Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing weekend/evening program

It’s time for a satisfying, challenging and rewarding career. As a professional with working experience, you’re ready to shift your course toward a career providing care.

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The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in nursing weekend/evening program trains professional nurses by providing them a strong foundation of knowledge and fostering compassion. It’s a program that will teach you to:

  • Deliver nursing care with professional knowledge, skills and values.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical decision making.
  • Use research and evidence to provide continuous quality improvement.
  • Advocate for patients and their families to improve outcomes.
  • Lead in a health care system influenced by policy, finance and regulation.

Our weekend/evening program curriculum is completed over six-semesters. 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 weekend/evening program is offered only at the Dallas campus.

A full listing of required courses for the Weekend Nursing Program is available in the undergraduate catalog.

Take the next step.

Apply for Admission

Admission into the Weekend/Evening Nursing program is considered once you are an admitted TWU student who has successfully completed (or transferred, if applicable) 46 hours of nursing prerequisites.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: February 1

Contact the Weekend/Evening Program

General questions about the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree can be sent to nursing@twu.edu. Please note, while this program is only offered at the Dallas Center, beginning each fall semester, you may schedule an advising appointment with an advisor closest to you at any time to discuss the program:

Denton Campus

Dallas Center

Houston Center

Transfer students may want to use the Prerequisite Advising Worksheet (XLSX) and the Instructions for Completing the Nursing Prerequisite Worksheet (doc).

The Prerequisite Advising Worksheet is not ADA accessible. Contact 940-898-2284 for assistance.

Out-of-State Students

The BS in Nursing prepares graduates to take the Texas Board of Nursing licensure exam. If you are a resident of another state, contact our department to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the licensure exam in your home state. 

Register for the TEAS at TWU

Learn more about the TEAS requirements and how to register.

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission for Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses Seeking a First Bachelor's Degree

Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses Seeking a First Bachelor's Degree

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements. Individuals apply to the University and indicate "Nursing Entry (BS)" as a major on the application. On admission to the University, students are classified as nursing-entry majors and meet with academic advisors in the College of Nursing.

The program is four years in length. The first four semesters consist of lower-division prerequisite courses that meet the University core curriculum and courses which are the essential foundation for nursing education. Upper-division nursing courses are taught in the last four semesters and are offered only in Dallas and Houston. Academic advisors are available at each campus to assist students in evaluation of prior course work, selection of equivalent courses, and verification of eligibility. The following list constitutes the lower-division prerequisite courses.

Course List
CodeTitleSCHs
UNIV 1231 Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience (Required only of students who start as freshmen at TWU) 1
ENG 1013 Composition I 3
ENG 1023 Composition II 3
HIST 1013 History of the United States, 1492-1865 3
HIST 1023 History of the United States, 1865 to the Present 3
GOV 2013 U.S. National Government 3
GOV 2023 Texas Government 3
PSY 1013 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PSY 1603 Developmental Psychology (Lifespan) 3
MATH 1703 Elementary Statistics I 3
NFS 2323 Introduction to Nutrition 3
Chemistry with corresponding laboratory 4
BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
Select 3 semester credit hours from each of the following: 9
Language, Philosophy and Culture core
Creative Arts core
Multicultural Women's Studies core
Select 2-3 semester credit hours from the following: 2-3
Additional Mathematics or Wellness core
Total SCHs 58-59

Substitutions will be made, when applicable, to TWU core curriculum requirements, if those requirements are met at another Texas public institution of higher learning. Transfer students who have completed a Texas core curriculum from a Texas public institution are not required to complete additional courses at TWU to meet the TWU core curriculum.

Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses with a Prior Bachelor's Degree in Another Field

Individuals with a prior bachelor's degree are not required to meet the TWU core curriculum. Prerequisites for those with a prior bachelor's degree are limited to the nursing foundation courses and the state required history and government courses, as listed below. Courses taken for the first degree will not have to be repeated if they are determined to be equivalent.

Course List
CodeTitleSCHs
HIST 1013
HIST 1023
History of the United States, 1492-1865
and History of the United States, 1865 to the Present
6
GOV 2013
GOV 2023
U.S. National Government
and Texas Government
6
PSY 1603 Developmental Psychology (Lifespan) 3
MATH 1703 Elementary Statistics I 3
NFS 2323 Introduction to Nutrition 3
Chemistry with corresponding laboratory 4
BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
Total SCHs 37

Transfer Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses from Another Nursing Program

Non-nurses previously enrolled in another nursing program must meet the same prerequisite and admission requirements as other TWU pre-licensure students, and be accepted both by Texas Woman's University and the TWU College of Nursing. Additionally, the following requirements must be met.

  1. Nursing courses were completed within a nursing program that has national nursing accreditation.
  2. A grade of C or better was earned in all nursing courses (including pathophysiology).
  3. Nursing courses transferred in for credit must have been completed within the last five years.
  4. Eligibility to continue in or return to the previous nursing program must be verified by a letter of good standing from the dean of the previous program. The letter of good standing should be uploaded to your NursingCAS application or sent to the Director of Nursing Admissions.
  5. Applicants must submit to the College of Nursing a course syllabus for each completed nursing course for evaluation. If the course(s) is/are determined to be equivalent to TWU nursing courses, credit may be granted.
  6. At least 30 of the last 62 hours have to be completed at TWU.
  7. A minimum of 45 hours have to be completed at TWU to graduate with honors.
  8. Successful completion of a minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree must be taken at TWU.
  9. If a transfer student has not been enrolled in a nursing program for more than one year, placement test(s) and clinical skills assessment may be required to determine the level of entry into the nursing program.

Application for Upper-Division Nursing: Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses

Only students accepted to the College of Nursing may enroll in upper-division nursing courses. Class space in nursing courses is limited and admission to the College of Nursing is competitive. Admission to upper-division nursing courses is based on grade point averages for prerequisite coursework and admission assessment test scores. Preferential consideration will be given to students who have completed 32 or more semester credit hours of the required non-nursing lower-division courses at TWU (16 for those with a prior bachelor's degree) by the application deadline and/or students with a prior bachelor's degree.

To be eligible to be considered for progression into upper-division (3000-4000 level) nursing courses, students must have:

  1. been admitted to TWU using the Texas Common Online application. Students completing prerequisites at another institution should submit all TWU general admission materials at least 6 weeks prior to the upper-division nursing application deadlines. Official transcripts of courses taken during the semester of application to TWU must be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing immediately following completion of the courses;
  2. successfully completed the following 25 semester credit hours of nursing foundation courses by the nursing application deadline: Anatomy & Physiology I, with lab; Anatomy & Physiology II, with lab; Microbiology, with lab; Chemistry, with lab; Developmental Psychology; Nutrition; and Statistics;
  3. successfully completed an additional 21 credit hours of core requirements for a total of 46 completed hours of prerequisite courses by the nursing application deadline (first bachelor's degree students only);
  4. completed all remaining lower-division prerequisite courses, with the exception of Multicultural Women's Studies, before beginning the nursing courses;
  5. a minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology including all labs. Anatomy and physiology prerequisites must be the courses offered for science majors.
  6. a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 on the required non-nursing lower-division courses. If a course is taken more than once, the most recent grade received will be counted in calculating the GPA. Other courses that an applicant may have taken are not calculated in the GPA for admission;
  7. successfully passed the required nursing entrance exam (TEAS). The TEAS must be taken with scores uploaded to your NursingCAS application by the nursing application deadline. See our entrance exam policy here.
  8. submitted an application for upper-division nursing through NursingCAS, including application fee, to the College of Nursing by the application deadline.
  9. We highly encourage all applicants to schedule a prospective student advising appointment or attend an information session prior to applying to discuss admissions requirements and how to apply.

Application Deadlines

College of Nursing applications for upper-division nursing must be received by the following yearly dates in order to be considered for admission:

  • February 1, to begin nursing coursework in a Fall semester
  • August 15, to begin nursing coursework in a Spring semester

Eligibility for Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Upon admission to upper-division courses in the College of Nursing, each student is required to review specific rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Nursing. Every student is responsible for reading information regarding application for licensure in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Nursing determines criteria for eligibility for licensure. Students should access the Board of Nursing website to examine the Nurse Practice Act and its regulations. Detailed information about critical issues in a student’s background may affect eligibility, and the student should contact the Board for information regarding submission of a Declaratory Order. Board approval is required of candidates who apply for the NCLEX-RN examination to be licensed in the state of Texas.

Requirements for Clinical Course Enrollment

At the time of enrollment in clinical nursing courses, the student must provide proof of:

  1. clear FBI background check or clearance of a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing;
  2. negative drug testing and criminal background screening by a company designated by the College of Nursing;
  3. current required immunizations as specified by TWU Student Health Services;
  4. current cardiopulmonary resuscitation Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; and
  5. health insurance (required by the clinical agencies).

Professional liability insurance (covered by course fees) is provided for each student through the TWU student professional liability group policy.

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