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Traditional BSN

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline for Fall Admission March 15th
Application Deadline for Spring Admission October 15th

All prerequisite courses must be completed either prior to or be in progress during the semester in which you are applying for admission to the nursing program.

How Do I Apply? 

Step 1. Submit application for admission to Texas A&M University- Texarkana via the link of Admissions webpage

  • Designate BSN as your major
  • Meet all University admission requirements and submit all university required documentation

Step 2. Submit application to the nursing program by the deadlines listed above. The online application verification process takes up to two weeks. All application and all required documents must be submitted 4 weeks before the program deadline. 

Full admission into the nursing program can be achieved after meeting all admission requirements and completion of the pre-requisite courses. You will receive notice of acceptance into the program by email and will be required to respond to acceptance by email in order to reserve your place in the program. Admission decisions are based on applicant ranking, clinical site availability and faculty availability.

Requirements for Admission

All prerequisite courses must be completed either prior to or be in progress during the semester in which you are applying for admission to the nursing program.

1. Must be accepted to Texas A&M University-Texarkana as a student before applying to the nursing program. All required university admission documentation must be submitted to the university’s Admissions department in order for them to make an admissions decision. Required documentation must be submitted to their office prior to applying to the nursing program.

2. Cumulative GPA of 2.8. GPA at time of application is used for admission decisions.

3. Grade of C or higher (with maximum of two attempts per course) required in the following courses. Applicants with more than two attempts will not be considered for admission.

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Chemistry
  • Professional Concepts – must be junior level (course number begins with a 3) and must be 3 semester credit hours
  • Pathophysiology– must be junior level (course number begins with a 3) and must be 3 semester credit hours

4. The HESI A2 Entrance exam is required for consideration of admission to the TAMUT traditional BSN nursing program.  A minimum cumulative exam score of 80 is required, with a minimum of 75-80 required in the English, Math, and Science portions of the exam.  Additionally, a personality profile and learning style assessment will be included in the HESI A2 exam.  If the applicant scores below 75 in any section, the entrance exam may be repeated, but the applicant must wait 6 weeks between exams.  The most recent score will be counted; exam scores cannot be pieced together.  Scores taken for another university may be accepted, but scores must be sent by Elsevier to nursing@tamut.edu  The HESI A2 entrance exam must be taken prior to the application deadline.  More information and scheduling the HESI A2 Entrance Exam can be found at https://www.proctoru.com/portal/elsevier-hesi

5. Submit two letters of reference from faculty, advisors, or others who know you in a scholarly or work-related role by the specified deadlines above (March 15th for fall admission, October 15th for spring admission). The letters should describe the relationship with you and your personal characteristics (punctuality, teamwork, integrity, perseverance). The letter must be physically signed by the person referring you (computer generated font signatures will not be accepted) and must include their contact information should any questions arise.

6. Submit a letter of intent explaining your interest in nursing as your profession and why you chose this program of nursing by the specified deadlines above (March 15th for fall admission, October 15th for spring admission).
 

Important Links

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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