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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing-For Registered Nurses (Nursing B.S.N.) (Major Code 718)

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

Majors in Nursing

  • Major in Nursing - Basic and Transfer Students (Major Code: 701)
  • Major in Nursing - Licensed Vocational Nurse Degree Completion (Major Code: 713)
  • Major in Nursing - Registered Nurse Degree Completion (Major Code: 718)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the University Core Curriculum  section of this catalog.


  and   with concurrent lab, required for nursing majors, meets University Core CUrriculum science requirements.

Admission Requirements for the Department of Nursing

Application to the Department of Nursing can be made after completion of approximately 48 hours of core curriculum. The applicant must be a licensed registered nurse in good standing with the Board of Nursing or obtain registered nurse licensure with three (3) months of graduation from an associate’s degree or diploma program; criminal background checks are required. Credit for previous nursing course work and practice knowledge will be held in escrow until successful completion of the final course in the RN degree completion program. See the degree checklist for RN degree completion.

Advanced Standing

Registered nurses or others with previous experience and education in nursing must be admitted to the Department of Nursing. Advanced standing will be determined after evaluation of transcripts.

Re-Admission to the Department of Nursing

Re-admission to the Department of Nursing is not automatic. A student who leaves the program for any other reason may be permitted to re-enroll based on (1) individual qualifications and (2) available space. The student’s record of dropped courses or withdrawals from the University will be considered.

Advising Services Degree Checklist

 The following Degree Checklists are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Pre-Nursing - Pre-Admission Requirements
  • Nursing - For Registered Nurses B.S.N.

Progression and Graduation

  • A degree plan must be filed with the dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences after 3 0 hours have been completed.
  • A minimum grade of “C” must be maintained in all biology, chemistry, sociology, psychology and mathematics courses.
  • A grade of “C” or above is required to pass a nursing course and progress through the curriculum on schedule. Progression will be determined on an individual basis for a student who earns a grade of “D” or below in a nursing course.
  • Of the final 36 hours toward a degree, 30 hours must be residence credit. (CLEP, Challenge and correspondence courses are not resident credit courses.)
  • Students must comply with all rules and policies as set forth in the Department of Nursing Handbook  and in the West Texas A&M University Code of Student Life.
  • Students who withdraw before the 12th class day (fourth class day for summer sessions) will have a record of the semester on their transcript with a notation, “Student withdrew without earning credit (date).” Students withdrawing after the 12th class day, but before midterm, will receive a grade of “X” (withdraw passing). If a student withdraws after midterm, a grade of “X” (withdraw passing) or “XF” (withdraw failing) will be recorded. Students leaving the University without making arrangements to withdraw through the Office of the Registrar will automatically receive a “F” in all classes.
  • RN to BSN students (Major Code 718) are required to complete in-residence 30 credits of course work, all of which are upper division. The minimum requirement of 39 hours of advanced credits is met with the completion of 30 NURS credits, as described above, with the remaining 9 credits of upper division being waived.