The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB, UT Brownsville), previously known as The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC), has been part of the University of Texas System for 20 years, when the Pan American at Brownsville campus parted ways with the University of Texas-Pan American and became the University of Texas at Brownsville. The Texas Legislature then allowed Texas Southmost College to join with the University of Texas at Brownsville.
The university’s total enrollment is over 15,000 students with 77% studying at an undergraduate level, 5% at a graduate level and 18% taking dual credit courses. The student population is 92% Hispanic, and is home to over 300 international students.
The College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Brownsville offers nursing programs in Vocational Nursing (VN), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Baccalaureate Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Students at the College of Nursing can also pursue a PhD in Nursing or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) through the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Licensed Vocational Nursing Program (LVN)
Individuals interested in applying to the LVN program must complete prerequisites and pas the LVN Pre Entrance exam and TASP or THEA exam. The LVN program at the College of Nursing has two start dates, one in the Spring and another in the Fall, and both run for 12 months full-time. Forty students are accepted every semester, and the deadline for the Fall in June 1st and the Spring semester deadline is November 1st.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
The Associate Degree in Nursing program takes two years to complete and individuals are only admitted in the Fall, with an application deadline of May 15th. There is an advanced placement track available for LVNs, which takes two semesters to complete. A lot of classes are available online and clinical practicum takes place in the areas surrounding the college. Upon completion of the ADN program, students can apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam, which will allow them to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
All students applying for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, must have an RN license. Applicants must also hold liability insurance and submit immunization records on application. The program is offered online and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation. Applications for the Fall semester are due by March 1st and the Spring semester application deadline is October 1st.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
In order to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing program at the College of Nursing, students must first be accepted into the University of Texas at Brownsville. Applicants must go through an interview with the program director and complete an essay outlining reasons for application, future goal and relevant experience. Students must also submit a transcript from previous college courses and show a current RN license. Students must also have a current immunization records and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. If a student holds a baccalaureate degree in another field, he or she may apply to the MSN program after completing a nursing course at the graduate level.
The University of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown,
Brownsville, TX 78520, United States