- Been admitted to TWU using the Texas Common Online (Apply Texas) application. In order to qualify for admission to the upper division program the student must be admitted to TWU. Thus, the student must complete the "Apply Texas" application and submit all transcripts from prior schools to: Student Records, P.O. Box 425649, Denton, TX 76204. Because it takes approximately 6 weeks for the admssion to TWU to be completed, we urge students to apply early - at least 6 weeks prior to the College of Nursing application deadline of September 1 or February 1.
- Completed at least 46 hours of required lower division non-nursing courses by the application deadline to include these selected major prerequisite nursing courses (Anatomy and Physiology + Labs 8 hours, Chemistry + Lab 4 hours, Microbiology + Lab 4 hours, Developmental Psychology 3 hours, Nutrition 3 hours, Statistics 3 hours) and be able to complete all 58 hours of the lower division course work specified in the degree plan before beginning nursing courses except for Multicultural Women’s Studies (3 hours). The College of Nursing STRONGLY advises potential nursing applicants to visit with a College of Nursing advisor either in person or by phone one semester prior to applying to the nursing program. The purpose of this advising is to ensure that the student has met all pre requisites. The student should send all transcripts, including out of state transcripts, to the advisors prior to talking with them.
- A minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology including all labs; (If a student has not taken Anatomy and Physiology I and II before fall 2009, the student must take the sections designated for science majors. For students applying to the program in the fall 2010, (September 1, 2010 deadline), for qualified applicants to upper division nursing, credit will only be given for Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Microbiology taken within the past 5 years. That is, if a student is applying February 1, 2011, they must have taken A&P I, II and Microbiology during the spring of 2006 or later. If the student already has an approved science degree (bachelor's), and took the required science courses, they are exempted from the 5 year rule. (If a "WF" [withdraw failing] is earned, it will be considered the grade upon course completion according to university policy). Students with a bachelor's degree in one of the approved fields (degree is at least 10 years old) allows the use of A&P I, II and Microbiology that is over 5 years old. These students may elect to use the 10-year degree form [pdf] in order to improve their grades in older courses. Completion of the form means that the A&P I, II and Microbiology courses taken in the approved bachelor's degree and listed on that form will no longer be considered applicable toward the nursing prerequisites. They will be considered expired, as they would for anyone without an approved degree/major. The classes can then be retaken to try for an "A" so that "first attempt" preference may be earned and the new grade can be used to calculate the GPA.
- A minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 on the required non-nursing lower division courses. All courses which are shown in the lower division degree plan are calculated in the grade point average. If a course is taken more than once, the most recent grade recieved will be counted in calculating the GPA. Other courses which an applicant may have taken are not calculated in the grade point average for admission;
- Successfully pass the TEAS V Entrance Exam before application and admission to upper division nursing courses. Entrance testing results must be submitted to the TWU College of Nursing by application dates. It is the applicant's responsibility to inform the testing agency at the time of registration to forward their score to TWU. An applicant is allowed to take the entrance test only once before each deadline date. If the test is taken more than once in the same application period, only the first score will be considered.
- (a.) Submitted to the College of Nursing a completed application for upper division nursing with the required nursing processing fee, and (b.) Submitted to TWU Student Records Processing in Denton, official transcripts from all colleges attended postmarked no later than one of the following College of Nursing application deadlines of September 1 or February 1
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