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 the MSN programs, you must be a Texas resident and have an unencumbered Texas RN License. For the RN to BSN program, you do not have to be a Texas resident and must have an unencumbered RN License. Provisional admission for the RN to BSN program available for new ADN grads conditional upon completing NCLEX within the first 8-week term.
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.
For BSN– Completion of an accredited ADN program (Associates Degree in Nursing)
Full admission with a 3.0 GPA
Provisional admission with a 2.5-2.9 GPA *Passing grades in first 6 credit hours is required
New ADN graduates eligible for admission on the condition of passing the NCLEX exam within the first 8-week term with HBU
For MSN – Open to applicants who have completed their Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) at a regionally accredited higher education institution
3.0 GPA requirement
GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for consideration for provisional acceptance – provisionally accepted students required to obtain a 3.0 or higher on each of the first three courses in their program to maintain enrollment
Candidates will request enrollment in either the FNP or PNP-PC track
Interview: An admission interview may be required with the MSN or Track Director
MSN applicants will submit their resume during the application process
FNP applicants: Priority will be given to applicants with 2 or more years of RN experience
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A: There are six start dates offered per year for the BSN program (January, March, May, July, August, October) and for 2021, there are two starts per year for the MSN program (June for PNP, August for FNP).
MSN: A minimum of a B- for non-clinical courses and B for clinical and practicum courses must be achieved. A 3.0 GPA is required to be eligible for graduation.
RN to BSN: You must maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each semester to enroll in nursing courses. If your GPA falls below this, you can enroll in general education courses and resume nursing courses as soon as a cumulative GPA of 2.75 has been reached
A: The RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON). The RN to BSN program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the MSN program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).