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 (NLNAC) accreditation has been continuous in all programs for the past 38 years. 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.
Prerequisites are the general courses that must be completed prior to beginning the nursing program. There are twenty one prerequisite courses plus one upper division elective. There is an additional course, BIOL 1441, which is a prerequisite for AP I & II and Micro.
After you have submitted your application to UT Arlington via the Texas Common Application and sent in all official transcripts, an academic advisor with UT Arlington will review your information and provide you with a missing course document that tells you which prerequisites you need to complete.
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.
There is no time limit on how old your grades can be for Anatomy & Physiology.
Apply to the University of Texas at Arlington by submitting an ApplyTexas application and send in your transcripts. An academic advisor will review your information and create a course map. The course map will guide you to complete your courses in the most efficient sequence. If you would prefer an unofficial course evaluation prior to applying to UT Arlington, you may e-mail, fax, or mail your transcripts to your advisor. You must provide your name and contact information on your correspondence so that your advisor can contact you.
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You will submit two applications. The first application will be the Texas Common Application that provides application to the University. Once you are admitted as a student to the University and you are near completing the prerequisite courses, you will submit a short second application to the College of Nursing.
Once you have completed 12 of your 16 credit hours of natural sciences (Human A&P I, II, Chemistry, and Microbiology) you should review the application deadline that is nearest to your intended start date. In order to begin the nursing program, you must complete all prerequisite courses. You can apply one semester in advance of when you plan to begin the upper division nursing program. This allows you to complete any remaining courses while your nursing application is being reviewed. For example, if you have 12 of your 16 science hours completed by the January 5th deadline, you can apply to UT Arlington to complete your pre-nursing courses in spring and, if accepted, start nursing school in June. Please review the admission requirements and contact your academic advisor if you require clarification.
Yes, you must complete the elective prior to starting the program. At this time, that elective is Medical Terminology. An additional nursing elective will be offered during the program.
There will be two start dates: January, September. Information on the upcoming dates are listed on the calendar page.
Partnership Codes are assigned to partner healthcare employers. If you have a Partnership Code, it must be entered into the Texas Common Application when applying to the University. Please contact the Academic Partnerships Program Coordinator at your health care employer or, if you are not employed by a partner, enrollment services at 1-866-489-2810 to receive your Partnership Code.
No. If you are not employed by a partner hospital, but would like to seek employment, you may contact one of the partner hospitals to discuss your options. If you prefer to not be employed by a partner hospital, you can still apply to this program. If you are accepted, we will place you in a hospital cohort.
Applicants must be employed by a hospital hosting a clinical site at the time of application, and when they begin Jr. I courses in order to be considered partnered. Students accepted into the program must provide proof of employment at the time of application and when they return their acceptance form.
Previous degrees are evaluated from official transcripts and courses that the College of Nursing accepts will be transferred in as applicable to the degree plan. A previous degree does not waive or exclude missing prerequisite courses.
No. That option is not available at this time.
The UT Arlington Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and overseen by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Yes. You will need Internet access to download your individual course and online readings onto your computer and to submit and receive feedback on assignments and assessments as well as participate in online discussions. You must regularly monitor your UT Arlington Mavs e-mail address as this is provided to students as an official means of communication and information regarding your course work, degree, and correspondence.
The complete list of technology requirements is available on the Student Services
The following are current costs associated with the program that may change without notification: books, stethoscope, uniforms, PDA, or nurse kit containing supplies needed in the nursing labs. In addition, you will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening, and be certified in CPR. At the end of the program, expect a graduation fee as well as fees associated with NCLEX testing for licensure as a registered nurse.
Based on the amount of hours per week the accelerated program takes, it is not possible to work full-time. Experience shows that students working 16-20 hours a week, or less, are more likely to succeed in nursing school.
No. Completion of prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission into the nursing program. Your acceptance into the program depends on several factors including GPA and HESI scores.
The number selected will vary from hospital to hospital. Groups will be in cohorts of ten.
There is not a limit on how old your science courses can be.
Possibly. You must send the syllabus of the course which must include the description of the course, the course number, and the course content outline and objectives to your advisor. It will then be reviewed by faculty to determine if it can substitute for the course we offer.
Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Chemistry. These cannot be taken concurrently.
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.
Yes. You must submit a copy of your scores by the application due date to the College of Nursing. Scores on the following sections: Math, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Learning Styles, and Personality Profile must be submitted. We do not require the science portions of the exam.
UTA does offer some testing dates, but you may be required to take it elsewhere. Visit the UTA College of Nursing website for testing dates and times offered at UTA:http://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/prospective/testing-services/proficiency-and-other-exams/hesi-a2.php
If you are unable to register for a date at UTA, you may take the exam at another school or at a Prometric testing site. Registration for Prometric sites is online and separate from UT Arlington.Registering on the Prometric Website:
To Locate a Testing Center:
- Go to www.prometric.com
- From the "For Test Takers" menu, click "Academic" and select "Elsevier".
- Select country and state.
- Select "Admissions Assessment".
To Schedule the HESI A2 Through a Prometric Testing Site:
- From the "For Test Takers" menu, select "Academic" exams.
- Select "Elsevier".
- E-mail the required eligibility information to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:
- Bedford – 817-358-1390
- Dallas – 972-385-1181
You must submit a copy of your scores to the UTA College of Nursing if you took the exam at another school or Prometric location. Make sure to obtain a copy of your scores and either mail, fax, or submit them in person by the deadline. Students that test at UTA do not need to submit their scores separately.