History of Undergraduate Nursing Program
We have provided the highest quality undergraduate education since 1975 when the first class of RN-BSN students was admitted. In 1982 the generic BSN program admitted the first class of 24 students and has grown to admitting 150 highly qualified generic students each semester. Our students are very successful on the NCLEX exam for licensure and work in multiple sites across the nation.
The College of Nursing is the only generic BSN program in Texas to offer the entire program via interactive video (ITV) to two distance sites, Longview and Palestine, Texas. The distance sites are fully functional University of Texas at Tyler campuses. The College of Nursing is supported through a staff of full-time nursing faculty, lab personnel, and administrative support. Nursing pre-admission counselors are available on each campus to provide guidance in the admission process. The availability of these campuses affords students the opportunity to access their education without long commutes to the main campus and clinical sites.
The undergraduate program is fully accredited through the The Texas Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Please take time to tour our website and we look forward to working with you as a potential student in our program.
Pam Martin PhD, RN
Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs