Traditional BSN

Application Deadlines

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.

Application Deadline for Fall Admissions 10:59 pm CST - March 15th - Extended until April 1, 2024
Application Deadline for Spring Admissions 10:59 pm CST - October 15th

Traditional BSN

The BSN - traditional track is a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program.  The program will prepare the graduate for professional nursing practice and eligibility to take the registered nurse licensure examination.

The BSN traditional track requires 120 semester credit hours (SCH).

  • 60 SCH in prerequisite and core courses
  • 60 SCH in nursing courses

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Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook

Featured Courses


NURS 331 - Pathophysiology

The course will focus on the pathology, pathophysiology, etiology, and symptomatology of common diseases from a cellular, system, and multi-system perspective. The student will consider the influence of genetics, environment, and cultural influences on the development of pathophysiology.

NURS 333 - Pharmacology in Nursing

The emphasis of this course is to prepare the nurse to administer drugs safely using key pharmacological concepts, knowledge or prototypes, and drug calculation skills within the framework of the nursing process and the regulatory environment. 

NURS 357 - Mental Health Nursing

This course prepares the student to apply evidence based approaches and knowledge of human behavior while promoting mental health issues in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on the following concepts: therapeutic communication skills, therapeutic use of self, cultural care, ethical and legal influences, and principles of quality and safety. The impact of health care policy and legislation in the provision of mental health nursing will be explored. 

NURS 426 - Issues in Professional Nursing

This course will emphasize the synthesis of the professional role of the registered nurse, including critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the application of professional values, ethics and legalities, health policy and regulations, evidence-based practice, and commitment to life-long learning. Current trends and issues within the profession will be discussed. Principles of collaborative care, health disparities, cultural and ethnic differences, genetics, ethics and legal aspects of care, cost, and safety are threaded throughout the course.

Nursing Department Contacts

Kristie Avery
Admission Coordinator II
BASS 325
(903) 334-6747