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 GGHSON 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 GGHSON Catalog or access the BNE website at www.bon.state.tx.us for declaratory order information.