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 Texas State University prior to submitting the St. David's School of Nursing application. For more information visit:
  2. Texas State students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences pre-nursing concentration upon entry into Texas State University.  A separate admission application for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is required.   
  3. The BSN priority admission application for the Nursing program opens September 15 and closes January 15. The general application period opens September 15 and closes March 15.  One hundred (100) to one hundred and fifty (150) students are admitted each fall. 
  4. Applicants must have a nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher. A minimum grade of "C" is required for NUTR 2360 and HDFS 1351 or PSY 3300. The nursing prerequisite GPA is calculated based on grades in the following courses: 
    MATH 1315College Algebra3
    or MATH 1319 Mathematics for Business and Economics I
    or MATH 1329 Mathematics for Business and Economics II
    or MATH 2417 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
    or MATH 2471 Calculus I
    HIST 1310History of the United States to 18773
    HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date3
    POSI 2310Principles of American Government3
    POSI 2320Functions of American Government3
    NUTR 2360Nutrition Science3
    PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
    or HDFS 1351 Lifespan Development
    PSY 1300Introduction to Psychology3
  5. Applicants must also have a Science GPA for 3.0 or higher.  Science courses require a minimum grade of “C” for admission. Applicants may have "CR" for BIO 1330 or CHEM 1341, but not both courses. A maximum of 8 attempts (including W) on the 5 science courses listed below, 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. At least 3 science courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" prior to applying to the program and cannot be included in the 18 remaining prerequisite hours. The science GPA is calculated based on grades in the following courses:
    BIO 1330Functional Biology3
    BIO 2440Principles of Microbiology4
    or BIO 2400 Microbiology
    BIO 2451Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
    BIO 2452Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
    CHEM 1341General Chemistry I3

  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 (TEAS) test version 7, pre-nursing entrance assessment, and an interview of selected candidates with the admissions committee.

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: CHEM 1311
    NUTR 2360Nutrition Science3
    TCCN: BIOL 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
    Total hours34
  3. Students 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.
  6. To graduate with a B.S.N., a student must successfully complete all nursing courses with a “C” or better in addition to completing all prerequisite courses.
  7. All students must have attained a 2.0 or higher Texas State University GPA with a minimum of a 2.50 GPA in the Nursing major to graduate.
  8. All students must complete the B.S.N. program in three years from the time of first admission.
  9. Each nursing course is offered only once each academic year; therefore, progress in the program is delayed if the student fails a course. A student may repeat a nursing course only once. A second nursing course failure or withdrawal from nursing courses will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. However, the student is not dismissed from Texas State University.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103 
BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN BIOL 1306])3CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3 
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603 
MATH 1315, 1319, or 1329 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314, 1324, or 1325])3Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301] )3Component Area Option 0903 
US 110011  
 16 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 2451 (TCCN BIOL 2401)4BIO 2452 (TCCN BIOL 2402)4 
Component Area Option 0903Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315]3 
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703NUTR 2360 (TCCN BIOL 1322)3 
BIO 2440 (TCCN BIOL 2420)4HDFS 1351 or PSY 33003 
 Government/Political Science Component Code 0703 
 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

If US 1100 is waived, the student must have 120 hours to graduate. See College Advising Center.