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Texas Lutheran University, Department of Nursing has formal approval from the Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). In providing exemplary undergraduate nursing programs that promote academic excellence the department offers two tracks for a baccalaureate of science degree in nursing: the traditional pre-licensure BSN track and the RN to BSN track (individuals who are already licensed as a registered nurse).

RN to BSN Track Application

The RN to BSN program is now available at Texas Lutheran University. The RN to BSN track is designed for the registered nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing and who holds a current, unencumbered license in Texas as a registered nurse. It is a 12-month program that gives the registered nurse the opportunity to obtain additional knowledge and competencies related to professional nursing as well as earn the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN). A part-time option is also available. 

BSN Track Application

The BSN track will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2015 through January 30, 2016 for fall 2016 admission. The BSN track gives students the necessary education, training, and hands-on opportunities to earn a degree in a rapidly growing profession. The program consists of sixty credit hours taken during the student's junior and senior years at TLU.
The deadline for all application material to be received in the Department of Nursing is January 30, 2016 at 5 PM. Only students who have completed (or will complete by time of enrollment) the prerequisites for the nursing program should apply. Refer to the website ( for information about the prerequisites and other information pertinent  to admission to this particular track. Letters of acceptance into the BSN track will be sent after March 1, 2016.

RN Refresher Course Info

Texas Lutheran University is now offering an RN Refresher Course. This course satisfies the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing for an RN Refresher Course. This course is needed to reinstate an active nursing license in the State of Texas after four or more years of inactive status, or to apply for a Texas registered nursing license when coming from another state where the applicant has not been employed as a registered nurse for the last four years. The application deadline is August 24, 2015, at 5:00 PM. There are grant-funded scholarships available to assist with the cost of this course. Please see the RN Refresher Course Application for more information on scholarships.

Nursing Program Reference Form Instruction

If a student has used you as a reference on his or her Nursing Program Application, please complete the Nursing Program Reference Form (link listed below). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and will significantly assist in the decision process.

Contact Information

Dr. Kathie Aduddell
Director of Nursing

If you are interested in applying to the RN Refresher Course, please read this information packet first.

RN Refresher Course Information Packet (.pdf, 178K)
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There are currently no active applications in this portlet.
RN to BSN Information Packet (.pdf, 832K)

If you are interested in applying to the RN to BSN program, please read this information packet first.

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RN to BSN Application
Click the link below to access the RN to BSN application.
RN to BSN Nursing Application

Link will be available November 1, 2015.

There are currently no active applications in this portlet.