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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 in mid-May.
    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
  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from the baccalaureate degree only
    *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:
      • U.S. History 6 hours
      • U.S. Government 3 hours
      • Texas Government 3 hours
      • Math Statistics 3 hours
    • 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
  2. American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  3. Immunizations (TB, Hepatitis series or titer, MMR or rubella titer, Tetanus)