B.S.N. Program Admission Requirements

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

Admissions Requirements
Academic Admissions Considerations Non-Academic Admissions Considerations
  • For the overall and science GPAs, 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 admissions GPA.
  • All prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of C or better prior to enrollment.
  • At the time the application is submitted, all applicants must have completed a minimum of 44 credit hours of the required non-nursing prerequisite coursework (57 hours total), including all FOUR required lab science courses: Chemistry (4 hours), Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hours), Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hours) and Microbiology (4 hours).
  • The HESI Assessment Exam must be completed and scores must be submitted. For more information, please visit https://evolve.elsevier.com/studentlife/hesi.html.
  • Applicants must clear the FBI Level 1 Criminal Background Check conducted through Texas Board of Nursing. For more information on this process, please visit http://www.bon.texas.gov/students.asp. If an applicant has any criminal history to report whatsoever, he/she must complete and submit a petition for declaratory order. For more information on the declaratory order submission process, please visit: http://www.bne.state.tx.us/forms_declaratory_order.asp.
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, and proficiency in other languages
  • Permanent residency in a TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • English as a second language
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Previous enrollment at Texas Tech University
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led you to this profession
  • Military experience/training

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admissions requirements will not be reviewed.

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 the Criminal Background Checks section of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing 2016-17 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 the NCLEX-RN Examination Eligibility section of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing 2016-17 Catalog or access the BNE website at www.bon.state.tx.us for declaratory order information.