Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Nursing, BSN

Location(s): Alpine

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program serves the Big Bend Region and is designed to prepare nursing professionals who are ready to lead for a better and healthier future of members of the communities in the rural border regions of Texas. The outcomes of pre-licensure BSN track are directed toward developing professional nursing knowledge and skills, with a focus on holistic, patient-centered care, and promoting health and well-being to individuals in remote, rural border communities. The nursing program is an integrated, concept-based curriculum that is delivered through in-person, online-learning, simulation laboratories and clinical learning environments within the remote rural Texas-Mexico border region. This unique program focuses on the development of competent entry level nursing care consistent with evidence-informed clinical decision-making practice; the health of individuals, families, communities and populations; legal and ethical issues in health care; the assumption of leadership and management roles; and desire and curiosity for life-long learning.

The BSN program’s learning activities and projects are designed to provide a strong foundation for professional nursing practice and future, professional endeavors. Classroom, on-line, laboratory, and clinically based learning experiences engage and stimulate students to accomplish course and program objectives outcomes. Students engage in a variety of clinical learning experiences with patients in hospitals, clinics, primary-care-provider offices, home health agencies, and varied community health facilities. A well-equipped skills and simulation laboratory provide the opportunity for nursing students to develop required nursing and patient interaction skills prior to engaging in clinical learning opportunities with patients. State and national standards are reflected in learning activities for each course. Graduates are prepared to be generalists who will demonstrate the entry level professional nursing skills.

Detailed Admission Requirements can be found here.

CCNE Public Disclosure Statement for Nursing Education Programs

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Sul Ross State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).



Program Requirements

Core Curriculum: 42 + 2 lab credits


In addition to the above, students must choose one elective to fulfill the Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. 

BSN Nursing Requirements: 54 Credits

Summer, Junior Year

Spring, Junior Year

Fall, Senior Year

Total Hours: 120

Core Requirements: 42 + 2 lab credits

Major Requirements: 22

BSN Nursing Requirements: 54

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