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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 DeWitt School of Nursing is an excellent option for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree and go directly into the field of nursing. 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.

Cost of Attendance

Visit SFA's Cost of Attendance page for current tuition and fees.


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.

Major Academic Planner

The BSN degree Major Academic Planner serves as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward earning your degree. Keep in mind that schedules and offerings may change! Always meet with your academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

View the BSN Degree Map

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Admission Requirements - 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 and 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.

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

Assigned pass/fail grades for spring or summer 2020?

In accordance with School of Nursing admission requirements, a letter grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses. If you were assigned pass/fail grades for the spring 2020 or summer 2020 semesters, you must provide a detailed explanation of the grading scale for the pass/fail system from the registrar’s office of that institution. A pass grade that includes letter grades below a C will not be accepted for admission into the nursing program. If the institution identified a pass grade as a C or above, all passing grades will be calculated at the value of a C for GPA determination.

How to Apply

Watch a step-by-step video led by academic advisor Chris Strong.

After completion of at least three science courses in the pre-nursing program, you must complete the following application steps:

  • Apply to SFA via and pay necessary application fee
  • Complete application to NursingCAS
  • Complete, official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges and SFA transcript to be submitted to NursingCAS
  • Copies of accepted or denied petitions or petitions being submitted to be uploaded in NursingCAS
  • Copy of nursing entrance test (Test of Essential Academic Skills, scheduled through the testing office) to be sent to the School of Nursing or uploaded to NursingCAS
  • Student essay submitted to NursingCAS
  • All science courses must be taken within the past seven years prior to admission to the nursing school.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. Apply knowledge of the physical, social, and behavioral sciences in the provision of nursing care based on theory and evidence-based practice;
  2. Deliver nursing care within established legal and ethical parameters in collaboration with clients and members of the interdisciplinary health care team;
  3. Provide holistic nursing care to clients while respecting individual and cultural diversity;
  4. Demonstrate effective leadership that fosters independent thinking, use of informatics, and collaborative communication in the management of nursing care;
  5. Assume responsibility and accountability for quality improvement and delivery of safe and effective nursing care;
  6. Serve as an advocate for clients and for the profession of nursing;
  7. Value continuing competence, growth, and development in the profession of nursing.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing requires we provide you the Title IV statement and professional licensing disclosure.

Questions? Visit our Bachelor of Science in Nursing FAQ page or use the contact information below.



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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