UT Tyler Undergraduate Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 School’s nursing graduates address the challenges of a dynamic health care delivery system by initiating resourceful solutions for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management.

Based on the philosophy and mission statements of both the university and the School of Nursing, the following behaviors reflect expected outcomes (terminal objectives) for the nursing program. Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program should be able to:

  1. Professionalism: Uphold standards of practice using moral, altruistic, ethical, and humanistic principles, while maintaining legal and regulatory standards. 
  2. Patient Centered Care: Recognize individual’s preferences, values, and needs; anticipate the uniqueness of all individuals, families, and populations; and incorporate the patient/family/population in the plan and implementation of care.
  3. EBP: Synthesize and apply evidence, along with clinical expertise and patient values, to improve patient outcomes.
  4. Informatics & Technology: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  5. Quality Improvement: Use a systematic, data-guided approach to continuously improve outcomes and processes for the patient and healthcare systems.
  6. Teamwork and Collaboration: Function effectively in nursing and interprofessional teams and foster communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  7. Wellness and Prevention: Assess health and wellness in individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to promote health outcomes.
  8. Leadership: Promote the practice of professional nursing through leadership and advocacy. 
  9. Safety: Implement measures to promote quality and a safe environment for patients, self, and others. 
  10. Strengths: Determine how Strengths (signature talent themes) influence the role of the student nurse and clinical decision-making. 

The BSN program requires two years of prerequisite course completion and then four consecutive semesters of nursing program courses.

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