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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Campus-Based Program

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Progression and requirements for admission To be considered for admission, a student must

Apply and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records and be accepted by UT Arlington by application deadline ( · Complete a campus-based BSN Program application · Complete at least 12 of the 16 hours of required natural sciences by the application deadline (courses consist of A&P I and II, Microbiology, and Chemistry) · Have a minimum 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite/lower-division coursework and the required natural sciences · Complete the designated sections of the HESI A2 Test (Math, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Personality, and Learning Styles) with a minimum math score of 65 and minimum composite score of 300


NursiNg ApplicAtioN DeADliNes

Hesi A2 DeADliNes

Fall entry: Spring entry:

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January 5 June 1

Fall entry: Spring entry:

November 1 (prior to January deadline) April 1 (prior to June deadline)

Individuals will be ranked with all other students based on

Prerequisite natural sciences GPA Prerequisite natural sciences and prerequisite courses GPAs (excluding the upper-division elective)

Additional consideration will be given to a student who completes the following by the application deadline

30 hours or more at UT Arlington (credits must be in College of Nursing required prerequisites) 12 hours or more of College of Nursing required natural sciences at UT Arlington · Previous baccalaureate, masters, or doctorate degree earned in the United States · Six hours of Honors College courses at UT Arlington (must be active in Honors College)

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Students will be ranked and admitted based on space availability. If accepted, a student must complete ALL 45 credit hours of the prerequisites marked with * (see curriculum on reverse side) before starting the first semester of the upper-division nursing program.

Note: Admission to program is highly competitive and primarily based on science and prerequisite GPAs.

toefl requirement (Differs from University Policy)

If the student's native/first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited U.S. institution, the TOEFL exam is required for admission to the College of Nursing even if the student has met one of the stated UT Arlington University exemptions. Students may also provide documentation of graduation from an English secondary school in their native country or the United States. Go to for more information.

transfer students

Lower-division courses may be transferred from outside institutions. These courses must meet the requirements of both the University and the College of Nursing. Students planning to transfer must contact a BSN Academic Advisor to verify equivalency of course work and application deadlines before applying. Course equivalency charts may be found at

accredited by ccne

Policies For Undergraduate Nursing Students

declaratory order

student may appeal the decision.

failure of nursing courses

A student with a positive criminal background screen will not be admitted into the program without a Declaratory Order from the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas stating that the individual has been granted permission to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. For more information, go to

three attemPt rule

A student will be ineligible for the nursing program if he or she has failed to earn a grade of C or better (including withdrawals) within the first three attempts of any specified prerequisite course. Individual transcripts will be reviewed for possible exemptions. The

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Students working toward an undergraduate nursing degree will neither be admitted nor permitted to continue in the nursing program or to enroll in additional nursing courses if they: · Earn a grade of D or F in more than one nursing course (including pharmacology and pathophysiology) · Earn any combination of D or F on two attempts of the same nursing course For additional policies and procedures, see the student handbook ( and university catalog (


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Campus-Based Program

Prerequisite and Lower-Division Courses

natural sciences Credit Hours


behavioral science

*Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II *Microbiology a *General and Biological Chemistry b


8 4 4 16

*Introduction to Psychology *Developmental Psychology (Lifespan) Sociology or Anthropology

additional credits

Credit Hours

3 3 3 9

*Composition I and II Literature (sophomore-level or higher) *Technical Writing

history & government

6 3 3 12

*College Algebra (Mathematical Modeling or higher) *Statistics Fine Arts (Theory courses in Architecture, Dance, Music, Theater Arts, etc.)


3 3 3 9 3 3 3 9

American History I and II U.S. Government and Texas State and Local Government

6 6 12

*Introduction to Professional Nursing c *Pharmacology in Nursing Practice c, d *Pathophysiologic Processes: Implications for Nursing c

uPPer-division elective

Three hours of a junior- or senior-level elective is required for graduation.

* Must be completed with a grade of C or better within the first three attempts in order to enroll in the nursing program.

Although not calculated for the College of Nursing application GPA, BIOL 1441 is a prerequisite course for both BIOL 2457 (Anatomy and Physiology) and BIOL 2460 (Microbiology) and must be completed prior to enrolling in either course. Please refer to the University Catalog for all course requirements and information. b If equivalent content is covered over a two-course sequence, both halves must be taken. c Prerequisite nursing courses must be taken at UT Arlington or approval MUST be obtained BEFORE taking a course elsewhere or reviewed if completed. d Three-year limit on course completion based on time of entry into program.


Note: College Equivalency charts are available at

Total of Prerequisite Hours: 67 credit hours

Upper-Division Nursing Courses and Electives

Campus-based program with clinicals in the DFW Metroplex area.

Junior i

Credit Hours

senior i

Credit Hours

N3333 N3320 N3632

Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Across the Lifespan Holistic Health Assessment Clinical Nursing Foundations

3 3 6 12

N4581 N4431 N4441

Nursing of Adults with Complex Needs Nursing of Children and Adolescents Nursing of the Childbearing Family

5 4 4 13

Junior ii

senior ii

N3321 N3561 N3481 N3261

Nursing Research Nursing of Adults Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Nursing of Older Adults

3 5 4 2 14

N4223 N4351 N4462 N4350

Professional Nursing Trends Nursing Leadership and Management Community Health Nursing Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing

2 3 4 3 12

Degree Plan Total: 121 credit hours

REV: 9/11


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