RN/BSN Track

Course Catalog and Curriculum

                 Registered Nurse students are admitted in the Spring semester on a space available basis and upon completion of all core coursework.  Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study requirements of the Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing.



             Registered Nurses seeking admission to the RN/BSN program apply directly to the School of Nursing. Admission to the University does not automatically guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. All students entering the RN/BSN track are considered transfer students and accepted into the BSN program on a space available basis. In addition to completing all requirements for general admission to the University, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of a School of Nursing Application (in addition to the University application form).
  2. Evidence of current licensure without restrictions as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
  3. A 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all previous subjects taken.
  4. A 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all previous nursing coursework.
  5. A personal interview with the Nursing Admissions and Progression Committee may be required.
  6. All University core coursework complete.
  7. At student expense, verification of drug and criminal background screening by a company or agency designated by the School of Nursing.
  8. Requests for exceptions from GPA or other admission requirements, supported by evidence of extenuating circumstances, will be considered by the School of Nursing Admissions and Progression Committee only after an official School of Nursing Application has been filed. Such consideration for exceptions will be based on the individual student's work performance, academic record, and motivation to continue professional advancement.
  9. At the time of entry, the student will be assigned a faculty advisor and be given a degree plan for completion of courses. Any change in degree plan must be made in writing and approved by the appointed advisor. All changes are subject to space availability