Accelerated BSN Track Admission Information

We are delighted that you are interested in our Accelerated BSN Program at TCU! This fast paced program is designed to prepare students for professional nursing practice in a 16-month program. Our program of study provides students with the same number of clinical hours as our traditional students, but the courses and clinical times are arranged differently to maximize experiences. Students in this program are ambitious, driven, and have proven record of academic success. Students will obtain 59 credit hours of nursing coursework during the four semesters: fall, spring, summer and fall.

Our faculty is comprised of 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 simulators to prepare students for patient care before care in the hospital setting begins.

  • 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

Admission Criteria

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any field other than nursing are preferred with a GPA requirement of at least a 3.0 in either your previous degree or in your nursing science and math courses (A&P1, A&PII, Micro, & Stats).

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree will be considered for this program with a preferred GPA of at least a 3.5 in either all undergraduate coursework (cumulative GPA) or in your nursing science and math courses (A&P1, A&PII, Micro, & Stats).

HESI A2 entrance exam – You my register to take the exam at our campus or at Thompson Prometric testing centers.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a complete Plan of Study click here: Accelerated BSN Degree Plan

How to Apply:

The application deadline is February 1st, 2018.

To apply as a transfer student or to the Accelerated BSN program you must submit an application through NursingCAS ( TCU defines a transfer student as a student who has been out of high school for at least one full semester and has attempted college or university work elsewhere for credit. Click here for instruction on how to apply through NursingCAS. NursingCAS will manage all documents and applications for nursing clinical applicants on behalf of TCU. You will not send application documents to TCU. Students will ONLY need to send documents and transcripts to the following address:

P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

If students have document or application system questions, please contact the NursingCAS Support Team at 617-612-2880 or


Customer Service: (617) 612–2880

Hours: Monday–Thursday (9:00 am–7:00 pm Eastern Time)

Friday (9:00 am–5:00 pm Eastern Time)

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If you have any questions regarding TCU’s clinical nursing admission requirements or prerequisites, contact Amanda Duvall at 817.257.6810 or

If you have further questions, contact the Harris College Nursing office at 817-257-7650.

How to contact our office. What’s the first step to take?

You are welcome to send your transcripts (unofficial or copies) for a coursework evaluation. Please allow 7-10 business days for an email or telephone call review. Please make sure to list your first and last name, email address as well as a telephone number.

Accelerated BSN Program
TCU Box 298620
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817.257.7650 (o)
817.257.7944 (f)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Information about tuition for the program is available at For a detailed breakdown by semester or for additional loan and financial aid information, contact TCU Scholarship & Financial Aid Office at 817-257-7858 or by email to

Prerequisite Courses and TCU Core Courses

Nursing Prerequisite Courses – These courses must be completed before the start date in August for both Accelerated and Traditional applicants.

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

TCU Core – These 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; however, all coursework, nursing prerequisites and TCU Core) MUST BE COMPLETED before the program begins in August.

Click here for a list of transferrable core curriculum requirements equivalency guide.

If you would like to take any of your prerequisite or core classes at TCU you will apply for these through the Admission’s Office.

Once my NursingCAS application is complete, when will I hear back from TCU?

The admissions committee will review all completed applications to the Accelerated BSN Program at the end of February. Decision letters will go out by the end of March or shortly thereafter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.