UTRGV - BSN Program

UTRGV-BSN at a glance

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is generic in nature with a pathway for registered nurses. The Program is designed to enable students to integrate knowledge from theory and research, high-level skills, and concepts of leadership into the practice of professional nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The BSN Program provides a foundation for graduate study. BSN generic graduates are eligible to apply to the Texas Board of Nursing to take the National Council Licensure Examination. After successfully completing this examination, the graduate is issued a license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.

Application Requirements:

  • Meet UTRGV's admission requirements.

  • Seek university academic advisement each semester regarding prerequisite progression.

  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in all prerequisite courses. (link)  

  • Students are eligible to apply to the program when they have completed 45 semester credit hours towards the degree and achieve a 75% or higher on the required components of HESI Admission Assessment Exam (English Language, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Math, Anatomy and Physiology, and Critical Thinking). The 45 semester credit hours must include the following courses and must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

    • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I

    • BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

    • MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods (or MATH 1387 Honors) or MATH 1343 Introduction to Biostatistics (or MATH 1388 Honors)

    •  ANTH 2351 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

    • CLSC 2429 Clinical Microbiology in Health Care

    • CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

    • CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab

    • PSYC 2301 General Psychology

    • PSYC 3337 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

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