Admission Requirements for Prospective Nursing Students

  • Step 1: Apply to HBU
    Fill out the  HBU application for admission
    By March 1 for Fall Entries and by September 1 for Spring Entries
    • All official transcripts must be received and reviewed by Admissions
      • Students whose transcripts reflect more than two grades of “D” or “F” in the required science courses, or more than one grade of “D” or “F” in a nursing course, will not be eligible to enter or continue in the program. 
      • Freshmen: Submit High School Transcripts and SAT/ACT scores
      • Transfers: All Official Transcripts Should be Received and Reviewed by Admissions

    REMEMBER: You need a minimum GPA of 

    • 3.0 Cumulative for Admission  (Transfer student)
    • 3.0 Cumulative from HBU (current Pre-Nursing students)
      • minimum of 12 credits completed at HBU
    • 3.0 Cumulative for Required Sciences
      • Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Intro to Microbiology, and Intro to Chemistry

    Liberal Arts Core Curriculum for University Graduation Requirements:

    Must be completed before entering last semester in program
    • ART 2343 or MUSI 1331: Art or Music Appreciation
    • ENGL 2315 or 2325: Great Works Literature I or II
    • HIST 2311: Western Civilization I
    • HIST 2313, 2323 or HIST 2312: US History to 1877, US History from 1877 or Western Civilization II
    • PHIL 1313: Introduction to Philosophy
    • CHRI 1301: Intro to the Bible
    • CHRI 2373: Christian Theology & Tradition
      • CHRI 1314: Intro to Christian Faith (only for students transferring  with 45 hours or more)
    • 7 Hours of Electives

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  • Step 2: Complete Program Course Requirements

    by September 15 for Spring and March 15 for Fall

    • ENGL 1313: Composition & Literature I
    • ENGL1323: Composition & Literature II
    • CHEM 1404: Introduction to Chemistry**
    • BIOL 2404: Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I)**
    • BIOL 2414: Anatomy & Physiology (A&P II)**
    • BIOL 1414: Introduction to Microbiology**
    • MATH 1313: College Algebra (or any higher math)
    • PSYC 1313: General Psychology
    • PSYC 3313: Human Growth & Development
    • PSYC 2301: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    • GOVT 2313: American and Texas Government
    **Science courses cannot be older than seven years

    Transfer students, please see our course equivalency guide to see which credits transfer.

  • Step 3: Take the HESI A2 Entrance Exam
    • A minimum score of 80% in each of the following subsections is required:
    Grammar
    > 80%
    Reading Comprehension
    > 80%
    Math
    > 80%
    Anatomy and Physiology AND Critical Thinking
    No Minimum
    • Only two attempts are allowed to achieve a minimum score of 80% in each of the required areas.
      • The second attempt must be at least 30 days after the first exam
    • A student’s HESI A2 Exam scores will not be considered if:
      • retesting occurs less than 30 days
      • exam is taken more than 2 times, regardless of scores or testing location
      • scores are older than 3 years
    • To take the HESI A2 at HBU contact Testing Services

    If HESI A2 Exam is not taken at HBU, official scores must be requested from Evolve and sent directly to HBU

  • Step 4: Meet with a Nursing Faculty Advisor to Submit a Nursing Application

    You will receive your application to the School of Nursing once you have done the following:

    • Step 1 (have submitted all scores and transcripts and have been accepted to HBU)
    • Step 2 (have finished or will have completed all course requirements with required minimum GPAs by program entry)
    • Step 3 (have passed all required portions of the HESI & submitted your HESI scores)
    • Apply to the Nursing Program by:
      • March 18, 2019, for Fall 2019 entries (15th falls during Spring Break)

    We recommend that Transfer Students attend one of the Nursing Information Sessions to verify they have met all the requirements prior to requesting an application to the nursing program.  

    Contact Infomation is as follows:  (Phone number) 281-649-3300  (email) NURSING@HBU.EDU

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