Traditional BSN Track Admission Information

The role of nursing is clear: delivering health care so that people may live full enriched lives. Nurses are the liaisons among doctors, patients and other members of the health care team. Studying nursing at TCU puts you in the center of a dynamic career field at a time when the need for health care is rising and the supply of nurses is dwindling.

  • Get to the point of health care beginning your sophomore year, with clinical experience in nationally recognized medical hospitals, community health agencies, schools and long-term care facilities.
  • Earn automatic clinical placement into the nursing program your freshman year as long as you meet selective criteria.
  • As a senior, select nursing electives that will give you advanced experience in a specialty area of nursing, such as maternity, pediatrics, community health, or psychiatric care.

Where Horned Frogs Go?

Nurses have more options and flexibility than ever before. Recent TCU nursing grads are employed in home health care, churches, corporations, insurance companies, sales and marketing, e-health, military service, public health, legal consulting, education and, of course, hosptials and clinics.

The TCU Experience: A Snapshot

The Traditional BSN Track program includes courses like:

Fr Anatomy and Physiology
Sociology TCU Core
So Microbiology
Professional Role I
Health Assessment
Lifespan Growth and Development
Jr Foundation of Nursing
Professional Role II and III
Adult Nursing I
Behavioral Health Nursing
Clinical Reasoning and Simulation I
Sr Adult Nursing II
Maternal, Child and Family Nursing
Leadership in Nursing Practice
Population Health Nursing
Transition into Practice
Clinical Reasoning and Simulation II and III
 For a complete Plan of Study, click here: Traditional Program Plan of Study

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.

  • 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

TCU Core – These courses must be completed as well before the start date in August.

  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Humanities/Religious Traditions
  • Humanities/Literary Traditions
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science
  • Historical Traditions
  • Fine Arts
  • Oral Communications

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.

How do I apply to Harris School of Nursing?

If you are applying as a Freshman contact the TCU Admissions Office at 1-800-TCU-FROG or 817-257-7490 to request an application or requesting information on line through email or through the Admissions homepage at There is no separate application for admission for incoming freshman. Once the TCU Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application (application fee, official transcripts, etc…) they will contact you by mail. Interested prospective students should schedule an appointment with an advisor to prepare a degree plan.

If you are applying as a transfer student to the traditional or accelerated program you must complete an application via NursingCAS. No documents are submitted directly to TCU during the application process, only to NursingCAS. The application deadline for students applying to the traditional or accelerated program as a transfer student is February 1. You will not go through the TCU Admission Department if you are applying as a transfer student.

Freshman students click here

Transfer students click here

Please refer to the Traditional BSN Frequently Asked Questions

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

The admissions committee will review all completed applications to the Traditional BSN Program at the end of February. Decision letters are expected to go out around the middle of April or shortly thereafter.  Incomplete applications will not be considered!

Completion of BSN Degree

In compliance with the policy of the Texas Board of Nursing all applicants are informed that completion of the BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility for the registered nurse licensure examination.

Further licensure information is available at the office. Please contact the Texas Board of Nursing for specific Rules and Regulations at