UT Tyler

UT Tyler School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Track for Transfer Applicants
The School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Upon successful completion of the BSN curriculum at the Tyler, Longview, or Palestine campus, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing prepares graduates to meet health care needs as generalists.

The BSN program requires two years of prerequisite course completion and then four semesters of nursing courses. Beginning in Spring 2020, the BSN curriculum will be offered on a 12-month year-round basis.


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.
  • If you are not designated “Core Curriculum Completed” by your previous institution(s) before transfer to UT Tyler, you are required to satisfy UT Tyler’s core curriculum in its entirety, and transfer courses will be applied to the core at UT Tyler’s discretion.
  • See the UT Tyler Core Curriculum for the most current core curriculum that UT Tyler requires.

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

All students must complete the Texas core curriculum requirements and prerequisite nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better. For students applying for Spring or Summer 2020 admission, a minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.0 basis) is required to be considered for admission. Beginning Fall 2020, transfer students are required to have a 3.0 or higher GPA in all pre-requisite courses and nursing pre-requisite courses.

Required Nursing Pre-Requisite

To be completed in the semester prior to entry to the BSN program. It is recommended that students take these courses at UT Tyler, but our department will accept them from another four-year university.

  • NURS 3303 Pathophysiology

For the BSN application, applicants will receive 10 extra points if Pathophysiology has already been successfully completed from a four-year university, the course is an upper-level division course (3000-4000 level) and deemed transferable by UT Tyler College of Nursing & Health Sciences . This will be implemented for the fall 2020 application deadline – which is Feb 1, 2020.

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: Meet with a UT Tyler School of Nursing Academic Advisor

All applicants must have an updated (within the last 12 months) degree plan from an Academic Advisor in the UT Tyler School of Nursing.
Find your advisor here:  https://www.uttyler.edu/nursing/college/advising.php

Step 3: Create an account in CastleBranch and submit immunization documents to the medical document manager, as well as the drug screening.

All immunizations/requirements are listed there for students who create an account through the following link: https://portal.castlebranch.com/um57

Click: Place Order > Please Select > Undergraduate Nursing > Pick First Choice Campus as selected above

You will receive an email at a later date from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding your background check. Please follow all instructions in that email.

Step 4: 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 any 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 5: Apply to the School of Nursing

Apply to the BSN program at The University of Texas at Tyler by filling out our Generic BSN Application. You may only apply to one track 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 accurately are reflected in your GPA.

Students taking NURS 3303, Pathophysiology, the semester they are applying and who have a midterm failing grade for NURS 3303 will not be considered for admission.

There is no application fee. Application deadlines are Sept. 1 and Feb. 1 for the traditional BSN application. Students can expect a response from the department regarding their admission within eight weeks of the application deadline.

Application deadlines are:

  • Sept. 1 for spring admission
  • Feb. 1 for summer admission
  • May 1 for fall admission

See the recommended full-time degree plan for core and program courses within a 4-year time frame.  Part-time options are also available.

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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