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Nursing

The multidisciplinary studies degree in Nursing allows students to study fields such as biology, chemistry, and social sciences as they complete prerequisite nursing coursework. Exceptional students in the Joint BSN-MDST program will have a guaranteed interview with UTHSA School of Nursing. Students who gain admission and successfully complete the 2-year BSN curriculum have the opportunity to receive a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies from UTSA in addition to their BSN in Nursing from UTHSA.


Students have to apply for admission to the UTHSA School of Nursing.

Students who gain admission to UTHSA School of Nursing, and successfully complete the 2-year BSN curriculum, will earn a second degree in Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST) from UTSA. BSN credits will reverse transfer to UTSA to complete the BA MDST degree plan.

This 2 + 2 program offers exceptional students a guaranteed interview with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at UTHSA.

Program Requirements include:

  • Completion of all pre-requisite coursework at UTSA (coursework completed by dual credit and/or AP prior to UTSA admission is permissible).
  • Pre-Requisite GPA: 3.6 or higher
  • Overall GPA: 3.6 or higher
  • TEAS scores: see advisor

Speak with a Health Profession Advisor for more details.

 

BS MDST - Nursing 20-22 catalog (BS-MDNU-UC)

FALL SPRING Summer
FIRST YEAR
AIS 1203 or 1263 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3 BIO 2053 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (FA 1) STA 1053  Basic Statistics (CORE) 3
PSY 1013 Intro to Psychology (FA 3) 3 BIO 2051 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab) (FA2) 1 BIO 2063 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications (Core 90) 3 MDS 2023 Intro to Multidisc Studies 3 BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab) (FA 2) 1
BIO 1233 or 1404 Contemporary Biology I or Biosciences I 3 CHE 1004 or 1103 Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences or General Chemistry I (FA 3) 4 SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology (Core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Comp I (Q) 3 WRC 1023 Freshman Comp II (Q) 3 CORE American History 3
BIO 2043/NDT 2043 Nutrition or Intro to Nutrition Science (FA 2) 3      
TOTAL   15 TOTAL   17   TOTAL   13
SECOND YEAR
BIO 1053 Introductory Microbiology (FA 2) 3 CORE Creative Arts 3 COM Requirement COM 1043,1053,2113 or ENG 2413 3
BIO 1061 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (FA 2) 1 MDS 4983 Seminar for Multidisc. Studies 3 IS 1403/CS 1033 Technology requirement 3
CORE American History 3 POL 1133 or 1213 Texas Politics and Society 3      
CHE 1014 or 1113 Elementary Organic and Biochemistry or General Chemistry II (FA 2) 4  PHI 2123 Contemporary Moral Issues (CORE 40) 3      
PSY 2503   Development Psychology (FA 3) 3  CORE Life and Physical Science 3      
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3        
TOTAL   17 TOTAL   15  TOTAL    6

Focus Area 1 - Nursing - 24 hours prescribed

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite C- or better
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 1233 or 1404
BIO 2063 Human Anatomy & Physiology II BIO 2053 
NURS 3303 Concepts of Professional Nursing at UTHSC
NURS 3330 Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice at UTHSC
NURS 3204 Health Assessment: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 4210 Child & Family Health: Theoretical Foundations  at UTHSC
NURS 4319 Leadership & Management: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 3207 Care of Childbearing Families: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 4317 Population Focused Health: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC

Focus Area 2 - Biology - 21 hours prescribed

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite C- or better
BIO 1053 Introductory Microbiology BIO 1233 or 1404
BIO 1061 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory BIO 1233 or 1404
BIO 2051 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab) BIO 1233 or 1404
BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab) BIO 1233 or 1404
BIO 2043/NDT 2043 Nutrition or Intro to Nutrition Science BIO 1233 or 1404
CHE 1014/CHE 1113 Elementary Organic and Biochemistry or General Chemistry II CHE 1004/CHE 1103
NURS 3309 Pathophysiology at UTHSC
NURS 3375 Research & Evidence Based Practice at UTHSC
NURS 3304 Pharmacotherapeutics at UTHSC

Focus Area 3 - Health/Psychology - 21 hours prescribed

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite C- or better
PSY 1013 Intro to Psychology   
PSY 2503 Development Psychology  PSY 1013
CHE 1004/CHE 1103 Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences or General Chemistry I  
NURS 3205 Psychiatric & Mental Health: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 4311 Care of the Adult 1: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 4315 Care of the Adult 2: Theoretical Foundations at UTHSC
NURS 3305 Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice at UTHSC
NURS 3110 Health Assessment: Clinical Application at UTHSC