The following information outlines the four-year degree plan for LeTourneau University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The nursing program comprises 122 total credit hours (67 hours of general education, theology, and prerequisite courses plus 55 hours of nursing 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.

Pre-Nursing vs. Nursing

During the freshman and sophomore years of study, students of the LETU nursing program are considered pre-nursing students. After completing the nursing prerequisite courses (listed below) during the freshman and sophomore year, students must apply to the School of Nursing.

Following completion of prerequisites and acceptance to the LETU School of Nursing, students will be considered nursing students and will begin the clinical portion of their training.


Of the courses listed in the 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 2013 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2011 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • BIOL 2204 Microbiology
  • PSYC 2143 Human Growth & Development
  • BIOL 2023 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 2021 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • KINE 2913 Nutrition
  • NURS 3452 Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • NURS 3153 Transition to Clinical Nursing

To learn more, view the nursing course checklist.


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

  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Clinical Consultant
  • Medical Facility Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Public Health Nurse