Did you know....that UT Arlington College of Nursing has been recognized as a high performing school by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board? One of only 9 schools with this designation. (out of 100 in Texas)
Did you know....licensure exam pass rates for UT Arlington College of Nursing graduates has surpassed the State and National average for the past five years?
Students may submit their application if they will have completed 12 of the 16 hours of required natural sciences with grades of “C” or better prior to the application deadline. When students apply they must show a plan to complete all of the specified prerequisites marked with asterisks with grades of “C” or better prior to entering the upper division nursing program. For example, if a student submits an application to the College of Nursing by January 5th for the Fall, they should complete the remaining specified prerequisites in the Spring and Summer. Full time students who start at UTA as freshmen in the Fall should follow the recommended course sequence.Application deadlines are:
Spring Entry - June 1 Fall Entry – January 5
If you are attending UT Arlington, you can declare nursing as your intended major in your freshman year and begin participating in the activities of the school and work with our nursing advisors. In addition, an Introduction to Professional Nursing course is offered in the freshman year. Additional required pre-nursing courses are offered in the sophomore year. Students will still need to make application for admittance to the upper division nursing courses as described above.
In order to be considered for the College of Nursing, students must be admitted to the University. Print the College of Nursing application and send it in before the deadline. Students must send official transcripts with any courses attempted at another institution to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students with English as a second language must submit TOEFL scores with their application. For more information visit www.toefl.org
The HESI A2 exam must be completed prior to the admission deadline. Students must complete the designated sections of the test (grammar, vocabulary, reading and comprehension, math, personality and learning styles) Note: The deadline for the HESI A2 is prior to the application deadline. For admission requirements refer to the College of Nursing information
Prospective transfer students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to get their transcripts evaluated prior to applying to the upper division nursing program.
UTA students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester prior to registration in order to have their MyMav academic hold removed.
Students are assigned to advisors based on the first letter of their last name a list of advisor e-mails is available at this link
Students who are current UTA students can elect to attend Walk-in advising on Wednesdays without an appointment. Sign in on the 6th floor computer near the reception desk and you will be seen by the first available advisor for your program. Check-in begins at 8:00 and closes when the last appointment of the day has been filled.
Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, or speak with a financial aid counselor for specific information by calling 817-272-3561.
Endowed nursing scholarships are available only to students who have been accepted into the nursing program and are currently enrolled in the program.
The College of Nursing has an excellent reputation in the community. Graduates are actively recruited by local and state health care providers. The BSN program has been accredited annually by the Texas Board of Nursing since it began in the 1970's and National League for Nursing (NLNAC) accreditation has been continuous in all programs since that time. Following the trend of other baccalaureate programs, in 2006 the College of Nursing elected to seek accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and that accreditation was approved at their Board meeting in Spring 2007.
Nursing students are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.
120 full-time students are accepted for each class in the upper division nursing program twice a year. All students who meet the UT Arlington standards for admission to the University are accepted into the pre-nursing program.
Yes, there is a three year limit on pharmacology. The time is calculated at the time a student enters the upper division nursing courses.
No, but we do have an RN to BSN program for registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree.
Yes. Prerequisite course transfer credits will be accepted, if they meet the University's criteria and a grade of “C” or higher was earned. If you are requesting transfer of a pre-nursing course (Introduction to Professional Nursing, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology), you must submit a syllabus that includes a course description, content outline and course objectives. Please review our Equivalency Charts for further information. link to equivalency charts
Yes, the College of Nursing is offering an accelerated program through the academic partnership program.
You will provide patient care in health care agencies under the direction of our experienced faculty. Prior to working with patients, you will learn and practice skills in our Smart Hospital. Working with patients begins during your first semester in the upper division nursing program.
Nationally the number is 3-5%. The percentage of males in the program ranges from 10-15%
All incoming nursing students must have taken three pre-nursing courses: Introduction to Professional Nursing, Pharmacology, and Pathophysiologic Processes before beginning the upper division nursing program. All three courses are offered at UT Arlington, but comparable courses may be taken in other programs. Students are required to have the courses evaluated by College of Nursing faculty prior to enrolling to ensure it will be accepted at UT Arlington.
We offer many Master of Science in Nursing options that you can pursue. Please see the MSN website. The DNP program is a post-nurse practitioner program and the PhD in Nursing offers a BSN-PhD option
We do offer an online program. More information is available at this link
Anatomy & Pathophysiology I & II and Chemistry. These cannot be taken concurrently.
No. Everyone who applies to this program will need to take the HESI A2 exam. This is a requirement for all applicants regardless of previous degree, work experience, or other test scores.