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. The majority of 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 generic BSN program, UT Tyler offers a nursing RN-BSN program and a concurrent ADN-BSN program.

  • The University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing offers a year-round nursing curriculum that students can complete in 16 months.
  • 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 School 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
- Seton Medical Center, Austin
- Breckenridge Hospital, Austin
- CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler
- UT Health East Texas, Tyler
- CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview
- Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview

Bachelor’s in Nursing: Hands-On. State-of-the-Art.

  • 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 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.

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Nursing Courses: Comprehensive. Hands-On.

  • Pharmacological Basis for Nursing

    This course explores evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic nursing interventions to improve patient care. Emphasis is on principles of safe medication administration and patient education. Community, ethical/legal and cultural considerations are explored.

  • Caring for the Acutely Ill

    This course introduces nursing care required for individuals across the lifespan who have been diagnosed with acute physical or mental conditions. Emphasis is on using evidence-based practice for professional collaborative management of acute illness. A variety of clinical experiences will be used to apply caring, evidence-based, professional nursing care for persons experiencing acute illnesses. The focus will be on managing acute conditions, prevention of complications, patient safety and quality care.

  • Transitions to Practice

    This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse as a leader and manager of health care for diverse populations. Emphasis is on integration of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, client advocacy, and legal and ethical responsibilities. This course will use a variety of clinical experiences to apply leadership and management principles to care for persons in various settings. 

    Learn more about UT Tyler’s BSN program of study.
    Also learn about the study of nursing at the  UT Tyler Longview University Center and the UT Tyler Palestine Campus.

Nursing Faculty: Specialized. Dedicated.

--All nursing faculty members at The University of Texas at Tyler hold a master’s degree or above across a diverse range of specialties, giving students a broad perspective on the nursing profession.

--Nursing faculty combine strong clinical experience with their dedication to teaching students and preparing future nurse leaders.

--Learn from faculty with creative teaching methods and activities to maximize learning.

Find out more about UT Tyler School of Nursing faculty.