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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Schreiner University’s four year Bachelor of Science in nursing program is committed to advancing the nursing profession through the holistic educational preparation of health professionals. The program consists of two years of prerequisite courses, followed by a second competitive application process and two years of upper level nursing courses and hands on clinical training. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

“For the 17th year in a row, the public rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession in America, with an 84 percent rating of high/very high, according to a recently released Gallup survey. Nurses have claimed the top spot since 1999, the first year they were included in the survey, with the exception of 2001, when firefighters were voted No. 1 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” – nurse.org

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)

Prospective students may apply to the Schreiner Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program starting November 2, 2020. Deadline for submission of application and other required paperwork to the Schreiner University BSN program is April 15, 2021 for consideration of admission in the Fall semester.  Applicants may contact the office of the Nursing Department at 830-792-7481 if they require assistance. The applicant must have all of the following paperwork submitted and an interview scheduled prior to the April 15, 2021 deadline to be eligible for admission: Completed NursingCAS application.
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Unless currently enrolled at Schreiner University, must submit a record of current acceptance. University application can be located at applyschreiner.force.com/application or contact the Admissions Office at 830-792-7217 ATI TEAS scores (within the last six months before application deadline) minimum score of 75. Two letters of recommendation (not family members) Essay (500 words maximum) addressing why you want to be a nurse, what challenges you feel may interfere with your successful completion of the BSN program and if you feel you can overcome those challenges. List community service and your projected 5 year goals. Official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework completed. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite coursework, with a "B" or better for all math and science courses. Relevant professional, academic achievements, awarded certifications or healthcare experience may be submitted; however it is not required. Immunizations required include: * MMR series of two immunizations, positive titer * TDaP, must include Pertussis, within past 10 yr. * Hepatitis B series of 3 immunizations, or titer * Varicella series of 2 immunizations, positive titer, or DSHS History of Illness Form signed by parent or healthcare provider. * Meningitis vaccine in accordance with Texas Law for new students less than 30 years of age. *Find more details in the BSN Handbook
Fall 2021 Admission Application Deadline April 15, 2021 Rolling Admission Process Been Accepted? Here are your next steps… Complete all next steps required for a junior or transfer Sign and return the acceptance form to the Nursing Department Office Sign up and complete the required Criminal Background Check and send approval documentation to the Nursing Department

Current BSN Handbook

2020-2021 Textbook List

U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 600.9 c, 668.41, 668.43, 668.50

New language impacting programs leading to professional licensure has been added to 34 CFR §668.43 to ensure that notifications are being made to students regardless of modality. These rules include requirements for both general and direct disclosures for enrolled and prospective students as to whether or not a program's curriculum meets State educational requirements for licensure or certification. An institution will also be required to provide disclosures when a determination cannot be made. The U.S. Department of Education's regulation 34 CFR 600.9(c), State Authorization, requires that a higher education institution offering distance education in a state where it is not physically located meet individual state requirements for offering distance or correspondence education within that state and requires that institutions provide certain disclosures relating to state distance authorization status, consumer complaint information, refund policies, and program licensure requirements, among others.

Authorization

The RN program traditional face-to-face track is licensed in Texas. The online BSN track is a non-licensure program. It is a Bachelor Degree completion program. The program is accredited by SACS-COC and CCNE. Consequences of Moving States: Students are advised that Schreiner University Nursing Program maintains a state licensure status in Texas and relocation to another state may impact a student's continued ability to remain enrolled in a program. In addition, for students enrolled in licensure-leading programs, relocation to another state may impact the student's ability to obtain professional licensure, certification or other credential in another state. Students are advised to carefully review, evaluate and understand the requirements of the applicable licensure board in the state in which they intend to relocate. Schreiner University Nursing Program cannot guarantee that students who relocate will be able to remain in their program or meet the requirements of state licensure boards.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Schreiner University is a current member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. This is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA only applies to distance education not on ground or group activities (NCS 3(4) and only focuses on U.S. distance education that crosses state lines. The members of SARA are states not institutions or students. SARA does not replace state authorization and only accredited federally recognized institutions can operate under SARA. SARA pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by institutions that already have degree authorization in at least one state. States have the option of becoming a member of SARA through their regional compact. There are four regional compacts, including: Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Institutions within in a SARA state with state authorization in own state can also offer distance education courses and/or programs to any other SARA state member.

Complaints

Students are provided an online training and have been provided information about the Texas BON, AACN, and SACS-COC accrediting entity and how to file a complaint against the nursing program. Texas BON complaint can be emailed to complaints@bon.texas.gov, faxed to (512) 305-6870, or mailed to: Texas Board of Nursing, Enforcement, Suite 3-460, 333 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78701. Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) complaints can be sent to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: 202-887-6791, Fax: 202-887-8476. SACSCOC for complaints regarding a violation of accreditation policies, students may use the Complaint Procedures against SACS-COC or its Accredited Institutions Policy Statement to find information about how to make a complaint to the University's accrediting body, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). The Policy Statement is available from the SACSCOC Website at http://www.sacscoc.org/. The student must send two copies of the Complaint against Institutions Information Sheet and Form, contained in the Policy Statement, to the President of the accrediting body at the following address: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097.

Adverse Action

The RN program at Schreiner University has met all requirements for licensure, CCNE, and SACS-COC. Currently, there are no adverse actions at this time. Should the RN program receive an adverse action, students will be notified via email and/or snail mail within 5 business days.

Refunds

Students have been provided with the contact number and email for tuition refunds. The student should contact the Office of Financial Services at FinancialServices@schreiner.edu or 830-792-7229. In addition, information regarding student refunds can be found here - https://schreiner.edu/admissions/financial-services/policies-forms/

Licensure Requirements

The RN program at Schreiner University has met all requirements for Texas Licensure. All students who graduate from the Traditional BSN Program Track will meet requirements to take the NCLEX. The Board of Nursing does not have purview over the OBSN track.

State Authorization for Distance Education - PDF

Related: Online RN to BSN Vocational Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your NCLEX pass rate?

2019 Pass Rate 100%
2020 Pass Rate 100%

Are you accredited and in good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing?

YES! The BSN program at Schreiner University is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. We are a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

What pre-requisites are required for the program?

In addition to the Schreiner Core class requirements, students are required to take:

  • BIOL 2401/2402 – Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab and II/Lab
  • CHEM 1301/1101 – General Chemistry or CHEM 1403
  • ENGL 1301/1302 – English Composition I and II
  • IDST 1301
  • Elective in the Aesthetic Appreciation Category (3 hours)
  • Global Perspective (6 Hours)
  • MATH 1310 College Algebra or higher
  • BIOL 3414 – Microbiology/Lab
  • BIOL 2331 – Nutrition
  • Engagement (3 Hours)
  • PSYC 1301 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2300 – Child and Lifespan Development
  • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology
  • Communication – (6 hours)
  • MATH 2330 – Statistics
  • Analytical Abilities (6 hours)
  • Personal/Social Responsibility (3 Hours)
How many people are accepted?

The Schreiner University BSN program accepts 30 students into the program.

Can I start in the spring?

No. Schreiner University only accepts students for the fall semester.

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