School of Nursing and Allied Health

Wholeness for the individual, the family and the community

Are you called to be a healer?

Healthcare affects everyone. We’re in this together. Houston Baptist University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health trains the nurses and health care professionals who care for the well-being of people in our communities.

True health is more than just avoiding or treating sickness. It’s about promoting the wholeness of the person and the community. Our Nursing and Kinesiology students understand this. They bring enthusiasm, care and diligence to this rigorous challenge. Nursing and Kinesiology together account for about a third of the University’s enrollment.

But it’s not just the wholeness of the patient that matters; the wholeness of our students is of utmost importance to us. Our faculty get to know our students by name and help them grow in:


  • The curriculum is integrated with general studies for a total University experience.


  • Our students gain hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience in top-level hospitals, in our on-campus simulation lab, and through the Bradshaw Fitness Center.


  • Our students are organized into cohorts that form strong bonds as they take classes together and mentor each other through the Nursing Student Association.
  • Prayer and Bible studies are available for students who wish to participate.

The dedication of our faculty to help our students grow in mind, body and spirit is guided by the following core values, as represented by the acronym HIGHER:

Glorification of God

There is a great need for nurses and allied health providers in our country today. You can help meet that need and find a fulfilling career by applying today. Read about the degree program that interests you below. We would love for you to join us!

As of January 1, 2013, the School of Nursing and Allied Health has discontinued its Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to focus on preparing the highest quality of Registered Nurse clinicians and leaders in the BSN program, which has seen a steady increase in enrollment in recent years. The goal of the school has been, and will continue to be, to make a positive impact on the growing and ever-changing healthcare industry and the major hospital systems serving the Houston community.


The mission of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is to prepare individuals to be leaders within interprofessional teams as they provide quality services in diverse settings as a result of our central confession that, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”

Features of the School of Nursing & Allied Health

  • Why HBU’s School of Nursing & Allied Health

    HBU’s School of Nursing & Allied Health offers small, personal classes with experienced professors in the Department of  Nursing and outstanding faculty in the Department of Kinesiology who facilitate the learning experience.

  • What to expect

    Whether you chose the nursing program or the kinesiology program, expect to be challenged, learn more and be guided in an environment that provides a first-class education built on strong Christian values.

  • What we believe

    HBU is a Christian university, and the School of Nursing & Allied Health educates students to show the same care, compassion and global impact shown by Jesus. The Department of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology use a holistic approach, which focuses on the mind, the body, the spirit, and relationships throughout the curriculum.

  • How you will benefit

    As students in the School of Nursing & Allied Health, you will receive a comprehensive education which blends the arts and sciences to help you perform in a global society. Because of HBU’s reputation, as nursing or kinesiology graduates, you can market your skills in a city filled with opportunity, or take your education anywhere you choose.

Related Student Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau – The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Sigma Theta Tau International’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
  • Nursing Student Association – Houston Baptist University is proud to have a local chapter for the National Nursing Student Association. The HBU chapter of the Nursing Student Association aligns itself with the University’s Ten Pillars Vision. We seek to increase our cultural impact and establish a society of learning through health education and community outreach to achieve a more global focus. We seek to enhance students’ lives through meaningful interaction among themselves and other healthcare professionals. The Nursing Student Organization at the School of Nursing & Allied Health is located in the Cullen Science Building, room S119.


Departments in the School of Nursing and Allied Health


The Baccalaureate Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
Phone:  (404) 975-5000

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX  78701
Phone:  (512) 305-7400

Information is subject to change based on decisions by faculty, the Dean, Provost, Academic Affairs Committee and other entities.

Report of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes

  • Employment Within 6 Months of Graduation
    Graduation Date Number of Graduates Number Employed at Graduation Number Employed at 6 months
    December 2018 33 32 Pending
    May 2018 48 41 Pending
    December 2017 37 30 Pending
  • NCLEX Pass Rate
    Graduation Year HBU Texas National
    2018 76/84 11,446/12,493 143,508/162,041
    2017 52/58 10,386/11,570 136,533/157,045
    2016 72/83 9,945/11,413 133,224/158,033


  • Currently Enrolled / Graduating Students
    Term Cohort Began Nursing Program Number Admitted in Nursing Program Number Graduated in Nursing Program Number Still in Nursing Program Number Changed Majors/Programs
    Fall 2016 80 50 6 9
    Spring 2017 47 22 12 5
    Fall 2017 58 0 51 3
    Spring 2018 43 0 35 2
    Fall 2018 62 0 59 0
    Spring 2019 64 0 64 0
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