Nursing - Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program prepares the graduate to:

  • Synthesize knowledge, skills, and values from the arts, sciences, and humanities as an exemplar of professional nursing and an advocate of social justice.
  • Provide comprehensive patient-centered care utilizing an organized framework to make individual, community, and population-based decisions grounded in evidence- based practice.
  • Utilize data to monitor outcomes of care and improvement methods to continuously improve the quality and safety of nursing care to minimize risk of harm individually and across the healthcare system. Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to lead and manage shared decision-making for optimal patient, family, population, and community outcomes.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to lead and manage shared decision-making for optimal patient, family, population, and community outcomes.

The program is in a proposed state and will be offered upon approval from all required accrediting bodies, including pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The BSN program is a hybrid transition RN to BSN track program for individuals who possess an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and who hold an active and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license. The first cohort of students will be admitted, tentatively, in the fall 2021 semester. The second cohort of students will be admitted, tentatively, in the fall 2022 semester. Admission will be offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters the second year that the BSN program is offered.

The BSN program degree plan consists of non-nursing courses in the physical and psychobiological sciences, math, and humanities and 32 credit hours in nursing science. 

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the BSN program. Students must apply for admission the BSN program once all prerequisite courses and admission criteria are met. For admission and program information, see the BSN program Fact Sheet, and/or contact Advising.

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, students must have:

  1. Completed all COM’s entrance requirements.
  2. Completed all course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Completion of at least one-third of the credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree must be earned at COM.
  4. Cleared all holds and financial obligations to COM.
  5. Passed all sections of the TSI examination unless the student is exempt.

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements: https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_eligibility.asp.

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Registered Nurse License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”: https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_endorsement.asp.

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Prerequisite CoursesSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I 4
 Semester Credit Hours34
Semester #1
NURS 3350 Tran to Baccalaureate Nursing 3
NURS 3353 Informatics & Technology in Healthcare 3
NURS 3354 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
NURS 3352 Health Assess Across Lifespan (BSN) 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
NURS 3432 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 4341 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (BSN) 3
NURS 3351 Research & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
HIST 1301 U S History I 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
HIST 1302 U S History II 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
NURS 4358 Public & Global Health Policy 3
NURS 3244 Issues & Trends in Nursing 2
NURS 4457 Leadership & Management 4
NURS 4161 Leadership and Management Clinical 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours87
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