|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|General Education Requirements 1|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1302||Composition II||3|
|MATH 1342||Elementary Statistical Methods||3|
|BIOL 2401||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2402||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Select three hours of Humanities||3|
|Visual and Performing Arts-050|
|Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts||3|
|HIST 1301||United States History I||3|
|HIST 1302||United States History II||3|
|GOVT 2305||Federal Government||3|
|GOVT 2306||Texas Government||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences-080|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|BIOL 2421||Microbiology for Science Majors||4|
|Transfer Nursing Courses by Validation/Articulation||30|
|SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Choose one of the following|
|SPCH 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|or SPCH 1315||Public Speaking|
|or SPCH 1321||Business & Professional Communication|
|PSYC 2314||Lifespan Growth & Development||3|
|NURS 3300||Professional Role Transitions||3|
|NURS 3307||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 3304||Nursing Research||3|
|NURS 3317||Pathophysiology for the Registered Nurse||3|
|NURS 4405||Care of Individuals and Families||4|
|NURS 4506||Community Health||5|
|NURS 3330||Nursing Care of Older Adults||3|
|NURS 4410||Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse||4|
|NURS 4212||Professional Issues for the Registered Nurse||2|
|Any Level Electives||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.
Course Information and Schedule
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Program Entry Requirements
General Education and Course Requirements
Texas A&M University-Central Texas is an upper-level university, therefore, the core curriculum/general education courses and non-nursing courses must be taken at another institution. Core curricula may also be accepted from other institutions.
Program Admissions Requirements
- Admission to A&M-Central Texas;
- Have a current unencumbered Texas Registered Nurse’s (RN) license; and
- Have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher with a "C" or higher in the general education and support science courses.
How to Apply for Admissions
- Submit the Application to the Nursing Program
- Submit a reference form (Nursing Handbook Appendix A). The reference form validates safe and recent practice experience as a registered nurse within the last three years prior to acceptance. Or, submit a form from a nursing faculty member if graduation was in the past year and you have not practiced as a registered nurse. Alternatively, applicants may complete a RN refresher course.
- Submit unofficial transcript(s) for review in applying to the program. Official transcript(s) must be submitted to the university for all courses to be transferred in for credit. Provide official copies of transcript(s) from each previously attended college or university. See the "Official College Transcripts" page for additional details.
- Prior to enrolling in the program, applicants must complete all non-nursing courses listed in the degree requirements. Exception of up to six semester credit hours may be made in consultation with program faculty.
- International applicants and applicants with foreign credentials must adhere to additional requirements.
Students may progress in the program when the following conditions are met:
- Successful completion of required nursing and non-nursing courses with a minimum grade of C.
- Transfer students from other programs must complete a minimum of 30 hours from A&M-Central Texas.
- Students must request permission to repeat a nursing course due to failure or withdrawal.
A. A letter of petition must be written to the nursing department chair and must include:
- The reason for withdrawal or failure to successfully complete the course.
- Steps which the student will take to ensure successful completion of the course when repeated.
- Date corrective steps will be completed.
B. The department chair will take into consideration:
- The student’s overall academic performance, GPA on required courses, and review the transcript for a pattern of withdrawals, and the number of repeated courses.
- The student’s plans for corrective action and reasons for failure. The feasibility of the plan is also assessed.
- The student file, to determine adherence to the program standards and performance in the present or previous courses.
C. If permission is granted to repeat a course, it will be on a space available basis.
- Students who have an interruption--as defined as an inability to achieve a passing grade, withdrawal, or non-enrollment--must gain permission before taking any nursing course.
- The Division of Student Affairs, along with the Nursing Program Director, evaluates the student’s request for readmission or to retake any nursing course.
- The student’s general academic history, nursing course grades, and potential for success will be considered. Readmission or permission to retake any course is based on professional judgment and space availability.
- Students who withdraw from a course or courses or receive a grade below a “C” should follow the procedure in the Progression Policy.
- After lapse of one long semester, students wishing to return to the program
A. Must notify the Nursing Program Director
B. Must submit a physician’s clearance in order to return to classes if the absence was due to a health problem
C. Must meet with a nursing faculty member prior to registering to develop a degree completion plan
D. If the student has been out two long semesters or more, the student must also:
- Submit an updated Application to the Nursing Program
- Adhere to the most current catalog requirements
- Fulfill any requirements specified by the Nursing Program Director
- Complete the Nursing Program within five (5) calendar years from their initial enrollment
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
- Examine from historical and contemporary perspectives, including the philosophy and theoretical foundations that define nursing practice.
- Collect and evaluate evidence-based practice findings to improve nursing practice.
- Develop the skills to complete a comprehensive health assessment of an individual of any age.
- Understand the pathophysiological basis for disease processes in adults and children.
- Identify the use of nursing informatics from multiple perspectives within nursing practice.
- Apply research for critical thinking in case management, integration of pathophysiology, psychosocial, cultural and professional values.
- Analyze a real work problem and develop a proposed solution using the concepts of leadership and management.
- Define personal, professional and cultural values as influences upon nursing practice.
- Develop learning objectives for a knowledge-based nursing intervention to maintain, restore, and promote health of individuals and families.
- Integrate assessment, data analysis, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills to direct sensitive care of older adults.
- Assess the environment of care and the needs of vulnerable populations in community settings.
- Identify means by which professional nurses affect quality of health care delivery based on political, legal, ethical, and policy issues.
Click here to view the handbook for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.