Mar 08, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing, BSN 

Health Sciences, BSHS 

Health Science Minor 


The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to educate the health care providers of today and leaders of tomorrow through the provision of excellent educational programs in the professions of nursing and the health sciences. The College identifies, attracts, and graduates students of high potential, especially those from groups who have been historically underrepresented in Texas health care. This mission is enhanced through faculty contributions to community service, leadership, practice, and research. These responsibilities are fostered within an interdisciplinary college by promoting a sense of community and caring, and through a system of shared governance.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Goals

The goals of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences assist the College in implementing the university and college missions:

  1. To develop within the student the knowledge and skills necessary for beginning professional and advanced nursing practice, cultivating basic and specialized abilities needed to successfully pursue a career.
  2. To promote the concept of nursing as caring and facilitate attainment of a care delivery system sensitive to multicultural communities and their health values.
  3. To offer individuals the opportunity to increase the breadth and depth of the theoretical base for nursing practice, enhance and expand competence, prepare for role specialization, and contribute to the discovery of new nursing knowledge.
  4. To provide an educational environment of respect within which students may evolve as broadly educated, responsible, and accountable professionals dedicated to the principles of lifelong learning.
  5. To build a foundation for graduate education.
  6. To serve the community as nursing experts, leaders and consultants in professional organizations, health promoters, providers of health care policy information, and advocates of ethical distribution and usage of resources.

Undergraduate Degrees

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers course work leading to the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)

Undergraduate Courses

All course descriptions are located in course descriptions .


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences