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Application Requirements for the MSN and RN to BSN
Please review the following admission requirements:
Our online application is streamlined for your convenience and can be completed in approximately five minutes. You do not have to wait until you have all your documents and materials to submit your application. With your approval, HBU will request all of your transcripts on your behalf at no cost.
For both the MSN and RN to BSN programs, you must be a Texas resident and have an unencumbered Texas RN License
Provisional admission for the RN to BSN program available for new ADN grads conditional upon completing NCLEX within first 8-week term
Completion of an accredited ADN program (Associates Degree in Nursing)
The MSN program will be open to applicants who have completed their Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) at a regionally accredited higher education institution.
You may be eligible for financial aid through the Federal Financial Aid program. To find out your eligibility and what you may qualify for, complete and submit a current FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov (Houston Baptist University school code: 003576).
It is important to complete the FAFSA process, in conjunction with your application, so that the Financial Aid office can review your file as soon as you receive your admissions decision.
Q: Is there an application fee?
A: No, there is no application fee.
Q: What is the tuition?
A: The tuition for the BSN program is $440 per credit and the tuition for the MSN program is $450 per credit.
Q: Are there any additional fees?
A: Yes, there is a general fee of $50 per term.* MSN clinical courses also have a clinical fee of $100 per course and an annual malpractice insurance fee which varies by year.
*HBU has 6 terms. All terms are 8 weeks in length.
Q: Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my place in the program?
A: No, there is no deposit required.
Q: Are payment plans available?
A: Yes, a range of payment plans are available to accommodate students’ personal finance and employer reimbursement needs.
Q: Do I need a Texas RN license?
A: Yes, a valid Texas RN license is required for all programs.
Q: Can I receive credit for prior learning?
A: Yes, for the RN to BSN, you can receive credit for having completed prior ADN coursework and HBU can support you in taking and getting credit for many CLEP exams.
Q: How long do courses last?
A: All courses are eight weeks in length.
Q: How many start dates are offered?
A: There are six start dates offered per year for the BSN program (January, March, May, July, August, October) and two starts per year for the MSN program (August, January).
Q: How long does it take to complete the BSN program?
A: You have the ability to move through the program at your own pace, but the entire program can be completed in as little as 9 months.
Q: How long does it take to complete the MSN programs?
A: You have the ability to move through the program at your own pace, but the entire program can be completed in as little as 24 months for the PNP and 24-26 months for the FNP.
Q: Is there a GPA requirement during the program?
A: Yes. Program requirements are:
Q: Are the HBU MSN and RN to BSN nursing programs accredited?
A: The MSN and RN to BSN programs are accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).