College of Nursing

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Dean: Rosalie Mainous, Professor
Location: ASB 216, Denton
Phone: 940-898-2401
Fax: 940-898-2437

Denton: 940-898-2401
Assistant Dean, Denton: Damon Cottrell, Clinical Professor

Dallas: 214-689-6510
 Associate Dean, Dallas: Shelley Hawkins, Professor

Houston: 713-794-2100
Associate Dean, Houston: Ainslie Nibert, Associate Professor

The College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.  The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Graduates of the pre-licensure program are eligible to apply to take the examination for licensure as registered nurses. The nursing program prepares students to assume entry-level positions in nursing practice and provides the academic foundation for advanced study in nursing.

The baccalaureate nursing degree requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Students may take all course work at TWU or may take the lower-division non-nursing courses at another college or university and the upper-division nursing courses at TWU. Freshman and sophomore courses are offered on the Denton campus. The junior and senior courses are available at Dallas and Houston.

Expenses of the Nursing Program

In addition to University tuition and fees, the student majoring in nursing assumes financial responsibility for the following: uniforms, other clinical accessories and equipment, immunizations, drug, and criminal background screening, personal computers, and Texas Board of Nursing application fees. The student must also provide his or her own transportation. Information regarding required tuition and fees and length of program is included in this catalog.

Honors Scholar Program

The College of Nursing provides the opportunity for students to participate in the Texas Woman’s University Honors Scholar Program. The program seeks to develop scholars with excellent technological, writing, and research skills, as well as clinical expertise. These skills will be developed through both enhanced course work and experiential learning in the college as well as related health care agencies. To participate, students must meet the Texas Woman’s University Honors Scholar Criteria. All applicants who are currently participating in the Honors Scholar Program at TWU and meet the minimum requirements for admission to upper-division nursing courses are automatically granted admission to upper-division nursing courses.

Graduate Program

The College of Nursing offers work leading to the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees in nursing. For further information see the Graduate Catalog. See chart of TWU NURS courses to the Field of Study Blocked Curriculum Grid that demonstrates transferability of courses through the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).