UT Tyler

UT Tyler Undergraduate Nursing

Accelerated BSN Track

Accelerated BSN Track for Students Already Holding a Baccalaureate Degree

The Accelerated BSN Track is designed for students with a previous bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) in 16 months.

The program is a fast-paced curriculum that requires on-campus classes and clinical experiences in a variety of settings. UT Tyler students are exposed to a variety of structured and unstructured clinical experiences interacting with patient populations ranging in age from the newborn to the older adult. Graduates of the accelerated BSN track are prepared to take the National Licensure Certification Exam for Registered Nurses.

Applications are accepted for the Tyler and Longview campus only. Admission is every spring semester. The student must be able to attend full-time.

Graduates are also prepared to assume registered nurse responsibilities in any area of healthcare and be able to continue to the masters and doctoral levels.

Prerequisites

Core Curriculum

  • Students must be Texas Core-complete BEFORE beginning the BSN program. They can be in progress of the final 15 hours of pre-requisite or core courses when they apply for the BSN program, pending that those courses are completed before the program courses begin.
  • See the UT Tyler Core Curriculum for the most current core courses that UT Tyler requires.
  • Post-Baccalaureate or Second Baccalaureate students are required to provide evidence of the following courses for core, despite their degree or institution:
    • US History I (3 sch)
    • US History II (3 sch)
    • US/Federal Government (3 sch)
    • Texas Government (3 sch)

Nursing Pre-Requisites

  • Chemistry (and lab)
  • Microbiology (and lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (and labs)
  • Nutrition (ALHS 3315 Recommended)
  • Lifespan Growth & Development
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Statistics

Students are required to have a 3.0 or higher GPA in all pre-requisite courses and nursing pre-requisite courses.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply to the University

All undergraduate Traditional BSN applicants must apply to the university prior to applying to the nursing program. Go to the Undergraduate Admissions page to complete the Apply Texas application. You must follow the directions in the letter to accept your university admission in MyUTTyler. You will need a UT student ID number in order to complete your Nursing Program application.

Have the most updated official transcripts sent to UT Tyler’s Admissions Processing office from ALL previous institutions.

Step 2: Pre-Admission Testing

All applicants to the Traditional BSN Track must complete the ATI TEAS and upload a copy of results through the online application system.

See the ATI website for more information.

The student may submit the highest score of up to two (2) attempts of the ATI TEAS test.

Applicants may take the assessment at any testing center that supports ATI testing. Testing dates are offered on all three UT Tyler campuses (Tyler, Longview, and Palestine).

We do not accept HESI scores.

To be considered for admission the applicant must have a minimum total score on the ATI TEAS of 58.7%. See our point evaluation system for more details on the range of scores and how they are applied to the program application.

Step 3: Apply to the School of Nursing

Apply to the BSN program at The University of Texas at Tyler by filling out our Accelerated BSN track application. You may only apply to one track and one campus (Tyler or Longview) in the BSN program.

Complete all required information and submit. Any courses that are “in progress” must be entered with or “0” credit hour values so that they are accurately reflected in your GPA.

There is no application fee. The application deadline is Sept. 1 for the accelerated BSN application, and students are admitted only in the spring term.

Please see the 2-year schedule for the Accelerated BSN courses.