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Career in Nursing

Nursing remains a strong career option in healthcare, combining high-demand with numerous paths for specialization and career growth. Tarleton State University offers undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, each designed for individuals at different levels and interests.

Degrees

Individuals interested in becoming a registered nurse who have not completed another type of nursing program are invited to apply for admission to the undergraduate program. Students fulfilling the requirements of the undergraduate program will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Bachelor’s degree prepared nurses continuing in their career are invited to apply to the graduate program. Upon fulfillment of the graduate program requirements, the student will be awarded the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Students may choose between two majors in the master’s program: a major in nursing administration or nursing education.

Alternate Entries Designed for the Working Nurse

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) with an associate degree or diploma are offered alternate entry into TSU’s undergraduate nursing programs.

The LVN to BSN option is offered to LVNs desiring to advance their career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Application is submitted to the undergraduate program.

Registered Nurses with an associate degree or diploma are offered the RN to BSN or RN to MSN options. With the RN to BSN option, the nurse completes the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Application is submitted to the undergraduate program.

The RN to MSN option is available to those desiring a master’s degree in nursing. Following completion of the curriculum, the student will receive the BSN and the MSN at the conclusion of their program. Application is submitted to the graduate program.