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Traditional BSN Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Admission Requirements

All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA, grades earned in science courses, and failed/repeated courses) are important factors in admission consideration, additional non-academic information is also important.

Applications not meeting the minimum admission requirements will not be reviewed.

For more information about required TEAS scores, Click Here

In compliance with TTUHSC policy, all applicants who have received offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check before being allowed to matriculate. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See the “Criminal Background Checks” section of the SON Student Handbook for the SON policy. The Health Sciences Center policy may be found at HSC OP 10.20. No student will be allowed to matriculate into the program without completing and receiving clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing with either a BON Blue Card or a Declaratory Order with No Stipulations. The cost for a criminal background check(s) is the responsibility of the student.

Admission Requirements for Fall 2015
Academic Admission Criteria Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. All grades earned at all schools attended are calculated in the admission grade point average
  • All non-nursing prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrollment. At the time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required non-nursing pre-requisite courses, including at least three of the four required sciences.
  • Completion of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) V examinations at a proficient level of 70 or higher.
  • At time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required non-nursing prerequisite courses (57 hours total), including completion of at least three of the four required lab-science courses: Chemistry with lab (4 hours), Human Anatomy I (4 hours), Physiology II (4 hours), Pathophysiology, and/or Microbiology with lab (4 hours).
  • Letter of academic good standing if prior enrollment in RN program.
  • Prior enrollment at TTU
  • Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • Bilingual
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Healthcare work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, proficiency in other languages
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led applicant to the nursing profession
  • Military service and/or training
  • Volunteer hours
  • Interview component
Admission Requirements Effective Spring 2016
Academic Admission Criteria Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 All grades earned at all schools attended are calculated in the admission grade point average.
  • All non-nursing course prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to enrollment. At the time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required non-nursing pre-requisite courses, including at least three of the four required sciences
  • At time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required non-nursing prerequisite courses (57 hours total), including completion of at least three of the four required lab-science courses: Chemistry with lab (4 hours), Human Anatomy I( 4 hours), Physiology II (4 hours), and/or Microbiology with lab (4 hours).
  • Completion of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) V (or most current) examination with a minimal proficiency level in all the following areas: Reading, Math, Science, English and Language usage
  • Grades earned in science core courses – Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Pathophysiology are required to have a minimal GPA of 2.75. Consideration is given for repetition of science courses.
  • Letter of academic good standing if prior enrollment in nursing program
  • Prior enrollment at TTU
  • Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • Volunteer enrichment/Community Activities
  • Current healthcare work experience
  • Military service and/or training
  • Based upon fulfillment of all application eligibility requirements as outlined in the School of Nursing Catalog and posted on the BSN website, a determination will be made on an offer of an interview
  • Performance in a face to face interview upon invitation
Transcript Evaluation

An unofficial transcript evaluation is highly recommended prior to submitting your application. To receive an evaluation, potential students must submit the following items:

  • Transcripts from ALL United States Colleges and Universities you have attended in your lifetime.
  • Official transcripts received by the Evaluator will be copied, reviewed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. If submitting an unofficial copy of a transcript, it must be a physical copy of the official transcript. All transcripts must be received by the Evaluator prior to review.

Transcripts may be submitted via mail, email or fax. For contact information, click here.

Contact information must include the following:

  • Program of Interest (BSN, RN-BSN, 2nd Degree BSN)
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Any transcript which does not comply with the above instructions will not be reviewed. This includes a transcript which has been cut and pasted into an email.

Potential students who submit compliant transcripts will receive an evaluation form within 21 days.

Transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The School of Nursing requires course-by-course evaluation using U.S. letter grades and credit hours. A list of service providers may be found here.

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