The Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for students without nursing college credit. High school graduates and transfer students first apply to the University by using the regular UT undergraduate admissions application. Students formally apply to the nursing department once all pre-nursing requirements have been met or nearly met. Students need 125 credit hours (59 in general education courses and 66 in nursing courses) to graduate.
UT's nursing students continue to outpace state and national first-time passage rates on the National Council Licensure Examination, the test all nurses must take to become licensed to work. UT's NCLEX passage rate for the past five years is 95%, continuing to surpass national and state trends.
UT's nursing programs prepare students to respond to diverse healthcare needs. Opportunities in a variety of settings position the well-prepared nurse to enhance access to excellent health care for all. One such opportunity is the valuable hands-on lessons during annual travel courses to various destinations like Ghana, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.