Accelerated nursing admissions requirements

Previous Education Requirements

Accelerated Transfer BSN (Houston, TX)

The Accelerated Transfer BSN is designed for students who have some college courses completed in any academic major.

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Earned at least an associate degree or equivalent in another field
  • Associates degree or 64 transferable credits with at least a 3.0 GPA

Accelerated BSN and Direct-Entry MSN (Houston and New Braunfels, TX)

The Accelerated BSN and Direct-Entry MSN are designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic major.

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater

General Admission Requirements

  • ATI TEAS composite score of 70 or higher overall and in Science (taken within the last year)
  • Provide one recommendation form
    • A letter of reference to accompany the recommendation form is strongly encouraged
  • Completion of two short essay questions on the application
  • Completed the following science prerequisite courses with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better within the last seven years:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/labs
    • Microbiology w/labs
    • General Chemistry w/labs
    • Nutrition
    • Pathophysiology
  • Plus, the completion of the following courses:
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology
  • Completed health requirements before enrolling in nursing courses
  • Completed Texas Board of Nursing Mandatory Background Check and Drug Screening requirements

Have questions about applying to our accelerated nursing programs?

Our enrollment advisors are here to help. Contact TLU today about applying to our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing or our Direct-Entry Master or Science in Nursing!