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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.

Admission Requirements for Admission Fall 2015
Academic Admission Criteria Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered for admission. All grades earned at all schools attended are calculated in the admission grade point average
  • All prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better prior to enrollment
  • 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 at a proficient level of 70 or higher
  • Letter of good statnding if prior enrollment in RN program
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, proficiency in other languages
  • Permanent residency in a TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • English as a second language
  • Prior enrollment at Texas Tech University
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led you to this profession
  • Military experience/training
  • Interview component
EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016 — NEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for admission. 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 ā€œCā€ or better prior to enrollment
  • 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).
  • Completion of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) V exam with a minimal proficiency level in all the following areas: Reading, Math, Science, English and Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Grades earned in Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology must have a minimal GPA of 2.75.
  • Consideration given to repetition of science courses
  • The ATI Anatomy and Physiology Exam will be required for admission beginning with the 2015 Application Period
  • Prior enrollment at TTU
  • Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • Bilingual
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Healthcare work experience or certification
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, proficiency in other languages
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led you to this profession
  • Military service and/or training
  • Volunteer hours
  • Interview component

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

For more information about required TEAS scores, Click Here

All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the School policy.

In addition, the Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. See "Eligibility to Take NCLEX-RN Examination" section of the School of Nursing Catalog or access the BNE website: www.bon.state.tx.us for declaratory order information.

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.

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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