College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
College of Nursing and Health Sciences Mission
The College of Nursing & Health Sciences positively impacts the health of the global population through the education of health care leaders and providers of tomorrow with innovative educational programs in the nursing and health professions. The College identifies, attracts, and graduates students of high potential, especially from groups who have been historically under-represented in the organization and provision of health care. This work is enhanced through faculty contributions to community service, leadership, practice and research. These activities are fostered in a collaborative inter-professional and multicultural learning environment promoting a sense of community and caring.
Undergraduate programs include: the basic baccalaureate nursing program which prepares the individual at the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, the RN/BSN completion program and a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree (BSHS). The basic BSN program includes three options: traditional face to face classes, an accelerated track for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of nursing, and a completely on line option (eLine). Following successful completion of all course work students are eligible to take the licensing exam for Registered Nurses. The RN/BSN program provides baccalaureate education for the RN holding an ADN degree or a Diploma in nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities in the health field by providing the management skills necessary for success.
The Graduate Nursing Department offers individuals interested in graduate nursing education opportunities to expand their scope of practice. The Master’s of Nursing curriculum prepares registered nurses for advanced clinical, educator or leadership positions that required specialized competencies. Several options are available to registered nurses for entering the MSN program. RNs who have earned a BSN degree can begin graduate course work as soon as they are admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. RNs who have not earned a BSN can move into graduate course work after completing transition courses. These courses are outlined in the RN-MSN and RN-Bridge program descriptions. The TWU-TAMUCC PhD in Nursing Cooperative program supports the development of nurse scholars for academic and research positions. Students must be admitted to the Texas Woman’s University-Denton Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science to participate in this cooperative.