rate
25-30 Average class size in program
945 Hours of hands-on training, simulation, and clinical experience
>95% Percentage of nursing students who are employed within 12 months of graduation

What to Expect as a TLU Nursing Student

Most of your nursing education happens during your junior and senior years—i.e., the 60 credit hours that constitute the BSN program. Here’s what makes earning your nursing degree at TLU unique.

Small Class Size

Our nursing classes are as small as possible. With an average class size of 30, you’ll get more hands-on experience in the field and more one-on-one time with our faculty.

Even Smaller Clinical Groups

You will be assigned to a clinical group of 6-10 fellow nursing students. With clinical groups this small, you’ll have more direct interaction with your instructors.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Nursing is constantly evolving. That’s why you’ll practice your skills in TLU’s modern, cutting-edge simulation labs—allowing you to step immediately into your career upon graduation.

Real-World Experience

We believe in hands-on learning. And because TLU sits in the middle of one of the country’s fastest-growing regions, you’ll have the opportunity to study in hospitals and clinics across Central Texas. Our students complete their clinicals at top health care providers in Comal, Bexar, and Guadalupe counties with hospitals like Christus Santa Rosa, Methodist Hospital, University Hospital, Resolute New Braunfels, and Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.

Career Ready at Graduation

More than 90 percent of TLU nursing students pass the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt, and more than 95% are employed within six months of graduation. Since 2016, TLU's Cumulative NCLEX pass rate is 92% and the 2021 NCLEX pass rates for 2021 are 91.67%, putting TLU in the top 30% of reporting universities in Texas. More than 95% of students are employed at graduation and the program offers numerous internship and residency opportunities for senior nursing students or graduates.


Every student at TLU can choose to work with a professor to conduct undergraduate research. As a nursing student, you’ll have the chance to explore—and even transform—critical issues in healthcare and medicine.


The nursing program at Texas Lutheran University is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our nursing graduates are poised to move quickly into their careers after graduation.

Careers in Nursing

There are dozens of careers in the nursing field. Here are a few of the most common and in-demand careers you can pursue when you graduate from TLU.

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