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Lumberjacks make great nurses

Looking for a rewarding health care career with plenty of job opportunities? Look no further. Lumberjack nurses are so highly regarded that the majority of our students secure positions before they graduate!

The nursing program at SFA’s Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing is an excellent option for students who wish to go directly into the field or pursue a master’s degree. We review applicants each fall and spring, selecting up to 80 highly qualified students per semester. 

Our nursing students complete a rigorous combination of coursework and hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment that prepares them for successful and challenging careers. You’ll find our graduates working across the state and nation, at both outstanding rural hospitals and in major medical centers. 

Hands-on experience. Real-world training.

As an SFA nursing student, you’ll have access to learning experiences that take you out of the classroom and into the real world. As a member of the nursing program, you’ll get out into the field and work alongside your professors in hospitals and clinics. Clinical rotations are conducted at local medical facilities where you won’t just watch others work – you’ll join them. 

With the support and guidance of your professors, you’ll perform basic medical procedures like inserting IVs and even participate in realistic simulations that encompass simple to complex patients.

SFA’s pre-nursing program 

SFA’s highly selective nursing program is divided into two components: pre-nursing and nursing. All incoming students are considered pre-nursing students. As a pre-nursing student, you’ll be required to complete all the core coursework and prerequisites needed to apply to the nursing program. 

Once you complete at least three science courses and are in the last semester of prerequisites, you can apply to the nursing program. 

Undergraduate programs and requirements


Before you can enter the nursing program at SFA, you’ll be required to complete the two-year pre-nursing program. During the pre-nursing program, you'll complete core courses and courses required by the School of Nursing. You’ll need a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all science classes. All pre-nursing students interested in applying to the nursing program must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills Admissions Assessment Test.

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Our nursing program provides students with the essential knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, safe care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. From the beginning of the program and throughout the curriculum, excellence is a mainstay in the School of Nursing.

Once admitted to the School of Nursing, students will be required to completed 53 hours of nursing education courses, didactic and clinical, to fulfill degree requirements.

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Admission criteria

Visit the School of Nursing General Bulletin for details on admission requirements and application deadlines.


Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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