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Nursing students

Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • Stephenville - The Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN options are both offered at this campus.
  • Fort Worth1 - Only the RN to BSN option is offered at this campus.
  • Waco1 - Only the LVN to BSN option is offered at this campus.
  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 3.5 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.





Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree at Tarleton State University, where you will be challenged to strive for excellence and professionalism whether in the classroom, laboratory, clinical agency, or community setting. Upon successful completion of the BSN curriculum, generic and LVN to BSN graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse and to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Upon meeting licensure requirements and passing the NCLEX-RN®, the Tarleton BSN graduate will become a BSN RN.

Jump Right In

The BSN program offers a traditional program of study for those students who are not licensed as nurses. Traditional students take pre-admission nursing courses while completing their general education requirements. Upon program admission you will complete the BSN program in 2 years of study. Candidates are admitted in both the fall and spring semester of each year.

Designed With You in Mind

The BSN program has two alternate entry options:

  • The RN to BSN option is recommended for the currently licensed registered nurse who has completed a diploma or an associate degree in nursing is offered in Fort Worth. The traditional BSN option is offered at the main campus in Stephenville. This option admits students twice a year, in both the fall and spring semesters.
  • License Vocational Nurses (LVN) may apply to complete BSN coursework at either the Stephenville or Waco campus. All prerequisite general education course requirements must be completed at the time of application. This option only admits students once a year, in the fall semester.


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Plan Your Future

Female nursing student

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BSN program have multiple career options, such as:

  • Hospital Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • Travel Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Neonatal Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
Real Experience

Real Experience

Our BSN students have access to hands-on opportunities such as:

  • Clinical experience
  • Community-based experience 
  • Service based experience 
  • Study abroad
  • Simulation
  • Disaster training
Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

The BSN program at Tarleton also offers student enrichment opportunities such as:

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Mentoring
  • I Belong
  • Student Ambassadors
Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

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Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is designed to build upon associate-level RN degrees, and those holding a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States. Tarleton's RN to BSN program is offered using a hybrid or blended learning approach with face-to-face classes coupled with online components. Courses are carefully planned to allow students to make meaningful connections with faculty and other students.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 3407 Microbiology
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
HECO 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
PSYC 3307 The Human Lifespan

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.