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Prerequisites and Core Curriculum for the ACCEL-RN Program


The following courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A grade of “C” or higher is required on all science courses. You may apply to the program while enrolled in these prerquisite courses, but they must be completed prior to to beginning the ACCEL-RN program.

CourseHours (36 total)
Anatomy and Physiology I and II8
Introduction to Sociology3
General Psychology3
Developmental Psychology (Human Growth or Lifespan)3
Rhetoric & Composition I & II6
College-level math (not developmental)3


Core Curriculum

The following courses are mandatory core curriculum requirements for the BSN degree. "Texas Core Complete" for your first baccalaureate degree means that these requirements have been met. If your bachelor's degree was earned in another state, or did not specify "Texas Core Complete" additional coursework may be required. You must be core complete before beginning the ACCEL-RN program. Completed courses must reflect a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Language, Philosophy, Culture (see list)3
Creative Arts (see list)3
American History to 18653
American History since 18653
American Government I3
American Government II3
Cultural & Global Understanding (see list)3
Inquiry & Creativity (see list)3
NURS 4123:  Data Analysis (Statistics)3
Writing Proficiency Req. (Exam or ENGL 2113)3


For further information on curriculum and graduation requirements, please refer to the current university undergraduate catalog, available online at