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The Dallas Center will offer a six-semester full-time program for people who want to become registered nurses (RNs). The program is designed to facilitate a career change for the more mature and experienced student. Students are required to attend class two evenings during the week from 5-9 PM, with clinical experiences held on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education accredit the Bachelor of Science nursing program.

The next weekend program will start Fall 2016 with an application deadline of February 1, 2016.


Before You Apply

How to Apply

  1. Apply to TWU using the application. In order to qualify for admission to the upper division program, the student must be admitted to TWU.
  2. Submit all transcripts from prior schools to the following address:

    Office of Admissions Processing
    P.O. Box 425649
    Denton, TX 76204
  3. Once accepted to TWU, use Pioneer Portal to verify the accuracy of your TWU transcript to insure correct posting of all transfer courses via.  Click on "My Info" on the left side and then click on "Transcript". Please allow 1-2 weeks for student records processing and posting of your grades. If your TWU transcript does not contain all course information from your submitted official transcript(s), call Office of Admissions Processing at 940-898-3076.
    • Second degree students wishing to use course work from previous BS/BA degree must have approval from the CON prior to application deadline. First degree courses are not evaluated by student records. Contact a nursing admissions coordinator for information.
    • Only post baccalaureate grades will appear on TWU transcripts of second degree students.
  4. Verify that your nursing prerequisite GPA is at least a 3.0. Use the appropriate worksheet and instructions at GPA Calculation & Course Equivalencies.
  5. Complete 46 of the required lower-division prerequisite courses including all 25 hours of nursing core courses by application deadline below.This includes Chemistry with lab, Micro with Lab, A&P I & II with Labs, Nutrition, Statistics, and Psychology (Development Life Span).
    • Any prerequisite courses completed in your first degree that you wish to transfer to meet nursing prerequisites must be approved in advance by the CON. Course descriptions and/or syllabi will need to be provided to nursing admissions coordinators as soon as you receive your TWU acceptance and ID number. See the equivalency chart at GPA Calculation & Course Equilavencies for course equivalents for local Texas schools.
  6. Successfully pass the Entrance Exam before application and admission to upper division nursing courses.
  7. Submit the completed College of Nursing Weekend/Evening Program application and $30.00 processing fee.

Emails to applicants' accounts will be dated, and applicants will be given 5 working days to respond. If there is no response from the applicant within the 5 working days, the applicant will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for admission. There are no exceptions. Applicants must re-apply each semester.


  • It takes approximately 6 weeks for the admssion to TWU to be completed. We urge students to apply early, at least 6 weeks prior to the deadline. For the fall 2013 weekend/evening program, the application deadline is February 1, 2013. There will be no spring admission for 2013. 

Additional Program Information

Program Goals

The TWU Baccalaureate Curriculum builds upon a foundation of liberal arts, sciences and nursing to produce a graduate who will be able to:

  1. Deliver nursing care focused on caring and competency in professional knowledge, skills and values for culturally diverse populations across the life span and health continuum.
  2. Exhibit professional and personal responsibility and accountability in provision of nursing care.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical decision making in the delivery, coordination and collaboration of nursing care.
  4. Utilize effective systematic inquiry based on research and best evidence to provide safe patient centered care and continuous quality improvement.
  5. Incorporate effective communication, collaboration and advocacy in working with patients, families, groups, communities and the health care team for improving health care outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate beginning leadership and patient-centered care in a health care system that is influenced by health policy, finance and regulatory environment.

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