The St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State offers two programs: A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner.
The application process is competitive and admits 100 highly-qualified students each fall semester. Priority admission is given to applicants who have completed the majority of the nursing prerequisite courses at Texas State University. Students enrolled in the program are full-time students and complete classroom coursework, lab work in simulation labs located in the St. David’s School of Nursing building on the Round Rock campus and off-site clinical rotations.
This BSN program educates students to work in varied clinical settings and prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It also is the foundation for masters and doctoral nursing degrees.
Prerequisite requirements are the completion of 20 courses/60-61 credits for applicants without a previous bachelor’s degree or 13 courses/42 credits for applicants with a previous bachelor’s degree prior to entering the nursing program.
After admission into the nursing program, all students complete 59 credits during the five-semester program.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner is the school's first graduate program. The MSN program is a full-time, 21 month (5 semester, 48 credit hour) lockstep online program with 10 hours allotted to practicum courses. The curriculum requires students to log 600 clinical clock hours with preceptors. The focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner program is primary care of families and individuals across the lifespan.
MSN graduates are required to meet professional competencies related to their focus area of study. The graduates are qualified to sit for one or more of the following certification examinations:
The application process is competitive and admits 40 highly-qualified students each fall semester.