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Traditional BSN Track

The Traditional BSN Track is designed for degree-seeking first time in college students who want to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The freshman and sophomore years will be at the University of Houston. After gaining admission in the nursing program, the junior and senior years will be taught at the University of Houston Katy location.

Program Description
  • The objective of the Traditional BSN Track is to produce graduates for professional nursing practice who can draw upon knowledge from the biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, and nursing to critically analyze human responses to actual and potential health problems and provide appropriate nursing interventions.
  • The Traditional BSN Track is designed for University of Houston students who have completed at least 45 hours in residence toward the Nursing major. Students with AP/IB or dual credit should consult an academic advisor. Students are eligible to apply to the CON Traditional BSN Track once they have completed 45 semester credit hours of the nursing degree plan awarded by the University of Houston. Students may apply using the Change of Major Requirements for the College of Nursing form. Students may be accepted conditionally, pending completion of the UH core requirements, all nursing program pre-requisites, and a criminal background/drug screen clearance.*

* Core Requirement IX(b) Writing in the Discipline may be satisfied by NURS 4312.

Program Goals

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the biological sciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences, humanities and nursing to provide appropriate culturally sensitive care to individuals, families and communities.
  2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication, collaboration with other professionals and leadership and management skills.
  3. Critically analyze and apply research findings to nursing practice related to disease prevention, health promotion, illness care and restoration of health.
  4. Utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate the outcomes of nursing care.
  5. Serve as client advocates by providing health education and in monitoring and promoting access to cost-effective care.
  6. Encourage lifelong learning and create a foundation for graduate study.
  7. Integrate professional values and ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing into practice in a variety of structured and unstructured settings.