TWU Nursing (TEXAS WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY): Prerequisites & Programs

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TWU is not only one of the largest universities located in Denton, Texas but also has the largest nursing programs in United Sates.

TWU nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in the largest women’s university.

It seeks to empower and give their students support as they accept students from diverse populations, to address Texas people’s healthcare issues.

TWU nursing school offers multi-campus settings and award degrees at graduate, masters and doctoral levels. Additionally, it prepares its student for leadership roles and offering professional services to their patients based on a solid liberal education.

It is no wonder that the nursing department has won a number of accolades at local, federal and international stages. But what really happens around here?

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TWU Nursing Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)

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This is a four-year curriculum with a major in nursing.

Its academic and clinical programs provide students with a foundation of knowledge and a lot of experience in the clinical field.

Its graduates are known to exceed with average pass rates in the state and national level, and passing the licensure examination on the first attempt.

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This program prepares professional nurses to excel in the following fields:

  • Preventive care services
  • Clinics
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Public schools

This program combines nursing, liberal arts and sciences to give forth a graduate with the following characteristics:

  1. A nurse who provides continuous quality improvement and safe patient-centered care by using systematic inquiry based on best evidence and research.
  2. A nurse who demonstrates personal and professional accountability and responsibility in providing nursing care.
  3. A nurse who exhibits patient-centered care and leadership in health care that is influenced by finance, an environment that can be regulated and policies in health.
  4. A nurse that gives patients nursing care that incorporates care and competent professional skills, knowledge and values in culturally diverse population.
  5. A nurse who utilizes advocacy, collaboration and effective communication in working with communities, patients, health care team, families, and groups to help improving outcomes in health care.
  6. A nurse who exhibits decision making in the clinical field and critical thinking incoordination, delivering and collaborating nurse care.

The aim is to have a holistic nurse who leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the well-being of the society.

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Required Courses

The first two years of the four-year bachelor program in TWU nursing school consist of non-nursing prerequisites, which is taught at the Denton campus, and is very essential in the nursing course. While the last 2 year courses are taught in TWU Dallas or TWU Houston.

The following are the courses that are involved in the 120-hour bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program:

TWU Nursing Programs: Pre-Requisite Courses (freshman/sophomore)

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  • ENG 1013 & 1023
  • MATH 1703
  • HIST 1013 & 1023
  • Chemistry with lab (4hrs)
  • PSY 1013
  • NFS 2323
  • ZOOL 2011 & 2013
  • Language, culture and philosophy (3hrs)
  • Math or wellness core option
  • BACT 1001 & 1003
  • PSY 1603
  • ZOOL 2021 & 2023
  • Multicultural women studies (3hrs)
  • GOV 2013 & 2023
  • Creative arts (3hrs)

TWU Nursing Programs: Upper-Division Nursing Courses (junior/senior)

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  • NURS 3813
  • NURS 3035
  • NURS 3005
  • NURS 4615
  • NURS 4026
  • NURS 3025
  • NURS 4602
  • NURS 3612
  • NURS 4614
  • NURS 3614
  • Nursing elective
  • NURS 4803
  • NURS 4612

A student applies for the upper-division course program after completing 48 hours of nursing prerequisite, which must comprise of the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology 1 & 2 (C grade and above)
  • Chemistry (C grade and above)
  • Developmental psychology (lifespan)
  • Microbiology (C grade and above)
  • Elementary statistics 1

TWU College of nursing requires the nursing student to have completed a two- semester sequence of human anatomy and physiology; the version that is offered to majors in science. Therefore, if a nursing student claims to have covered the course in one semester that is not accepted, it is considered that they have not met the requirement.

TWU Nursing Requirements

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  • TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score of 64% or higher in all sections. This test measures basic essential skills in academic content like English and language usage, mathematics, science, and reading. It is the entrance exam for the college of nursing.
  • Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earning 32 hours of prerequisite courses from TWU prior to application deadline is an added advantage.
  • Most important to note is that the course is highly competitive thus the higher you achieve beyond the minimal cut scores, the greater your chances.

TWU Nursing Program for Registered Nurses with Associate Degree/ Diploma only (RN-BS)

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It is popularly known as the online RN-BS.

The RN-BS is fully online.

It is aimed at ensuring educational mobility for the RNs who are interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Important to note is that, NURS 4614 & NURS 4823 courses comprise a non-traditional component that is accomplished by doing class projects and a clinical evidence-based capstone in collaboration with a preceptor together.

Within one year of full-time study, the registered nurse can be in a position to complete the upper division courses. However, most of the students choose to do it on a part-time basis.

Here are the requirements for RN-BS admission:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • A current US practicing license.
  • Completed majority of the nursing core requirements at a Texas university or college or, have a prior bachelor’s degree course.
  • All prerequisite must be completed in order to progress beyond nursing 3643, nursing 3614 and nursing 3612.
  • Completed multicultural women’s studies (3hrs) before graduation.

The student may take the following prerequisite courses with the first-level nursing courses:

  • Philosophy core core/approved sophomore literature.
  • Visual/performing arts.
  • An elective.
  • Math/wellness core option.

TWU Nursing Prerequisite Courses for the RN-BS

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  • Literature in philosophy (3hrs)
  • History 1013 history of the US, 1492-1865 (3hrs)
  • GOV 2013 US national government (3hrs)
  • Chemistry with lab (4hrs)
  • Visual performing arts (3hrs)
  • ENG 1013 composition1 (3hrs)
  • PSY 1013 introduction to general psychology (3hrs)
  • GOV 2023 Texas government (3hrs)
  • History 1023, history of the United States, 1865 to present (3hrs)
  • ZOOL 2011 and 2013 human anatomy and physiology with lab (4hrs)
  • Math or wellness core option (3hrs)
  • Multicultural women’s studies (3hrs)
  • Elective (2hrs)
  • Math 1703 statistics (3hrs)
  • BACT 1001 and 1003 microbiology and lab (4hrs)
  • ZOOL 2021 and 2023 human anatomy and physiology with lab (4hrs}
  • NFS 2323 introduction to nutrition (3hrs)
  • PSY 1603 developmental psychology (lifespan) – 3hrs

If your dream is to become an excellent nurse, it would not be a bad choice if you join this university. With loads of support at a state and federal level, the university and specifically the nursing turf is all good to go. But there is still more you need to know before you make a conclusive decision.

TWU Nursing Degrees

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The Texas Women University (TWU) nursing Houston center offers doctoral, bachelor and master’s degrees. The doctoral program is designed for nurses who have developed an expertise in a special clinical field. The bachelor’s degree helps the nurses to prepare to professionally practice nursing. The master’s degree, on the other hand, is designed to prepare professional nurses to take up leadership roles and positions in the promotion of health and delivery of healthcare.

They offer the following programs:

  1. Bachelor of Science (BS) — is by large basic nursing education. Discussed in length above.
  2. RN-BS — meant for diploma nurses interested in a Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. RN-MS — offers registered nurses with a diploma or degree from an accredited nursing program to register to a Master’s of Science (MS) in nursing in TWU nursing school. Depending on the master’s specialty, the degree in masters can be completed in additional 3-6 semesters on a full-time basis. Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree are not accepted in this program, but can apply to one of TWU nursing traditional Masters of Science programs.
  4. Postgraduate RN-MS program.
  5. Doctor of Nursing Practise (DNP) — this is a certified advance practice nurses
  6. GNE demonstration project.
  7. Administrator MS
  8. Clinical Nurse Leader MS
  9. Nursing Health Systems Management MS
  10. Post MS certificate
  11. PHD

The requirements are the same as those we mentioned above.

TWU Nursing Dallas

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The Dallas TWU nursing program aims at innovative teaching methods to improve student learning. It offers the following programs.

  1. Bachelor of Science (BS) – it is also basic nursing education. Discussed in length above.
  2. RN-BS — meant for diploma nurses interested in a Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. RN-MS
  • Postgraduate RN-MS program.
  • Nursing practitioner MS — either a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), and Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).
  • Nursing education MS — 100% online

4. Nursing health systems management MS

5. Post MS certificate — programs in the nurse practitioner role and nursing education.

      6. Doctor of Nursing Practise (DNP) — this is a certified advance practice nurses.

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CONCLUSION

There is much that the Texas Women University Nursing school as to offer as you see above, it all up to the individual to choose what suits them the best. With them having different centers, you can choose where to learn instead of just being in one place.

SOURCES:

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