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BSN Program Requirements


Admission Requirements — In addition to enrollment and progression policies enumerated in the catalog, students must meet the following requirements to enroll in courses which are limited to the nursing major.

  • Prerequisites – completion of prerequisite courses
  • HESI/A2 Admission Assessment Exam – scores must be submitted to the office

Once accepted into the upper division nursing program, and before beginning the first clinical course, these additional requirements must be met. (more specific information is available in the Student Handbook)

  • 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 in this document