May 10, 2021  
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing, BSN

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Application Deadline: March 1 for Fall admission; September 15 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

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 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

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

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Life and Physical Science (6 sch)

Students must take Biology lab with the class.  Lab credit is given in the Componenet Area.

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

Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Pre-Nursing Major (25 sch)

The BSN degree requires a minimum of 120 sch with at least 48 upper level courses and DOES NOT REQUIRE a minor.  The program consists of (1) Pre-nursing major; and (2) the Nursing major.

Nursing Major (54 sch)

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