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BSN Program Requirements

  • CPR – current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare providers card
  • Shot Records – documentation of required immunizations
  • Insurance Proof – documentation of medical insurance is required by the UT System Board of Regents. Information must be updated each semester
  • Drug Screen and Criminal Background check – drug screen and criminal background check as required by health care agencies

Completion of the BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility for the registered nurse licensure exam. A previous history of the following may make you ineligible for licensure:

  • Criminal conviction (including DWI or DUI)
  • History of mental illness
  • Chemical dependence.

Specific rules and regulations are available at the Texas Board of Nursing website at: http://www.bon.state.tx.us/nursinglaw/rr.html

Class and clinical attendance expectations are outlined in the student handbook and in the syllabus for each course.

Orientation is mandatory

  • Annual UTA College of Nursing orientation is mandatory
  • DFW Hospital Council Standard Student Clinical Orientation is presented on Blackboard and is mandatory
  • Clinical facility orientation may be mandatory for some clinical rotations

Physical Requirements for Clinical attendance

Students need to meet the physical requirements of a staff nurse in the same setting in which they are completing a clinical rotation. (see Student Handbook for more specific information)

Dress Code

The Dress Code policy is outlined here