Undergraduate Advising

Advising is one of the first steps that a student takes toward achieving their academic goals!

The advising process is a consultation between the student and advisor to discuss and determine the best educational plan according to the student’s interests, capabilities, and personal circumstances.

Undergraduate Nursing Academic Advisors

Denton Campus
Jessica Loera
jloera@twu.edu 
940-898-2401

Dallas Center
Daniel Gray
dgray7@twu.edu 
214-689-6566

Houston Center
Justin Rogers
jrogers16@twu.edu 
713-794-2100

Schedule an Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Prelicensure Students

What is the grade point average (GPA) to apply?

A minimum of 3.0 in prerequisite courses is required.

What GPA is considered competitive?

The mean GPA per admission cycle varies slightly, but a 3.7 GPA is considered competitive.

What examinations are required for entry?

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test is required for application with minimum scores of 64 in all sections.

What TEAS scores are considered competitive?

TEAS individual and composite scores per admission cycle vary slightly, but a composite score of 87 or better is considered competitive.

What classes are included in the nursing core?

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Statistics

Please note: Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology require a grade of “C” or better.

What courses have to be completed in order to apply?

All nursing core courses and at least 21 credit hours of the Texas state core requirements must be complete prior to application deadline.

What are the Texas State core requirements?

These are the required courses.

I already have a bachelor’s degree. Do I need to complete the Texas State core requirements?

Not all, but you will need to complete United States History I and II, United States National Government, and Texas Government if not completed within your previous degree curriculum.

Are there other additional admission requirements?

There are no additional requirements at this time.

What is the program format? How is the program delivered?

Our undergraduate, prelicensure program is delivered in traditional, face-to-face format.

What is the length of the program?

The upper-division portion of the nursing program is 2 years in length.

How do I apply?

First, you must apply to Texas Woman’s University through ApplyTexas.org. Once you are admitted to the university, you must apply for the upper-division nursing program through NursingCAS.org.

When are application deadlines?

February 1 for Fall admissions and August 15 for Spring admissions.

I am an international student. Are there other requirements?

Please contact a College of Nursing Advisor to discuss requirements for international students.

Can I transfer credit from another college or university?

Please contact a College of Nursing Advisor to discuss transfer credit allowed.

Are nursing courses transferable?

Transfer of credit within the upper-division nursing program is evaluated individually by Undergraduate Program Directors.

What is the cost of the program? Are financial aid and scholarships available?

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid or call 940-898-3064 to learn more about approximate cost and available assistance.

Am I required to have professional liability insurance?

Yes, however, once enrolled in a clinical course you will be covered by a blanket policy. You will not need to purchase this on your own accord.

Am I required to have medical/health insurance?

Yes. Students in any clinically based program within the College of Nursing are required to acquire and maintain personal health insurance.

Are immunizations/vaccinations required?

Yes. Undergraduate students are required to comply with the university policy regarding immunizations prior to admission into the program. Information about specific immunizations is available at Student Health Services

Please note:

  • Additional requirements may exist. In such case, students will be informed of the requirements at or after acceptance to upper-division.
  • Students applying to the BSN in Nursing (prelicensure) program do not need to have immunization completed by the application deadline.

Are drug screening and criminal background checks required?

Yes, undergraduate students are required to meet agency requirements for completion of a drug screen and criminal background check prior to entering the clinical settings. Cost for these is the responsibility of the student.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for licensed Registered Nurses seeking the RN-BSN program

What is the grade point average (GPA) to apply?

A minimum of 2.0 in prerequisite courses is required.

What examinations are required for entry?

There are no examinations required for entry into the RN-BSN program.

What classes are included in the nursing core?

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Statistics

Please note: Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology require a grade of “C” or better.

What courses have to be complete in order to apply?

All nursing core courses must be completed. Texas state core requirements can be completed before or after admission.

What are the Texas State core requirements?

These are the required courses.

I already have a bachelor’s degree. Do I need to complete the Texas State core requirements?

Not all, but you will need to complete United States History I and II, United States National Government, and Texas Government if not completed within your previous degree curriculum.

Are there other additional admission requirements?

You must be a currently licensed Registered Nurse in order to apply.

What is the program format? How is the program delivered?

Our undergraduate post licensure RN-BSN program is delivered 100% online.

What is the length of the program?

The undergraduate post-licensure RN-BSN program is one year in length. A part-time option is available.

How do I apply?

First, you must apply to Texas Woman’s University through ApplyTexas.org. Once you are admitted to the university, apply for the upper-division nursing program through NursingCAS.org.

When are the application deadlines?

April 1 for Fall admissions, August 1 for Spring admissions, and February 1 for Summer admissions.

I am an international student. Are there other requirements?

Please contact a College of Nursing Advisor to discuss requirements for international students.

Can I transfer credit from another college or university?

Please contact a College of Nursing Advisor to discuss transfer credit allowed.

Are nursing courses transferable?

Transfer of credit within the upper-division nursing program are evaluated individually by Undergraduate Program Directors.

What is the cost of the program? Are financial aid and scholarships available?

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid or call 940-898-3064 to learn more about approximate cost and available assistance.

Am I required to have professional liability insurance?

Yes, however, once enrolled in a clinical course you will be covered by a blanket policy. You will not need to purchase this on your own accord.

Am I required to have medical/health insurance?

Yes. Students in any clinically based program within the College of Nursing are required to acquire and maintain personal health insurance.

Are immunizations/vaccinations required?

Yes. Undergraduate students are required to comply with the university policy regarding immunizations prior to admission into the program. Information about specific immunizations is available at Student Health Services.

Please note:

  • Additional agency requirements may exist and may be required. In such case, students will be informed of the requirements at or after acceptance to upper-division.
  • Students applying to the BSN in Nursing (prelicensure) program do not need to have immunization completed by the application deadline.

Are drug screening and criminal background checks required?

Yes, undergraduate students are required to meet agency requirements for completion of a drug screen and criminal background check prior to entering the clinical settings. Cost for these is the responsibility of the student.

1st Degree Prelicensure Information Packet
Post Baccalaureate Prelicensure Information Packet

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