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Admission Requirements

Application Information

Step 1.

Apply and be admitted to Texas State University for the fall semester you plan attending nursing school. Allow 4-6 weeks.

  1. If you plan to complete prerequisite courses at Texas State University in San Marcos, apply for the semester you will begin attending Texas State.
  2. If you plan to complete prerequisite courses at another school, apply to Texas State for the fall semester you plan to start nursing school. Admission into Texas State is only valid for one semester. If you don’t attend Texas State the semester you were admitted for, you will need to reapply to the university.
  3. Texas State University Undergraduate Admissions:

Step 2.

After you have been admitted to Texas State University, you may apply to the nursing program.

  1. Applications for the nursing program are accepted October 1 through January 15. If you are dropping off your application packet at the Nursing Building in Round Rock, you will need to do so by 5:00 p.m. on January 15. If you are mailing your application documents, the packet must be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on January 15. Mail packet to :

St. David’s School of Nursing
Admission Office
1555 University Blvd.
Round Rock, TX  78665

  1. Applicants will be notified of their admission status the last week of March.

Click here for prerequisite course list.

Prerequisite GPA Requirements

A 2.90 is the minimum prerequisite GPA, but a 3.0 is recommended to be competitive in the application process.

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework must be sent to:

  • Texas State's Undergraduate Admissions (in San Marcos)

Science GPA Requirements

The required minimum GPA for science courses is a 3.0 (with a grade of C or higher required for ALL science courses) on the following courses:

  • CHEM 1341 General Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • BIO 1330 Functional Biology (3 hours)
  • BIO 2440 Microbiology (4 hours)
  • BIO 2451 and BIO 2452 Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 hours) OR Anatomy (4 hours) AND Physiology (4 hours)

Applicants must complete A & P I and II or Anatomy and Physiology, a combination of one A&P course and Anatomy or Physiology does not fulfill the science requirement.

There can be a maximum of 18 remaining prerequisite credit hours to complete in the spring and summer semesters before final admission to the St. David's School of Nursing. At the time of application to the nursing program, A&P I plus two or more science courses (there are five required science courses) must be completed.

NUTR 2360 must have a minimum grade of C.

Applicant may have a maximum of eight attempts (including Ws) on the five science courses, with no more than two attempts on any one science course.

It is not recommended applicants take Anatomy and Physiology online or for dual credit in high school.

ATI TEAS BSN Requirement

The ATI TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills, which evaluates students’ general knowledge of math, science, reading, and English. All applicants must submit their Individual Performance Profile (page 1) with their application materials. The required minimum scores for the ATI TEAS exam are:

Reading 80%
Math 71%
Science 68%
English 70%

Click HERE for more TEAS information.

Criminal Background Checks

Two criminal background checks are required prior to admission. A drug screen is also required.

Applicants who have met the minimum requirements will receive detailed information from St. David’s School of Nursing regarding the first criminal background check including finger printing.