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Students may be admitted to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program for RNs upon completion of:

The general admission requirements of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, and

Program Admission requirements, including:

  • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing
  • completion of the of University’s Core and Degree Base requirements with a grade of “C” or higher in each course,
  • current Texas RN license,
  • application for admission and official transcripts,
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification prior to registration
  • Background clearance
  • proof of required immunization, and
  • professional Liability Insurance of $1 million with  $3 million aggregate. (from UTB/TSC)

Course Requirement for Admission

Completion of 48 semester credit hours of Core and Degree Base Courses:

The Core

1. Communication 9 hours
a.  Composition I 3
b.  Composition II 3
c.  Speech 3
2. Mathematics 3 hours
a.  College Algebra or higher level 3
3. Natural Science 8 hours
a.  Anatomy & Physiology I 3
b.  Anatomy & Physiology I  Lab 1
c.  Anatomy & Physiology II 3
d.  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
4. Humanities 6 hours
a.  Sophomore Literature 3
b. Art Appreciation, Art History or Music 3
5. American History 6 hours
a.  United States to 1877 3
b.  United States since 1877 3
6. Government 6 hours
a.  Government I 3
b.  Government II 3
7. Social/Behavioral Science 3 hours
a.  PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 3
8. Kinesiology 1 hour
9. Modern Language 6 hours
a.  Modern Language I 3
b.  Modern Language II 3

Degree Base
10. Statistics 3 hours
B.S. in Nursing Degree Requirements:
Core + Degree Base 51 hours 
Nursing Validation Base 37 hours
Nursing Class Base Courses 32 hours
Total Hours Required 120 hours

Additional Information

Nursing courses are offered only in the semester sequence as outlined in the required curriculum. Enrollment in the professional nursing program is limited by the availability of resources.  In the event that the number of applicants meeting the minimum requirements exceeds the enrollment limitation, the selection of the students to be admitted will be based on an individual evaluation.  Transfer courses will be considered on an individual basis.

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