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2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing

General Information:   432-552-2560

For Admissions information:   432-552-4560

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Application Deadline: March 1 for Fall admission; August 1 for Spring admission
  • Application Available: All year round
  • Length of Program: 4 years (2 years general education courses, 2 years nursing courses)
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Must attend Mandatory Information Session prior to the first semester of the Nursing Program

The University of Texas Permian Basin provides a generic pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The degree is science based, patient centered, and care driven. The four year curriculum is arranged so that in the first two years of study the students take science courses with other pre-health professionals as well as courses in the social sciences that help students understand human behavior and gain insight into the human spirit.

The nursing courses are taken during the third and fourth years of the program. The nursing curriculum is both theoretical and practical. Students are prepared to problem-solve based on evidence and research while including the patient as the main source of information. Strong clinical experiences are provided in the community and regional healthcare facilities and in the use of the UT Permian Basin state of the art Nursing Simulation Center.  The BSN program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. 

The professional faculty is committed to preparing graduates that are caring, scholarly and imaginative to coordinate and provide care in a variety of complex healthcare settings. Graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).


RN to BSN Online Degree Program

Admission Requirements for The RN-BSN Online Program:

  1. Must hold a current RN license to practice professional nursing in Texas or other state recognized by the NCLEX-RN Council of Nursing.
  2. Must be a graduate of a professional nursing program approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing, or appropriate State Board of Nursing.
  3. Must be a graduate of a nationally accredited professional nursing program.
  4. Must obtain successful admission to the University of Texas Permian Basin. At the time of application to the university, students must apply to the RN-BSN nursing degree track. 
  5. After admission to UT Permian Basin, the student must contact the Nursing Admission Officer for completion of the nursing degree plan.

It is the goal of the University for the graduates to provide evidence-based nursing care congruent with the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing, which recommended that nurses should receive higher education and training, be full partners with physicians and other healthcare professionals in redesigning health care, and be engaged in life-long learning to provide high quality safe care for a diverse population.

The program is built on a person-centered framework where the patient is the most important person of the healthcare team. The Overriding Pillars of the framework are Caring, Scholarship, and Imagination.