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Pre Licensure BSN (Generic BSN)

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I am a Transfer Student

The process to apply for program admissions is a highly competitive process. Pre Licensure (generic) student entry offered only at the main campus in Stephenville.

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Step #1: Admission into Tarleton State University

Apply to Admissions here.

Who are our pre-licensure advisors for transfer students and how do we contact them? The CHSHS advisers are Diedre Wilhite and Elizabeth Johnson. Their information can be found online here.

Step #2: Request to take Prenursing Courses

If you are transferring to Tarleton State University for the Pre Licensure BSN (Generic BSN), you will need to contact an advisor about what transferred class will be accepted. Before you can apply to the School of Nursing Generic BSN entry, the prenursing courses must be completed. Students must apply and meet admission criteria to take the prenursing courses. If requesting of prenursing credit courses from other universities, you must submit request and details to the Department Head for pre licensure nursing and/or Assistant Dean. Acceptance of these prenursing course credits from other universities is not guaranteed. 

The prenursing application must be completed online at the below link. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Request Form:

Do I need to meet with an advisor? FAQ

How can I retake a prenursing course? You must follow the School of Nursing Progression Policy. You can find more information in Student Resources. 

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Deadline for Applications:

  • Fall Applications are open January 15th and closes 11:59 PM CST on February 28th
  • Spring Applications are open August 15th and closes 11:59 PM CST on September 15th 


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Step #3: Apply to the School of Nursing

Nursing program admissions are for students applying for core junior and senior nursing courses. 

To be considered for the nursing program admission, minimum requirements for each step must be met. 

  • Admission is NOT GUARANTEED but dependent upon the rank order of applicants (competitive rank in the application pool) and availability of spaces.

Generic BSN Program Guide


  • Applications for Fall Admission is due by February 28th at 11:59 PM
  • Applications for Spring Admission is due by September 15th at 11:59 PM

Application Materials

  1. Completed HESI A2 in required testing areas (send to Undergraduate Admissions)
  2. Electronic Copy of Fee Payment Receipt (upload with electronic application)



When will I be notified of my acceptance? Student applying for the spring will be notified late December. Students applying for the fall will be notified in June.

How do I reapply into the program if I was not accepted previously? You will reapply.

Where can I take my HESI A2? Stephenville Campus Testing Center. Testing Center

What sections of the HESI A2 do I need to take? English (reading, grammar, and vocabulary), Math, A&P, Learning Styles, and Critical Thinking.

Please refer to the Generic BSN Program Guide.