Admission Requirements for Nursing Students

  • Step 1: Apply to HBU
    Fill out the  HBU application for admission
    By April 30 for fall semester entries and by September 30 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

    Minimum GPA Requirement

    • 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

     

    Transfer students must have six hours of electives completed before graduation.

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  • Step 2: Nursing Program Requirements and Prerequisites

    Courses must be completed by April 30 for fall admission and September 30 for spring admission or in progress to be completed by the start of the program.

    • ART 2343 or MUSI 1331: Art or Music Appreciation
    • ENGL 2315 or 2325: Great Works Literature I or II
    • COMM 1323: Rhetoric and Public Speaking
    • 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
    • ENGL 1313: Composition & Literature I
    • ENGL 1323: 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
    • CHRI 1301: Intro to the Bible***
    • CHRI 2373: Christian Theology & Tradition***
      • CHRI 3300: Intro to Bible & Theology (only for students transferring  with 45 hours or more)***
    • NURS 3322: Perspectives of Healthcare*

     

    *Perspectives of Healthcare may be offered online in the Summer. This course must be taken by the the end of the first semester in the nursing program and it must be taken at HBU.

    **Science and math courses cannot be older than seven years.

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

    ***This course must be taken at HBU.

  • Step 3: Take the TEAS or HESI A2 Entrance Exam
    You may only take ONE of the two offered entrance exams. If you take one and fail it both times, you cannot take the other and submit those scores instead. We will require all of your previous scores. 

     

    TEAS Entrance Exam

    • A minimum score of 75% in each of the following subsections is required:
    Reading
    > 75%
    Math
    > 75%
    English and Language Usage > 75%
    Science
    > 58.7%
    • Only two attempts are allowed to achieve a minimum score of 75% in each of the required areas.
      • The second attempt must be at least 14 days after the first exam
    • A student’s TEAS Exam scores will not be considered if:
      • retesting occurs less than 14 days
      • exam is taken more than 2 times, regardless of scores or testing location
      • scores are older than 3 years
    • To take the TEAS at HBU contact Testing Services

    If the TEAS Exam is not taken at HBU, official scores must be requested from ATI and sent directly to HBU.

     

    HESI A2 Entrance Exam

    • A minimum score of 85% in each of the following subsections is required:
    Reading Comprehension
    > 85%
    Grammar
    > 85%
    Mathematics > 85%
    Anatomy & Physiology > 85%
    • Only two attempts are allowed to achieve a minimum score of 85% in each of the required areas.
      • The second attempt must be at least 14 days after the first exam
    • The Critical Thinking section is not required.
    • A student’s HESI A2 Exam scores will not be considered if:
      • retesting occurs less than 14 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 the HESI A2 Exam is not taken at HBU, official scores must be requested from HESI and sent directly to HBU.

  • Step 4: If Deemed Eligible, Receive and Submit a Nursing Application

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

    1. submitted all scores and transcripts and have been accepted to HBU
    2. finished or will have completed all course requirements with required minimum GPAs by program entry
    3. passed all required portions of the TEAS/HESI A2 and submitted your official TEAS/HESI A2 scores
    4. applied to the Nursing Program by:
      • April 30 for fall semester entries
        • Priority deadline: March 15
      • September 30 for spring entries
        • Priority deadline: September 1st

     

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