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:
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Exam (FNP)
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Exam (FNP).
The application process is competitive and admits 40 highly-qualified students each fall semester.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Leadership and Administration is the school's second graduate program. This advanced hybrid post-professional master’s degree program will prepare post-baccalaureate nurses and post-master’s nurses to practice in leadership and administrative roles in a variety of healthcare institutions.
Course work takes place online, with a few face-to-face weekend meetings at the St. David’s School of Nursing in Round Rock, Texas. During these weekend intensives, students hone their skills with faculty and get to know their fellow LAN students. Of the required 36 credit hours, 12 credit hours are in practicum courses during which students learn one-on-one from a mentor in their area.
Graduates of this program are required to meet professional competencies related to their focus area of study and are qualified to sit for one or more of the following certification examinations:
- American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Certification Exam - Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Exam - Nurse Executive (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC)
The application process is competitive and admits 40 highly-qualified students each Spring and Fall semester.
To learn more about the BSN and MSN degree programs, click on the links below.