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Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Welcome to the School of Nursing at Tarleton State University. We are delighted that you are considering the nursing program at Tarleton as your choice for beginning a career in nursing or advancing that career. Tarleton offers educational opportunities at Bachelors (BSN) and Masters (MSN) levels. The BSN and MSN programs offer both traditional and alternate entry options. For further information on the MSN program, see the graduate section of this website.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Tarleton State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 and the Texas Board of Nursing.

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, 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.

Advising Information

Advising appointments scheduled through the School of Nursing will be located on the 3rd floor of the nursing building at the Stephenville campus.

  • Nursing faculty serve as advisors for both pre-nursing and nursing majors. Pre-admission nursing majors may also visit with advisors at the TSU Academic Advising Center.
  • Please schedule an appointment to visit with a nursing faculty advisor by contacting the nursing office at (254) 968-9139.
  • Once accepted into the program, you will be assigned a permanent nursing advisor.
  • Email advising is available for special circumstances. Please contact the nursing office for details (254-968-9139).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pre-licensure (generic) student entry
offered at the main campus in Stephenville.

Two Step Competitive Process

  • Step 1: Pre-admission Course Selection
  • Step 2: Program Admission

Step 1 Deadline: Fall-March 15; Spring-October 15

Alternate Entry BSN (LVN-BSN)

For students who have completed a vocational nursing program and hold a current, unencumbered Texas license as an LVN.

Offered at the main campus in Stephenville and Waco.

Application Deadline: Fall-July 1; Spring-November 1

Alternate Entry BSN (RN-BSN)

For students who have completed an associate degree or diploma program and hold a current, unencumbered Texas license as an RN.

Applications accepted year round.