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. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

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. 

Admissions Requirements

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

Progress Policy

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:

  1. The reason for withdrawal or failure to successfully complete the course.
  2. Steps which the student will take to ensure successful completion of the course when repeated.
  3. Date corrective steps will be completed.

B.   The department chair will take into consideration:

  1. 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.
  2. The student’s plans for corrective action and reasons for failure. The feasibility of the plan is also assessed.
  3. 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.

Readmission Policy

  • 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:

  1. Submit an updated Application to the Nursing Program
  2. Adhere to the most current catalog requirements
  3. Fulfill any requirements specified by the Nursing Program Director
  4. Complete the Nursing Program within five (5) calendar years from their initial enrollment

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine from historical and contemporary perspectives, including the philosophy and theoretical foundations that define 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 for critical thinking in case management, integration of pathophysiology, psychosocial, cultural and professional values.
  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 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.


Click here to view the handbook for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.