The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Track is designed for students with a non-nursing Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Applications to the Accelerated program for Summer I admission are accepted December 1- March 31.

Students are selected in the spring through a competitive selection process based upon the cumulative GPA on the completed 11 prerequisite courses listed in bold below. A grade of C or higher is required on all science courses.

Table shows Admission Criteria for the Accelerated BSN Degree at Midwestern State University
Course Name Texas Common Course Number Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) BIOL 2401 4
Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) BIOL 2402 4
Chemistry (no lab required) CHEM 1305, 1306, 1307, 1311, 1312, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, OR 1412 3
Microbiology (with lab) BIOL 2420 or 2421 4
College Level Math MATH 1314, 1332, 1325, 1341 or 1442 3
English I* ENGL 1301 or 2311 3
Communications* ENGL 1302, SPCH 1311, 1315 or 1318 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 2301 3
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1301 3
Developmental Psychology
(must cover conception through death)
PSYC 2314 3
Pathophysiology RNSG 1311 3
United States History I* HIST 1301 3
United States History II* HIST 1302 3
U.S. Government* GOVT 2305 3
Texas Government* GOVT 2306 3
Language/Philosophy/Culture* See MSU Core Curriculum Guide 3
Creative Arts* See MSU Core Curriculum Guide 3
Undergraduate Inquiry & Creativity* (090A) See MSU Core Curriculum Guide 3
Undergraduate Inquiry & Creativity* (090B) See MSU Core Curriculum Guide 3
Data Analysis
(may be taken in the program)
Any course with "statistics" in course title including MATH 1342 or 1442 3
*Note: Italicized courses can be fulfilled by submitting a transcript which indicates you have completed the Texas Core Curriculum. Only public colleges in Texas are able to provide transcripts which indicate this. 60-63 total hours

The HESI A2 assessment is required. Minimum scores for consideration are:

  • 80% or Higher on Math score
  • 80% or Higher on English Language Composite Score
    Must include Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary & Knowledge

You must have, or be qualified for, fall admission to Midwestern State University. Complete information regarding University application deadlines and requirements can be found on the MSU Admissions webpage. This does not guarantee admission to the BSN program.

Students must complete the prerequisite courses prior to beginning the nursing program. Students may apply to the program while enrolled in prerequisite courses. If one or more prerequisite courses are in process, the student may be offered conditional admission. Admission is contingent upon satisfactorily completing all the prerequisite courses and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.50 on the 11 prerequisite courses (in bold) prior to enrolling in the program.

Please direct all questions to:
Suzanne Hansen, Academic Advisor
Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services