RN to MSN Graduate Program
General education requirements for RN-MSN Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing consists of the following. These courses should be completed before entering the RN-MSN program. Review general course requirements below carefully. A transcript review may be conducted if you are lacking only one or two courses (3-6 credit hours) from the general courses listed below.
|+Statistics||**MATH1342, 1442, 2342 or 2442||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology||**BIOL2401 & 2402||8|
|Chemistry||**CHEM1305 & 1105 or CHEM 1406 or CHEM1411||4|
|Microbiology||**BIOL2420 or BIOL2421||4|
|Food and Nutrition||**HECO1322 or BIOL1322||3|
|HUMANITIES AND VISUAL PERFORMING ARTS||Credits|
|Visual/Performing Arts||any art, music, drama, or theatre arts course||3|
|Humanities||any literature, philosophy, modern or classical language/literature, or cultural studies course||3|
|SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES||Credits|
|United States History||**HIST1301, 1302
Students may substitute 3 credit hours of Texas history for 3 credit hours of American history
|Political Science||**GOVT 2301 & 2302 or GOVT 2305 & 2306||6|
|Sociology or Cultural Anthropology||**SOC1301 or ANTH2351||3|
|Life Span Growth and Development||**PSY2314||3|
**Course numbers listed are based on the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). Check with your academic institution to verify the course number that corresponds with the TCCNS number.
+Students must complete 3 credit hours of math to meet core- curriculum requirements. If the student takes Scoiology or Psychology stats (SOC 3390 or PSYC 3402) rather than math statistics, then an additional math course must be completed to meet the core requirement.
Courses from other accedited institutions with equivalent course content are acceptable for transfer if a grade of C or higher was earned for the pre- nursing requirements. Pass/Fail course are not acceptable for transfer. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher must be earned in RN-MSN general education courses and also in basic nursing courses to be considered for admission.
Any accredited community college or institution of higher education that provides comparable courses. Other options are TTU College Level Examination Program (CLEP) (806-742-3671) (www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/clep) or TTU College Outreach and Distance Education (1-800-692-6877 or 806-742-7200), (www.dce.ttu.edu) or the University of Texas at Austin (1-800-252-3461). The Graduate Coordinators can help you with particular course questions.