• Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Baccalaureate Nursing program is an upper division program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Candidates for the program take their first two (i.e. freshman and sophomore) years of general education credits at any accredited college of their choice.

There are two tracks of study in the B.S.N. program:

  • Accelerated Track - designed to meet the learning needs of the individual who has completed a prior BS or higher degree in a field other than nursing. The Accelerated Track will require 15 months of continuous full time intensive study. The faculty recommends that students in this track do not work while in the program. Candidates will be admitted to this track once per year in May.
  • Traditional Track - an upper division completion track for individuals completing their first baccalaureate degree and who are not registered nurses. Students will complete this program in 2 years of study with summers off. Candidates are admitted in both the fall and spring semester of each year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
    • Duration description

      Accelerated Track

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Concepts of Professional Nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment: Theoretical Foundations
  • Health Assessment: Clinical Application
  • Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice -Theoretical Foundations
  • Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice: Clinical Application

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPAMinimum 3.0 math/science GPA

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Traditional Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) Program the following factors are required:

  • Online application submitted via NursingCAS. View a video overview on completing NursingCAS application.
  • NursingCAS application service fee
  • Complete 60 semester credit hours of required prerequisite courses. Students must complete all required math and science prerequisite courses at the time of application. For a list of required courses, click here. If accepted, the remaining required courses (example: Introduction to Psychology, Growth & Development, and Introduction to Sociology) must be completed prior to the first day of new student orientation.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    50 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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