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UT Tyler College of Nursing

UT Tyler Undergraduate Nursing

Accelerated BSN Admission Criteria and Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted 1 time a year for entry each spring semester.
    The deadline for applications is September 15
  • Nursing School Application
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  • Full admission to UT Tyler:
    *This does not guarantee admission to the accelerated track; Only the most qualified applicants are accepted
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 from baccalaureate degree or on required pre-requisites.
    *post baccalaureate or graduate classes are not calculated into the GPA. The 3.0 GPA is calculated by the awarding institution.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed by the time the program begins.
  • Commitment to full-time enrollment status for the 16 months to complete the degree.
  • Meet Texas Core requirements and a minimum GPA of 2.75 on nursing prerequisites.
    • Core Curriculum Required
    • College of Nursing Prerequisite Courses
      • Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8 hours
      • Chemistry (lab required) 4 hours
      • Microbiology (lab required) 4 hours
      • Nutrition 3 hours
      • Lifespan Growth & Development 3 hours
      • Introductory Psychology 3 hours
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Version V5.0 or higher). Earlier versions will not be accepted.

Upon acceptance, please submit the following:

  1. Clear criminal background check or cleared Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing located here.
    • If you know that you would have a hit on the criminal background check, we strongly recommend submitting the Declaratory Order many months in advance of potential admission. Review of the Order could take from 2 months to 2 years depending on the circumstances reported. No student is admitted with a positive criminal history until cleared by the Texas Board of Nursing.
  2. American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  3. Immunizations (TB or current chest X-ray if positive skin test, Hepatitis series or titer, MMR or rubella titer, Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)