Nursing BSN Degree
Join One of the Most Respected Nursing Degree Programs in Texas
The University of Texas at Tyler offers the entire curriculum for the bachelor of science in nursing degree on the Tyler, Longview and Palestine campuses. All courses are taught live on each campus, and clinical experiences are conducted in the region close to the student's home campus. In addition to the general BSN degree track, UT Tyler offers nursing RN-BSN and Patriot Accelerated Nursing BSN tracks.
- 99% of The University of Texas at Tyler nursing graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first try.
- 98% of our nursing program graduates either have a job at graduation or are planning to pursue graduate study.
- Preceptored clinical experiences allow each UT Tyler nursing student to be paired with a working RN who serves as your coach and career mentor: UT Tyler was the first in Texas to start the preceptor program.
Graduates from our College of Nursing hold a generalist nursing degree that’s valued by leading hospitals and health care providers in Texas and nationwide, including:
- Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
- Parkland Health & Hospital, Dallas
- Methodist Hospital System, Dallas
- Seaton Medical Center, Austin
- Breckenridge Hospital, Austin
- Trinity Mother Frances Health Care System, Tyler
- East Texas Medical Center, Tyler
- Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview
- Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview
Bachelor’s in Nursing: Hands-On. State-of-the-Art.
- Start immediately working with real patients in actual health care settings and complete 224 hours in placement each semester. Get valuable on-the-job experience, learning side-by-side with a preceptor RN to handle assessments, deliver medications and meet patient needs. Interact with state-of-the-art simulations in the most modern labs and classrooms equipped with the latest learning and medical technology.
- Network with current and future nursing professionals in the National Student Nurse Association, the American Nurses Association student affiliation group and the Nursing Christian Fellowship group.
- Be fully prepared to take your licensure exam after graduation and begin your nursing career as a highly sought-after hire by major employers.
Career Outlook for Nursing
According to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the career outlook for registered nurses is highly favorable. About 60% of all RN jobs are in hospitals. Other nurses work in physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities and clinics.
With additional training nurses can specialize in such fields as psychiatric-mental health, nurse-midwife, surgery, emergency and other areas. The general nursing degree you earn through the bachelor of science in nursing at UT Tyler prepares you, with licensing, to hold any entry-level nursing position.
For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Registered Nurses.
Nursing Courses: Comprehensive. Hands-On.
Medical/Surgical Nursing I
This medical/surgical course introduces holistic nursing care of adults experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected structured settings.
Pharmacological Basis for Nursing
Learn about the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care, supported by evidenced based findings. Emphasis is placed on principles of safe administration of medications and patient education for major drug classifications.
The impact of technology, economic and regulatory forces are discussed. Ethical/legal and cultural considerations are explored across the life span.
Nursing Concepts and Theories
Get an introduction to the discipline of nursing based on a liberal education in the arts and sciences. Emphasis is placed on the development of professional identity through exploration of the major concepts of nursing.