AAS – Nursing: Transitional Entry

Associate of Applied Science

Applications are taken year around, students are strongly encouraged to turn in applications by February 1 for consideration for admission. Students are responsible for furnishing official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office. The student is required to request transcript evaluation of transfer courses, once admitted into the program. The ADN Admission Committee informs applicants of admission status. Students selected may enter the program provided admission requirements are satisfied.

  • No grade of “D’ or below in degree plan courses.
  • Prerequisite courses GPA of 2.5 in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301.
  • Science GPA of 2.5 in degree plan courses completed
  • Criminal background checks. See Allied Health office for details
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services required immunizations (see Allied Health Admission)
  • Current Vocational Nursing license (LVN) in good standing in the state of Texas

Admission requirements are monitored continuously and may change between catalogs. Contact the Allied Health office for most recent admission requirements including:

  • Overall GPA in degree plan
  • GPA of prerequisite courses
  • GPA of natural science courses completed in the degree plan
  • Number of courses completed in degree plan
  • Non-degree plan science courses completed, such as chemistry, biology, life science, pathophysiology and nutrition.
  • Non-degree plan academic courses such as Sociology, History, Government, Statistics.
  • Previous unsuccessful degree plan attempts may impact admission.

The Board of Nurse Examiners for the state of Texas requires schools to inform enrolled student, (verbally and in writing) about eligibility requirements and to maintain students’ signed receipt of the required information.

The Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.

Subj. Cat. # Title Cr Hrs
First Semester Prerequisites
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Total 13
Once admitted into the program all courses must be taken in the sequence designated at the time of admission. If any RNSG course must be repeated, the lab/clinical corresponding course must be repeated also.
Second Semester
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
PSYC 2314 Life Span Growth and Development 3


– – – – – – – – Humanities/Fine Arts 3


– – – – – – – – Oral Communic. 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
BIOL 2421 Microbiology 4
# RNSG 1209 Introduction to Nursing 2
# RNSG 1205 Nursing Skills I 2
# RNSG 1341 Common Concepts of Adult Health 3
# RNSG 1361 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
RNSG 2207 Transition to Nursing Practice 2
Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
## RNSG 1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 3
## RNSG 1362 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
## RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
## RNSG 2161 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
Semester Total 9
Fifth Semester
RNSG 1251 Care of the Childbearing Family 2
RNSG 1162 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
SPNL 1301 Health Care Spanish 3
Semester Total 9
Sixth Semester
RNSG 2331 Advanced Concepts of Adult Health 3

RNSG 2121 Management of Client Care 1
RNSG 2362 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
RNSG 1146 Legal and Ethical Issues for Nurses 1
Semester Total 8
Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree 71

* These courses may be taken after admission to the program.

# Credit awarded upon completion of RNSG 1343, 1362, 2201, 2161.

## Grade awarded in these courses will be transcripted for RNSG 1205, 1209, 1341, 1361.

Progression requires:

  • overall 2.0 GPA in degree plan courses
  • no grade of “D” or below in degree plan courses

Graduation requires:

  • completion of RNSG prefix within 5 years of graduation
  • overall GPA of 2.0 in degree plan
  • no grade of “D” or below in degree plan courses