- David’s School of Nursing is a traditional BSN training program that admits the 100 most highly-qualified students one time a year for the fall semester. Prerequisite courses must be finished at Texas State in San Marcos or a different school (unavailable at the Texas State University-Round Rock campus).
About the school
- Texas State University is a public research institution situated in San Marcos, Texas, United States of America.
- Founded in the year 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School, it started in 1903 to 303 students. Since then it has turned into the largest institution in the Texas State University System as well as the fifth-largest university in the state of Texas with an enrollment of more than 38,000 students for the 2015 fall semester.
- It has ten colleges and roughly 50 schools and departments, including nationally recognized programs in Geography, Criminal Justice and also Music.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $24,505
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Apply and be admitted to Texas State University for the fall semester you plan attending nursing school. Allow 4-6 weeks
- Receive minimum TEAS scores or better
- Preference is given to those who have completed over half of your nursing prerequisites at TX State (36+ credit hours for 1st degree students)
The program is competitive, so the higher your GPA and TEAS scores, the greater your chance of being considered.
Full list of requirement below:
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 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. The five science courses are: BIO 1330, CHEM 1341, BIO 2451, BIO 2452 and BIO 2440 or 2400.
It is not recommended that 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 80.9%
- Math 71.9%
- Science 68.1%
- English 70.8%
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.
Address: 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
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