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BSN Admissions and Student Lifecycle

Admission to the College of Nursing is a two tiered process: admission to the University (Pre-Nursing Major) and then admission to the Nursing Major (Upper Division). These two tiers consist of the following steps:

  1. University Admissions
    1. Prospective students must apply and be admitted to the university through the Office of Admissions.
    2. All steps necessary to complete admission to UT Arlington (i.e. submitting transcripts, paying fees) must be completed in order to be admitted to UT Arlington. Admission to UT Arlington is dependent on receipt of official transcripts from outside institutions and any other required documents (e.g. test scores). Allow at least four (4) weeks for the admission process.
    3. Once admitted, may proceed as a Pre-Nursing (Nursing Intended) Major.
  2. Pre-Nursing Major (Nursing Intended)
    1. Complete the lower-division prerequisite courses and achieve a minimum of 2.75 GPA overall and 2.75 GPA in the four required science prerequisites. Higher GPAs will be more competitive in the selection process.
    2. A year before the application deadline for the upper-division program, begin the process for the Criminal Background Check and Required Immunizations.
    3. Schedule, take, and pass the TEAS exam prior to the application deadline.
    4. Apply to upper-division program 6 months prior to desired start date (i.e. January 15 for Fall program start or June 1 for Spring program start).
    5. All Items for pre-nursing majors can be viewed through the site navigation (to the right of the screen on desktop/laptop/tablets, at the bottom of the screen for mobile users).
  3. BSN Upper Division Program Application
    1. Apply to upper-division program 6 months prior to desired start date (i.e. January 15 for fall program start or June 1 for Spring program start).
    2. Complete required immunizations prior to application deadline.
    3. Have received Blue Card or Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing prior to the application deadline.
    4. Complete and passed the TEAS exam prior to the application deadline.
  4. Nursing Major (Upper Division Program)
    1. Attend in-person upper-division program orientation prior to registration for Junior 1 courses.
    2. Complete and pass the four semester upper-division program course requirements and complete all clinicals.
    3. Apply to graduate prior to the final semester of enrollment.
  5. Graduation
    1. Complete all course requirements successfully.
    2. Register and take the RN licensure examination.

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