Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Major in Nursing

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree with a major in Nursing requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit:
  2. The application period for the Nursing program begins October 1 and closes January 15.
  3. Admission to the undergraduate major in nursing is competitive and selective. Applicants must first be admitted to Texas State University prior to submitting the St. David's School of Nursing application.
  4. Applicants must have a prerequisite GPA of 2.90 or higher and a science GPA of 3.00 or higher. However, a 3.0 prerequisite GPA is recommended to be competitive in the application process.
  5. Science courses require a minimum grade of “C” for admission. A maximum of 8 attempts (including W) on the 5 science courses, with no more than 2 attempts on any one science course, is permitted. There can be a maximum of 18 remaining prerequisite credit hours, (including no more than 2 of the 5 science courses) left to complete in the spring and summer semesters before final admission to the St. David’s School of Nursing.
  6. An application fee must accompany the St. David’s School of Nursing application.
  7. Additional criteria include a personal persuasive essay, scores from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (pre-nursing entrance assessment) and 2 professional or academic references.
  8. One hundred (100) highly qualified junior level students are admitted each fall.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. For transfer students, 34 semester credit hours may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Nursing Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a major in Nursing at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    BIO 2440Principles of Microbiology4
    TCCN: BIOL 2421 or 2420
    CHEM 1341General Chemistry I3
    TCCN: Any 4 SCH course including lab (CHEM 1341 + 1 hour ELNA)
    NUTR 2360Nutrition Science3
    TCCN: BIOL 1322/HECO 1322
    BIO 2451Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
    TCCN: BIOL 2401
    BIO 2452Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
    TCCN: BIOL 2402
    PSY 1300Introduction to Psychology3
    TCCN: PSYC 2301
    PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
    TCCN: PSYC 2314
    MATH 2328Elementary Statistics3
    TCCN: MATH 1342
    ENG 1310College Writing I3
    TCCN: ENGL 1301
    ENG 1320College Writing II3
    TCCN: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311
    Total hours34
  3. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  5. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3 
MATH 1315, 1319, or 1329 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3 
US 110011  
 16 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 24514BIO 24524 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3NUTR 23603 
BIO 24404FCD 1351 or PSY 33003 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 14 16 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
NURS 32502NURS 34404NURS 34414
NURS 31101NURS 32402NURS 32412
NURS 33003NURS 32602 
NURS 31211NURS 33603 
NURS 32212NURS 33023 
NURS 34304  
 13 14 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
NURS 42702NURS 43803 
NURS 42602NURS 43513 
NURS 41601NURS 42802 
NURS 43113NURS 42012 
NURS 42112NURS 43413 
NURS 32302  
NURS 41701  
 13 13 
Total Hours: 120