Admission Requirements

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


Academic Admission Considerations

Non-Academic Admission Considerations

  • Valid, unencumbered R.N. License that is active and in good standing.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 that is calculated from both prerequisite and nursing coursework. Course work must be earned from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Completion of ALL prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better prior to the first day of enrollment.
  • Applicants must have passed NCLEX Licensure exam prior to first day of enrollment.
  • Test of English as a foreign language is required unless a degree has been earned from an accredited university in the U.S.
  • Permanent residency in the TTUHSC El Paso GGHSON service area.
  • First generation college student
  • Bilingual
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work Experience
  • Diversity of experience such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures or proficiency in other languages.
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led you to this profession.
  • Military experience/training

Applications not meeting the minimum admission 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 "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the School policy.