Enrollment in the Nursing Major
All TCU students must have a 2.5 TCU cumulative grade point average (GPA) to enroll in courses limited to the nursing major.
- An entering freshman may declare nursing as a major.
- TCU nursing majors should file an intent to enroll in first practicum courses by October 1 for the spring semester and February 1 for the fall semester. Forms are available in the Harris College of Nursing administrative office.
- Students usually begin nursing courses in the second semester of the sophomore year.
- At this point, any continuing TCU nursing student, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be admitted to courses limited to nursing majors.
- A TCU student may change to the nursing major if the student is not on academic warning or probation and has or can reasonably expect to have a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA by the time the student is ready to enroll in courses limited to the nursing major.
- Student should file an intent to enroll in first practicum courses by October 1 for the spring semester and February 1 for the fall semester. Forms are available in the Harris College of Nursing administrative office.
- Permission to enroll in practicum courses is determined by the availability of clinical placement slots in clinical facilities.
- The student must meet the requirements for graduation based upon the published TCU Bulletin at the time of entry into the major.
For rules and regulation, please visit the TCU Undergraduate Catalog at
Reenrollment—The student who has been a nursing major and leaves TCU must apply for reenrollment after an absence of a full fall or spring semester. If the student meets enrollment criteria, the Registrar's Office will contact the Dean's Office, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences to receive approval for the student to re-enroll as a nursing major. The student must meet the requirements for graduation based upon the published TCU Bulletin at the time of reentry into the nursing major. Reentering students may be required to pass comprehensive mastery exam(s).
Additional Bachelor's Degree—A student with a previous undergraduate degree from TCU must meet the same enrollment requirements as other TCU students. A student with a Bachelor's degree from another university is considered a transfer student.
Transfer students—click here for transfer student admission information
- Biology (A&P I) BIOL 2401
- Biology (A&P II) BIOL 2402
- Biology (Nutrition) HECO 1322
- Microbiology BIOL 2420 or 2421
- Psychology (Lifespan G an D) PSYC 2314
- Introductory Psychology PSYC 2301
- Introductory Sociology SOCI 1301
- Math (Statistics) MATH 1342 or 2342
TCU- Core Curriculum
- English ENGL 1301
- English ENGL 1302
- Humanities (3 hours) examples: Literature, Intro to Philosophy and World Religion ENGL 2321, 2322, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2370, 2371, 2372; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317; RELI 1304; HIST 2311, 2312.
- Historical Traditions (3 hours) HIST 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322.
- Religious Traditions ( 3 hours) PHIL 1304, 1316, or 1317; RELI 1304
- Fine Arts Survey (3 hours) must be academic and not performance art ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1301; HUMA 1315; MUSI 1306, 1310.
- Literary Traditions (3 hours) ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2370, 2371, 2372.
Other Requirements—In addition to enrollment and progression policies, students must meet the following requirements to enroll in courses limited to the nursing major.
- Complete prerequisites - completion of prerequisite courses with grades of "C" or higher
- Intent to Enroll Form -VERY IMPORTANT! Form must be turned in by the deadline. Form will be sent to students via email.
- CPR - current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for healthcare providers card (see NURS-BSN Student Handbook)
- Shot Records - documentation of required immunizations (see NURS-BSN Student Handbook)
HESI/A2 Admission Assessment Exam - scores must be submitted to the office
Insurance Proof - documentation of health insurance (see NURS-BSN Student Handbook)
Drug screen and Criminal Background check - drug screen and criminal background check as required by health care agencies (see NURS-BSN Student Handbook)