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BS in Nursing



TCU Nursing has an innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for work in a wide variety of agencies, clinics, and other community facilities in addition to hospitals and extended-care facilities. The emphasis in classrooms and patient care settings is on the development of critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision-making. You’ll be expected to assume considerable responsibility for your own learning, and are expected to become increasingly independent in the exercise of clinical judgment and in application of nursing process to a variety of problems and situations.

Our faculty includes accomplished educators, researchers, and practitioners interested in promoting the field of nursing education and practice. Our simulation and practice labs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for patient care before entering the hospital setting.

  • Builds on and reinforces a broad foundation of liberal studies
  • Includes a professional nursing residency during the last semester
  • Provides a solid grounding in practice through partnerships with regional health care systems

Nursing courses constitute approximately one half of the four-year program. The sequence of nursing courses provides learning experiences in all major practice areas and in a variety of institutions and agencies in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.


Baccalaureate Nursing Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate nursing program, the generalist will:

 1. Demonstrate values and behaviors that support the vision, mission, and core values of TCU and TCU Nursing.

2. Meet complex health needs of individuals, families, populations, and communities.

3. Apply leadership and management principles to achieve safe, high quality, person-centered care.

4. Use information management systems and technology to provide care and optimize patient outcomes.

5. Engage in scholarship, leadership, and service.


Traditional Track

The BSN traditional track requires 124 semester hours, with the suggested plan of study available in the undergraduate catalog.

Information about the admissions process is available on the TCU Nursing Undergraduate Resources page.


Accelerated Track

The BSN accelerated track is designed to prepare students for professional nursing practice in a 19-month program. The five consecutive semester program of study provides the same courses and  clinical hours as the traditional track. Students in this program are ambitious, driven, and have a proven record of academic success. Graduates will earn 59 credit hours of nursing coursework during the program which begins in June with completion the following December.

Information about the accelerated track admissions process is available on the Transfer Student Admissions Page.


Technical Standards

Technical Standards are a necessary component to the complex discipline of nursing.  All students must meet these standards with or without reasonable accommodations.  Students wishing to enter the TCU Nursing program must demonstrate that they can meet these technical standards and continue to do so throughout their nursing education program.

Technical Standards for TCU Nursing Students



Prior to admission to the nursing program, per-nursing students are required to take a standardized entrance exam, typically in the sophomore year.

  • The TEAS exam is a four-hour, computer-administered exam required for application to TCU’s nursing program.
  • The TEAS exam is an assessment of a student’s academic preparedness for the nursing program.
  • There are four exam sections: Reading, Math, Science, and English & Language Usage.
    • TCU’s nursing program requires that a student meet a proficiency score in each section to be eligible to apply. Proficient scores range from 58.7%-77.3%. Test may be repeated to achieve a higher score.
    • The TEAS exam can be taken a maximum of 2 times a year.
    • If the TEAS exam is repeated, all sections must be re-taken. Submitted scores must be from the same test administered.
    • Passing scores are valid for 2 years.

TEAS testing is only available remotely using ATI Remote Online Proctoring. Students will need to create an account at ATI before they can register.  Students will need to select  TX Christian U as their institution.

Register for TEAS@ATI

It is highly recommended that students review the TEAS Study Guide before taking the test.

ATI SmartPrep Study Guide

For questions about TEAS testing, contact Stacy Dissinger at 817-257-6810 or email


Informational Sessions & Webinars

Prospective students may take advantage of informational sessions and webinars regarding the traditional and accelerated BSN tracks.