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New for the fall of 2017, the Pre-Nursing living-learning community is for students who intend to apply for admission to the St. David's School of Nursing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The LLC will be in Sayers hall.




Students in the Pre-Nursing LLC will take several courses together each semester. This allows for study groups and a richer experience in the LLC. These courses have been selected from Texas State's general education core curriculum and they are prerequisites for advancement into upper-level nursing courses.

Fall: Biology 1330 (Functional Biology) and Math 1315 (College Algebra)

Spring: Chemistry 1341 (General Chemistry I) and Philosophy 1320 (Ethics and Society)

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Erica Nierth earned her PhD from the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at Tulane Medical School.  She joined the Biology department at Texas State University as a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in 2011. Dr. Nierth serves as the course coordinator for Functional Biology (BIO 1330), a course that all pre-nursing students will need to successfully complete.

Dr. Nierth loves to spend time riding through the countryside around San Marcos on her bicycle and swimming in the local rivers. Dr. Nierth lives in New Braunfels with her husband, four children, and giant poodle named Angus.

Supple Science building 384, phone (512) 245-2178,

Out of Class Activities

In addition to social opportunities and team-building events, students in the Pre-Nursing LLC will have access to a variety of activities related to the major and career. Activities will likely include: Regular study groups based on course syllabi, Tour of St. David's School of Nursing and simulation labs, Introduction to student organizations in Nursing, A panel of employed nurses (alumni), A panel of upperclassmen who have been admitted to the program, Health Professions Career Fair, Application information for the St. David's School of Nursing, Lunches with faculty advisor.

How to Join

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Community Requirements to Join LLC Deadline Additional Requirements
Pre-Nursing Students who have declared a major in Nursing or Pre-Nursing. open until full None. First come, first serve.