The School of Nursing (SoN) offers two tracks in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program: the Traditional BSN Track and Accelerated BSN Track.
The Traditional BSN Track is 24 months in length (Fall & Spring semesters only) and is designed for individuals with no previous nursing education or experience.
The Accelerated BSN Track is 15 months in length and moves at a faster pace than the Traditional BSN track. Additionally, to be considered eligible for the Accelerated BSN track, applicants must currently hold or attain a non-nursing baccalaureate degree prior to the start of the nursing program.
All BSN courses, clinical rotations, and labs are conducted in-person and require attendance on campus in San Antonio. Online programs are not currently available.
Starting with applicants for the Fall 2019 Traditional BSN program, all applicants will undergo a holistic review process when being considered for admission. Holistic review is described by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing below:
"Holistic review is a university admissions strategy that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. It is designed to help universities consider a broad range of factors reflecting the applicant's academic readiness, contribution to the incoming class, and potential for success both in school and later as a professional." – AACN (2017)
Admission Decisions are Based On:
- TEAs Cumulative Score
- Math & Science GPA
- Cumulative GPA
- Essay Responses
- Extracurricular Activities
- Writing Sample
Traditional and Accelerated BSN Admission Criteria
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Minimum 3.0 math/science GPA (based on required math and science courses only)
- Minimum 65 cumulative score on the new TEAS Exam. Visit ATI for more information. (Please note, the examination must be taken prior to the application deadline and may only be taken once per admission cycle. Admitted students who score below 70 on the reading portion of the TEAS examination will be required to participate in a reading intervention program sponsored through the School of Nursing Student Success Center)
- Completion of all required prerequisite courses prior to enrollment. Applicants will need to complete at least 51 of the 60 semester hours of required prerequisite courses prior to the application deadline. Students may not be currently enrolled in a required math or science class at the time of the application deadline.
- Prior to the application deadline, all applicants must complete every task listed on the Application Instruction Steps. Applicants who fail to submit necessary materials on time will not be considered for admission.
- All official credit by examination score reports (CLEP, AP, etc.) must be received by the UT Health San Antonio by the application deadline. The UT Health San Antonio school code is 6908.
- International applicants and those with foreign coursework (including students who have studied abroad) must also follow the necessary steps listed on the Foreign Coursework page.
For an overview of previously admitted applicant (including average TEAS scores and GPAs) profiles, please view the following links:
- Traditional BSN Student Profile, Fall 2018
- Accelerated BSN Student Profile, Summer 2018
- Traditional BSN Student Profile, Spring 2018
- Traditional BSN Student Profile, Fall 2017
- Accelerated BSN Student Profile, Summer 2017
- Traditional BSN Student Profile, Spring 2017
- Traditional BSN Student Profile, Fall 2016
Disclaimer: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing Office of Admissions & Student Services reserves the right to modify the admissions selection criteria and process.