Undergraduate (BSN) Degree Paths

As a TSU nursing student, 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, and degree conferred by the university, traditional BSN 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.

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The BSN program has three degree paths:

Traditional BSN



At the end of the program, the baccalaureate-prepared nursing graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional standards, attitudes, and core values that are fundamental to the discipline of nursing. 
  2. Engage in continuous self-evaluation and life-long learning to foster professional growth and development, to improve own practice and maintain a current knowledge base.
  3. Function as a knowledge-worker with strong clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and communication and assessment skills.
  4. Safely practice in complex health care systems incorporating evidence-based nursing interventions to manage client changes while addressing differences, values, preferences and expressed needs. 
  5. Function within scope and standards of nursing practice and organizational policies to promote quality and a safe environment which reduces risk.
  6. Manage health care transitions and/or referrals, communicate and collaborate within inter/intra-professional teams, identify system issues, and develop working skills in delegation, supervision, prioritization, advocacy, and coordination of care.

Advising Information

For Students Seeking Information about Pre-nursing Courses or Acceptance Into the Nursing Programs

For pre-nursing course questions, contact [email protected]

For Students Currently in the Nursing Programs

For course or degree path questions and to schedule an advising appointment, contact your assigned academic advisor.