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Accelerate your nursing career

The bachelor of science in nursing fast track program offers the same curriculum and course work as the traditional BSN program but in an expedited format. This 15-month program starts in May and ends in August of the following year. The year-round, accelerated program allows students to complete their bachelor of science in nursing in fewer than four years. The program accepts 20 applicants per year and applications open on September 1st and close on January 15.

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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 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

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.

Visit SFA's Tuition and Fee Plans and Rate Tables page for current tuition and fees.

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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