If this is your first bachelor's degree, one of the most effective ways to prepare for this rigorous program is being a full-time student while taking the prerequisite courses. We make this recommendation because as a full-time student, taking both science and non-science courses, you develop study strategies to earn high grades while balancing your personal schedule. All of the strategies you learn during these semesters will help you be successful in nursing school.
It is not recommended applicants take Anatomy and Physiology online or for dual credit in high school.
IMPORTANT: Second bachelor’s degree students: When you apply for admission to Texas State University - submit college transcripts for every college you have attended to Undergraduate Admissions. Submitting all college transcripts will prevent a delay in the nursing application process.
If you plan to attend Texas State in San Marcos - you will first meet with an advisor during orientation. If you are a current Texas State student and wish to change your major to pre-nursing, please call 512-245-3506 for information.
If you are attending another college - after admission to Texas State University, please call 512-716-2900.
Yes, Texas State University requires two years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same language in college as a graduation requirement. A high school or college transcript showing completion is required by Texas State Undergraduate Admissions before entering the nursing program.
This foreign language requirement does not apply to applicants who have earned a previous bachelor's degree.
For students conditionally admitted to the St. David's School of Nursing, one of the conditions of their admission is to have their laptop inspected. The attachment lists the requirements for 2018 admission. Please note: We are including laptop requirements so prospective students have a general idea of what is requires. These laptop requirements will likely change for future admission.
No. 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.
Applicants 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. The five science courses are: BIO 1330, CHEM 1341, BIO 2451, BIO 2452 and BIO 2440 or 2400.
Yes, you may take courses elsewhere. The Texas State University, Office of Undergraduate Admission office offers transfer guides and a transfer course equivalency system. Please visit Undergraduate Admissions website at: http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/future/transfer.html
No, all transfer credit decisions are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students must first apply to Texas State University and submit official transcripts and documents for evaluation. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will send students their evaluated transcript after university admission.
Texas State University does not require a valid social security number for admission to the university; however, a social security number is required for students conditionally admitted to the St. David's School of Nursing. Our clinical partners hold students to the same standards as their employees, which means students must hold a valid social security number and be a legal resident of the United States.