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
- 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)
The Dress Code policy is outlined in this