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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ for all Nursing Majors

Do I need to meet with an advisor?
How much will it cost me to attend the nursing program?
How can I find out information about financial aid and scholarships?
What is the Program's reputation in the community?
Is there a time limit on prerequisite courses?
Will I be required to get immunizations?
Will I be required to have insurance?
Will I be required to take a drug test or complete a criminal background screening?
Is the Tarleton nursing program offered in Ft. Worth or Waco?
Is access to a computer at home required and what computer skills do I need?
Can I take courses at another college or university and then transfer to the Tarleton State University nursing program?
Can I transfer nursing courses to the Tarleton State University nursing program?

BSN

What is the step-by-step process for applying to the School of Nursing?
Do you offer a program option for LVN to BSN and RN to BSN Students?
Do you offer an accelerated Program for 2nd degree seeking students?
Is there a separate application to nursing?
Are letters of recommendation required for acceptance into the undergraduate nursing program?
What are the Core or general education requirements?
When should I apply to the Tarleton Nursing Program?
If I am not accepted, do I have to re-apply the next semester?
How many students are enrolled in the Tarleton Nursing program?
Can I receive assurance of program admission if I transfer to Tarleton?
Does a "D" transfer?
Is the GPA based on the overall cumulative grade point average for the nursing program?
Where can I take the entrance examination?
How long will it take me to complete the nursing program at Tarleton?
Do I get to work with patients during nursing school?
Where will I go for clinical experiences?
Can I work while I am in the nursing program?
What salaries and job opportunities are available for graduates?

RN to BSN

When should I apply to the Tarleton RN to BSN Nursing Program?
Do I get credit for my past education?
Can I take any of the courses online?
Will I need to take an entrance exam to be admitted to RN to BSN program?
How long does the program take?
Can I be enrolled in the RN to BSN program part time?

MSN

What type of nursing graduate program is offered at Tarleton?

Tarleton offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a major in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.

What are the application deadlines?
Can I be enrolled in the graduate program part time?
Is there a math requirement for the graduate program?
Are letters of recommendation required for acceptance into the graduate nursing program?
When and where will I have clinical?
Will I need to take an entrance exam to be admitted to the graduate program?
Are any of the courses online?
Is there a time limit to complete the MSN?