B.S. Nursing

General Education Requirements 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
Natural Sciences-030
BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II4
Select three hours of Humanities3
Visual and Performing Arts-050
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
University Option-090
BIOL 2421Microbiology for Science Majors4
Program Requirements
Transfer Nursing Courses by Validation/Articulation30
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3
Choose one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth & Development3
NURS 3300Professional Role Transitions3
NURS 3307Health Assessment3
NURS 3304Nursing Research3
NURS 3317Pathophysiology for the Registered Nurse3
NURS 4405Care of Individuals and Families4
NURS 4506Community Health5
NURS 3330Nursing Care of Older Adults3
NURS 4410Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse4
NURS 4212Professional Issues for the Registered Nurse2
Additional electives
Any Level Electives9
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

Course Information and Schedule

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

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Program Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the Nursing major by the faculty once the application criteria are met. To be accepted into the Nursing Program, students must:

  • Have a current Texas license to practice Registered Nursing;
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; and
  • Have a "C" or higher in the general education and support science courses

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine professional nursing from historical and contemporary perspectives, including the philosophy and theoretical foundations that define professional nursing practice.

  2. Collect and evaluate evidence-based practice findings to improve nursing practice.

  3. Develop the skills to complete a comprehensive health assessment of an individual of any age.

  4. Understand the pathophysiological basis for disease processes in adults and children.

  5. Identify the use of nursing informatics from multiple perspectives within nursing practice.

  6. Apply research findings for critical thinking in case management, integration of pathophysiology, psychosocial, cultural concepts, and professional values to coordinate care in a variety of settings.

  7. Analyze a real work problem and develop a proposed solution using the concepts of leadership and management.

  8. Define personal, professional, and cultural values as influences upon nursing practice.

  9. Develop learning objectives for a knowledge-based nursing intervention to maintain, restore, and promote health of individuals and families.

  10. Integrate assessment, data analysis, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills to direct culturally sensitive care of older adults.

  11. Assess the environment of care and the needs of vulnerable populations in community settings.

  12. Identify means by which professional nurses affect quality of health care delivery based on political, legal, ethical, and policy issues.