Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN program is a four and a half year program which prepares individuals who can practice professional nursing in a variety of clinical settings, and who are prepared to continue their education through graduate studies. The upper division clinical studies component of the nursing program is based on prerequisite courses at the lower division, which may be completed at the main campus of Prairie View A&M University or transferred from another accredited college or university. A student seeking to declare pre-nursing as a major must be admitted into the university as defined in the university catalog. Licensed nurses can continue their education to achieve the BSN degree through the distance education program.
The RN-BSN program prepares Registered Nurses who hold an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 12 months. Applicants must complete 63 credit hours of general studies and liberal arts courses of which many of the course credits were earned in preparation for the RN.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) who seek admission to the LVN-BSN Program must meet the same lower division requisites and degree requirements as generic students. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis and must complete the upper division clinical studies within five years of the initial admission date.