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Nursing

A World of Opportunity Awaits Those Who Care

 

Mission


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The nursing program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas offers nursing education to the registered nurse on the baccalaureate level, to serve the diverse population of Central Texas which includes the military and their families. The nursing faculty prepare excellent nurses to practice in acute care settings, outpatient services, or continue in pursuit of advanced degrees.

The RN to BSN program is designed with the working professional in mind. Classes are offered online by faculty dedicated to their success.


Accreditation



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Texas A&M Central Texas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


How to Apply for Admissions



Entry Requirements

General Education and Course Requirements

A&M-Central Texas is an upper-level university, therefore, the core curriculum/general education courses and non-nursing courses must be taken at another institution. Core curricula may also be accepted from other institutions. 

Admissions Requirements:

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Admission to A&M-Central Texas;
  • Have a current unencumbered Texas Registered Nurse’s (RN) license or of a Compact State, or be in the last semester of an Associates of Nursing Degree program; 
  • Have completed the non-nursing courses required for the BSN degree
    • As an exception, a prospective student may have up to six (6) hours remaining,
  • Have earned a grade of "C" or higher in all courses leading to a BSN degree,
  • Complete an Application to the Nursing Program form,
  • If employed as a registered nurse,  have a reference form completed by a supervisor.  If not employed,  have a clinical faculty member complete the form.

How to Apply for Admissions

  • Submit the Application to the Nursing Program.
  • Submit a reference form found in the Nursing Handbook.  The reference form validates safe and recent practice experience as a registered nurse within the last three years prior to acceptance. Or, submit a form from a nursing faculty member if graduation was in the past year and you have not practiced as a registered nurse. Alternatively, applicants may complete a RN refresher course.
  • Submit unofficial transcript(s) for review in applying to the program. Official transcript(s) must be submitted to the university for all courses to be transferred in for credit. Provide official copies of transcript(s) from each previously attended college or university. See the "Official College Transcripts" page for additional details.
  • Prior to enrolling in the program meet with faculty advisor in the Department of Nursing to develop a Student Educational Plan, applicants must complete all non-nursing courses listed in the degree requirements. Exception of up to six semester credit hours may be made in consultation with program faculty.  
  • International applicants and applicants with foreign credentials must adhere to additional requirements

Frequently Asked Questions



Is your program accredited?
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001,
202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Is the program online or face to face?
Currently the RN to BSN program is 100% online.

Do I need to find a preceptor or clinical site?
Individual courses contain assignments that are clinical in nature and satisfy the CCNE requirement for a clinical component; however, the assignments do not require a preceptor and may be completed at any location.

CCNE requires curriculum that includes planned clinical practice experiences that enable students to integrate new knowledge and demonstrate attainment of program outcomes and are evaluated by faculty.

What is the average class size?
The university student to faculty ratio is 13:1. The maximum number of students in online nursing courses is 25.

What advising and support services are available?
Faculty are available for advising or assignment assistance online or during office hours. The University provides a variety of student services to include a writing lab, professional tutoring, a counseling center and more.

When can I apply?
Admission is open for summer, fall and spring semesters.

What is your application process?
First, we recommend submitting your unofficial transcripts to the nursing department for review and advising well in advance. More information regarding university admission can be found in our Undergraduate Admissions application checklist. Please reach out to Recruitment at recruiting@tamuct.edu or call 254.501.5952 for questions regarding the application process.

Do I need to take an entrance exam or submit an essay for admission?
No entrance exam or essay is required; however, a current Texas license as a registered nurse is required for full admission to the program.

How long does it take to complete the program?
You have five years to complete the program; student completion time varies. Students enrolled in courses full-time may complete the program in one calendar year.

How long are my pre-requisite courses transferable?
There are no time restrictions on pre-requisite courses.


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