Bachelor of Science-Nursing (Traditional Track)

The BSN - traditional track is a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program.  The program will prepare the graduate for professional nursing practice and eligibility to take the registered nurse licensure examination.

The BSN traditional track requres 120 semester credit hours (SCH).

  • 60 SCH in prerequisite and core courses
  • 60 SCH in nursing courses

BSN Traditional Track  Requirements:

  • Full admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana
  • Completion of all core, required courses as designated on the degree plan unless approved by the Director of Nursing 
  • Admission application to the Department of Nursing
    • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or above in all courses taken within the last 5 years (repeated courses are included if taken within the 5 year time period).
    • The required 2.8 GPA in sciences will be determined using the following courses.  All attempts within the last five years will be used to determine GPA for this area.  
      • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
      • Chemistry
      • Concepts of Nursing
      • General Psychology
      • Lifespan Growth & Development
      • Math
      • Microbiology
      • Nutrition
      • Pathophysiology courses. 
  • TEAS scores (two sets accepted)
    • TEAS scores as outlined on the Department of Nursing website

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants with foreign transcripts must follow the policies and procedures for international students as outlined by University. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is satisfied by:

  • a minimum TOEFL score taken within the previous two years of:
    • 550 for paper-based testing (p-BT), or
    • 213 computer-based testing (c-BT), or
    • 79  internet-based testing (i-BT)

These scores must be sent directly from ETS to the University, and the test must have been taken within the two-year period prior to enrollment.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791.