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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.

Application Process

The Accelerated BSN Track for students is currently being revised, and applications for future semesters are on hold for now. Students with a prior bachelor’s degree may apply to the Traditional BSN Track for Transfer Applicants.


Core Curriculum

  • Students must be Texas Core-complete BEFORE beginning the BSN program. They can be in progress of five (5) outstanding prerequisite 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) or Bacteriology (and lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (and labs)
  • Nutrition (ALHS 2315 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.

Additional Information

Applicants who are offered acceptance into an undergraduate nursing program will pay a non-refundable seat deposit of $150.00 by the date indicated in the acceptance letter. Failure to pay the deposit will result in forfeiture of the acceptance. The $150.00 is applied toward the first semester tuition. Applicants who accept an offer of admission but later decide not to attend will forfeit the seat deposit.

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