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Freshmen who enter TCU declared as a nursing major earn automatic placement into the traditional nursing program as long as all prerequisite criteria has been met, and there is no separate application for admission for incoming freshman. Once the TCU Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application, they will contact you by mail. Interested prospective students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to prepare a degree plan.

Contact the TCU Admissions Office at 1-800-TCU-FROG or 817-257-7490 to request an application or requesting information on line through frogmail@tcu.edu email or through the Admissions homepage at admissions.tcu.edu. There is no separate application for admission to nursing for incoming freshman. Once the TCU Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application (application fee, official transcripts, etc…) they will contact you by mail in about 2-3 weeks. Interested prospective students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to prepare a degree plan.

Freshman students must first be accepted to the university. Once a continuing nursing student has completed all the requirements for the nursing major and has no more than 12 hours of TCU core requirements remaining, the continuing nursing student is eligible to begin nursing courses. All nursing majors must maintain a TCU cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Note: Students who come to TCU as a freshman DO NOT use NursingCAS.

 

Freshman Nursing Majors

  • An entering freshman may declare nursing as a major and is considered a continuing nursing student.
  • Continuing nursing students should file intent to enroll in first semester of nursing clinical coursework by October 1 for the spring semester and February 1 for the fall semester.
  • Students who enter TCU as nursing majors usually begin nursing courses in the second semester of the sophomore year.
  • At this point, any continuing TCU nursing student, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be admitted to courses limited to nursing majors.

 

Prerequisite Courses

Nursing prerequisite courses must be completed before the start date in August for both accelerated and traditional applicants.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (must be a four credit hour course with in person lab)
  • Microbiology (must be a 4 credit hour and include in person lab)
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Human Development
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology

TCU Core courses must be completed before the start date in August for accelerated applicants.

  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Humanities/Religious Traditions
  • Humanities/Literary Traditions
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science
  • Historical Traditions
  • Fine Arts
  • Oral Communications

You may apply while you are finishing prerequisite courses. All coursework, nursing prerequisites, and TCU Core must be completed before the program begins in August.

 

A BSN from TCU Nursing is an investment in your future, but you don’t have to make it alone. Find out what kind of assistance is available from the TCU Office of Financial Aid and nursing-specific scholarships.

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