MAJOR – Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In accordance with the Schreiner University’s Mission Statement and the American Nurses Association’s (2003) definition of BSN nursing, Schreiner University’s BSN Program is committed to advancing the nursing profession through the holistic educational preparation of health professionals to develop and produce quality graduates who are nurse leaders, lifelong learners, and are dedicated to the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations through the provision of safe, competent nursing care.

“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.” –

  • Acceptance to Schreiner University
  • Completion of all pre-requisites prior to the start of the program
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all pre-requisite coursework, with a “B” or better for all math and science courses
  • $50 Application fee
  • Nursing CAS Application
  • Schreiner BSN Application – Found Here
  • ATI TEAS entrance exam (minimum of a 75 required)
  • Physical examination, health insurance, and completed immunizations
  • Clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing clearing student to take the nursing license exam after graduation
  • 500-word essay describing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a nursing career

*Find more details in the BSN Handbook

  • Fall Semester
    • April 12th

Been Accepted? Here are your next steps…

  • Complete all next steps required for a freshman 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
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Program Coordinator

Lindsay, Julie

Julie Lindsay, PhD
Director of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Traditional BSN program at Schreiner University
Nursing is defined as an art and a science. Across the nation, nursing is recognized as two of the most difficult programs of Baccalaureate study. Courses in math and sciences provide a strong foundation for making nursing decisions necessary to secure or maintain optimal health for self and others. This program of study has many demands, but the rewards are well worth the effort and they last a lifetime. Schreiner University’s BSN program prepares students for this challenging and rewarding career.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact our admissions counselors at

ATI TEAS Entrance Exam $100.00
ATI TEAS-Prep Book and 2 Online Practice Exams $88.00 (Optional)
Application Fee $50.00
Drug Test (paid directly to company) $75.00

  • Sub-Total $225.00 ($313.00 with Test Prep)

Criminal Background Check (paid directly to BON) $45.00

  • Sub-Total $45.00

Immunizations as required (dependant on health insurance coverage and eligibility)
2 Uniforms with Patch $200.00
¾ Length Lab Jacket with Patch $75.00
Shoes $50.00
Name Tag $10.00
Stethoscope $50.00
Pen Light $7.00
Hose/Socks $5.00
History and Physical Exam Pocket List $25.00

  • Sub-Total $422.00

Semester One, Two, Four and Five:
– ATI Content Mastery Series Testing
– Clinical Education Center Lab Fees Immunization/CPR Tracking Service
– Malpractice $825.00 X 4 semesters = $3,300.00

Semester Three (Summer):
– N/A

Application Fee to BON (paid directly to BON) $200.00
Jurisprudence Testing Fee (paid directly to BON) $25.00
NCLEX Testing Fee (paid directly to testing site) $139.00

  • Sub-Total $364.00



Prior to scheduling your entrance examination, it is highly recommended that you go to and order an examination study guide in a package with 2 practice examinations for a total of $88.00 (prices subject to change). Make sure that you order the study guide and practice examinations for the ATI TEAS Examination. Do not order a version that is located at Amazon, etc., as it is not the official study guide and does not cover the same content.  I recommend beginning to prepare at least one month prior to sitting for your examination.

The TEAS exam is multiple choice and covers the following:

  • Reading – paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
  • Math – whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
  • Science – science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles, and general science
  • English and Language Usage – punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling

You will need to sign up for the entrance examination with Katie Willis by calling 830-792-7481 or email Next, you will need to go to the Business Office on campus and pay $110 for the examination. Be sure to tell them this is for the BSN Entrance Examination Fee as it goes in a special account. You can either pay cash, check or by credit card. You will need to bring a copy of your receipt the day of the examination along with a photo ID.

All entrance examinations will be in M212. You must arrive 15 minutes early to get signed on your computer, turn off your cell phone, place personal items in the front of the room and receive instructions. Please note that you are unable to leave the examination area after the exam begins, so you need to make a comfort stop prior to testing.  There is a limit of two attempts per admission cycle on the ATI TEAS Entrance Examination for admission to the SU BSN program.

2018-2019 Examination Schedule
1-5 pm in Moody 212

Friday 10/26/18
Friday 11/16/18
Friday 11/30/18
Friday 1/18/19
Friday 1/25/19
Friday 2/8/19
Friday 2/15/19
Friday 3/1/19

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) & Texas Student Nurses Association (TSNA)

The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) was founded in 1952. It is a nonprofit organization for students who are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. The NSNA is committed to nurturing the professional development of nursing students.

Membership in the Texas Student Nurses Association (TSNA):
Schreiner University will establish a chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association following the 10th student who joins NSNA/TSNA.

As a member of TNSA and NSNA you are entitled to may benefits (TNSA, 2011):

  • Delegate representation in the annual House of Delegates at both the TNSA and NSNA convention.
  • Eligible to submit resolutions to the TNSA and NSNA House of Delegates.
  • Eligible for contests, awards, and scholarships at the local, state and national level.
  • Affiliated with the largest nursing student association in the United States and the largest state association.
  • Networking opportunities with students across the state and country along with nursing leaders and specialty nurses.
  • A year’s subscription to Imprint, the only magazine published by nursing students for nursing students.
  • Eligible to attend Council of Schools and State Convention.Membership is open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Schreiner University. Meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of each month in M203 from 12:00 – 12:50 pm.For additional information, please contact Ms. Lillian Barron, Assistant Professor of Nursing at

The pass rate for the 2017 NCLEX was 85.71% and the unofficial NCLEX pass rate for 2018 is 94%.


Grubesic, Ruth

Ruth Grubesic, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Academic Affairs

Harris, Habiba

Habiba Harris
Adjunct Nursing Faculty RN to BSN

Lindsay, Julie

Julie Lindsay, PhD
Director of Nursing
Academic Affairs

McAlister, Kim

Kim McAlister
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Papesca, James

James Papesca
Adjunct Nursing Faculty RN to BSN

CCNE Accreditation Seal
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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