Academic Policies | Admission Policy | General Information
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The prospective student shall complete the following BSN Program admission steps in order.
Step 1. General Education Core and Degree Base Course Requirements
The prospective student shall apply to UTB and have the pre-requisite General Education Core courses for admission evaluated for approval.
Completion of 51 semester credit hours of Core and Degree Base Courses is required prior to applying to the BSN Program:
Transfer students must submit other school transcripts to the UTB Registrar’s Office for evaluation when they apply for admission and after all General Education Core courses are complete. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (http://statecore.its.txstate.edu), every public institution in Texas has a Core, which is designed to make transfers between and among Texas institutions of higher education as smooth and seamless as possible. It is very likely that while similar, no two institutions will have exactly the same Core Curriculum. Never fear! If you complete the Core Curriculum at one institution, it substitutes for the Core Curriculum at any other public college in Texas, even if there are differences.
Note that General Education Core courses from other Texas colleges are accepted as “Core Complete” when ALL of that institution’s core courses are completed. Individual courses, not “Core Complete”, are evaluated based on UTB General Education Core requirements.
It is the prospective student’s responsibility to monitor when transcripts are evaluated and accepted online.
Step 2. BSN Admission Requirements
After admission to UTB and all pre-requisite General Education Core and Degree Base courses are accepted, the prospective student may apply to the BSN Program by submitting the following documentation together:
____ BSN Program application.
(BSN Program Application)
____ Immunization form (including Varicella and TB test).
____ Copy of current RN License.
____ Copy of current CPR card.
Students may be permitted to take nursing courses prior to the completion of the general education core and degree base courses.
Submit application by email, mail or personal delivery:
Email to BSN@utb.edu
Director, BSN Program
Department of Nursing- LHSB 2.720
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas, 78520.
Deliver to the BSN office, Life Health Science Building (LHSB) Room 2.720
Admission deadlines are MAY 1 (Fall) & NOVEMber 1 (Spring).
The BSN Admissions Committee shall meet to review all completed applications and choose students for the next semester BSN full-time and part-time classes. The number of admitted students is based on student qualifications and available faculty.
Step 3. Admitted BSN Students
Prior to enrollment, students must:
- Clear a security background screening. Admission is conditional to security clearance.
- Pay the UTB Professional liability insurance, BSN Application, and BSN Orientation fees.
- Complete the BSN Orientation. During Orientation Faculty advisors will review and advise each student on their BSN Degree Plan and Plan of Study.