BSN Degree Plan

The following outlines the four-year degree plan for LeTourneau University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The nursing program is comprised of 126 total credit hours; 69 hours of pre-requisite courses (core and pre-requisite transfer credit may be accepted) and 57 hours of nursing-specific courses, including hands-on clinical learning experiences.

Course objectives and assignments have been developed based on the Texas Board of Nursing Differentiated Essential Competencies, Rules and Regulations, and Nurse Practice Act, American Nurses Association practice and professional standards, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials.


Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Health Assessment
  • Leadership & Management in Nursing
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

To learn more, view the course sequence.


Prenursing vs. Nursing

During freshman and sophomore years of study, students of the LETU Nursing program are considered prenursing students. After completing the nursing pre-requisite courses (listed below) during the freshman and sophomore year, students must apply to the School of Nursing during the second semester of their sophomore year when they are within 12 hours of completion of core curriculum.

Following completion of pre-requisites and application to the LETU School of Nursing, students will be considered nursing students and will begin the clinical portion of their training.


Nursing Prerequisites

Of the courses listed in the above plan of study, the following courses will be considered prerequisites to the professional nursing program
  • PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
  • CHEM 1014 Chemistry for Health Sciences
  • BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2204 Microbiology
  • PSYC 2143 Human Growth & Development
  • BIOL 2024 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • KINE 2913 Nutrition
  • NURS 3104 Pathopharmacology
  • HCMG 3113 or 3213 Healthcare Delivery Systems


What can you do with this degree?

A BSN degree will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. A few common jobs held by BSN graduates include:



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