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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). The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 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).

BSN Track Application

The BSN track has two admission periods. The application deadline for fall admission is January 30 at 5 PM. The application deadline for spring admission is August 15 at 5 PM. 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.
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, 2017 for fall admission and after September 1 for spring admission.
The Department of Nursing also offers a new program: SNAP for TLU freshmen at the end of their first year at TLU who are interested in the BSN program. Please see the Department of Nursing for more details or requirements for admission.

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

RN Refresher Course
Click the link below to access the RN Refresher Course application.
RN Refresher Course Application