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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Application Deadline: March 1 for Fall admission; October 1 for Spring admission
  • Application Available: All year round
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin provides a generic pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The degree is science based, patient centered, and caring driven. The curriculum consists of four years. In the first two years of study the students take science courses with other pre-health professionals in pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and kinesiology sciences. The course of study also includes courses in the social sciences that help students understand human behavior and to gain insight into the human spirit.

The nursing courses begin the second two years of the curriculum. 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 technology in the UT Permian Basin state of the art Nursing Simulation Center. The BSn program at the Univerisity of Texas of the Permian Basin 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).

Required Courses (Year 1 & Year 2)

The following courses must be completed prior to admission to Nursing Program.

General Education Requirements

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (3 sch)

*Students must make a B or above in all the required science and math courses before entering the BSN program.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)

Component Area Option (0 to 3 sch)

Nursing Major Pre-Requisites

*Students must make a B or above in all the required science and math courses before entering the BSN program.

Nursing Major Courses (Year 3 & Year 4)

Sophomore Summer (prior to start of nursing major)

Junior First Semester Fall

Senior Second Semester Spring

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