Pre-Nursing Students

University Academic Advising advises pre-nursing students as they complete their prerequisites and prepare to apply to the upper-division nursing program at the Dallas or Houston campus. Students who are admitted to the university as nurse-entry students are not automatically admitted to the traditional BSN track.

All TWU students who are interested in graduating with a BSN from TWU must complete the requirements for admission to the upper division. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor each semester. Students with less than 30 credit hours or who are in their first year of college are required to meet with an academic advisor.

Acceptance as a Nursing Entry or Pre-Nursing student to TWU does NOT guarantee admission as a Nursing major in the College of Nursing.

The admission standards for a Nursing major are more rigorous than the general admission criteria for TWU and pre-nursing.

When am I ready to apply to the program?

Students are eligible to apply after they have successfully completed (and transferred, if applicable) 46 hours of your prerequisites, including the following nursing prerequisite courses:

  • Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Elementary Statistics I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry

All sciences must have labs and be graded “C” or higher (and be completed) by the application due date. 

1st Degree Pre-Licensure Info Packet

The TWU College of Nursing, BSN in Nursing Packet provides a list of common four-year Texas Public College Transfer Equivalencies. If you are transferring credit from out of state or a private institution, you may be required to submit a syllabus to earn course credit after you are admitted.

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Parallel Planning

Parallel planning is an advising initiative in University Academic Advising where academic advisors educate students about alternative careers in healthcare and other degree programs offered at TWU. The goal of parallel planning is to have students take their nursing prerequisite courses while actively exploring other majors should they need to change their major or no longer have an interest in the nursing program. All pre-nursing students are advised to identify a parallel plan by the end of their first semester at TWU.

Parallel planning has four objectives: 

  1. Explore alternative pathways to degree completion
  2. Prioritize academic advising for first-year students with less than 30 earned credit hours
  3. Increase the persistence and retention of pre-nursing students; and
  4. Increase the number of graduates who entered the institution as a pre-nursing major. 

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