We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals. In order to apply, please check our program requirements to ensure you have completed a minimum of 40 of the 60 prerequisite hours required for all BSN programs. We use the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NCAS), which enables you to apply on-line and identify the schools where you want your information sent. Before beginning the NCAS application, we strongly recommend you download the Firefox web browser, as older web browsers may cause you difficulty. In order to submit your application for admission, you need to first create an account at Nursing CAS https://portal.nursingcas.org/. Once created, your account may be used to save, edit and submit applications.
Apply early. Please note that all transcripts and application materials should be received at NCAS by the closing date (1/15/2014). You should request your transcripts be mailed by your educational institutions early so you meet the application deadline. Also please note that NursingCAS is on eastern time and your application needs to be submitted before 12:00 AM on 1/16/2014.
Please check your application status on Nursing CAS to determine when it has been verified. It takes approximately four weeks from the date of application for UTMB to receive your application from Nursing CAS. As soon as we receive it, Enrollment Services will send the UTMB supplemental application via email. When the supplemental application is returned, we will then proceed to have our Admissions Committee review your application. Note: BSN applicants also need to ensure their TEAS scores are submitted directly to UTMB. Please refer to the Approximate Application Timeline under the Future Students menu on our website for more details regarding the application process.
Fall 2015 Admission - BSN Program and RN-BSN Program
NCAS applications accepted October 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 Semester begins August 2015 - BSN (4 semesters) RN-BSN (2 or 3 semesters)
UTMB strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. UTMB is committed to equal opportunity for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability or would like to obtain information regarding services for students with disabilities at UTMB, please contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, Lee Hage Jamail Student Center Suite 2.1113 or at ext. 79055.
The Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Course covering the adult, infant, child, and two-man CPR (two-year Hospital Level Provider coverage) is required.
All new BSN students must complete CPR classes prior to enrollment. Documentation (a copy of CPR card) must be presented at orientation. Classes must be taken through the American Heart Association. Please visit their web site at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3011764 for course offerings. Online courses are not acceptable.
Transcripts should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 409-772-8211. Please indicate which program you will be applying to and include your phone number and email address. To schedule an advising session, please send the same information as well as several dates and times convenient for you to email@example.com.
No. At least 40 of the 60 prerequisite hours must be completed in order to apply. However, you will need to complete the remaining hours before the program begins.
Once your supplemental application has been processed, you will receive a letter from Enrollment Services, which will give you the information required to check the status of your application and supporting documents. This can take up to 10 working days. Please keep in mind that your decision status will remain "Pending" until Enrollment Services receives a decision from the School of Nursing.
The number of applications and the number of openings available varies each enrollment period. Please contact the Pre-admission Advisor, Jennifer Spruce, to request information regarding statistics for past entrance dates.
The competitive GPA is dependant on the applicant pool and, consequently, varies each application period.
The school considers three GPAs for the BSN program: Science, Prerequisite, and Overall. Your GPA is an important aspect of your application. The school also considers the number of withdrawals and failures on your transcripts. We also will look at your personal accomplishments, scholastic honors, leadership roles, hardships, cultural experiences, community service, and any extra curricular activities in which you have been involved. Applicants must also complete the Personal Statement section of the NCAS application. Please see the Entrance requirement section for each program for more specific instructions.
The School will send both acceptance and denial letters when the review of all files is completed.
All applicants for the BSN programs are required to take the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills, version V) test. The results of this assessment are included in the overall evaluation of your application for admission. This test can be scheduled through the ATI testing site.
Please send several dates and times convenient for you to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Please indicate which program you will be applying to and include your phone number.
No. UTMB School of Nursing is an upper division nursing school. You will need to attend a community college or another university to complete the prerequisite courses.
Yes. We accept up to 12 hours of CLEP scores, which must be posted on your official transcript.
Yes. We accept online theory-only courses from accredited schools. Please visit http://www.vct.org to view a list of colleges and universities in the state of Texas that offer online classes.
Application materials must be received at the Nursing Centralized Application Service by the appropriate deadline. Materials received after the deadline will not be reviewed and your file will not be considered.
Yes. The undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an institutional accrediting body.
For the past 10 years, the NCLEX pass rate has ranged between 90-100%.
Yes. UTMB School of Nursing offers scholarships to students in the nursing program. These are competitive scholarships and are based on how well the student performs in the nursing program. Assistance is also available through Financial Aid, which includes scholarships, loans, and grants outside of UTMB.
You can complete a financial aid application online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The code to enter for UTMB School of Nursing is 013976. Once you are accepted into the program, UTMB will send you a UTMB financial aid application. For more information on financial aid, please call 409-772-1215.
There are three other schools on the UTMB campus: the School of Health Professions, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The School of Nursing shares a building with the School of Health Professions. We offer an excellent learning facility for students entering health care and are surrounded by several hospitals and clinics on campus. To take a virtual tour of the UTMB Medical Center, please go to http://www.utmb.edu/tour/ or, to visit the campus, contact the Office of Educational Outreach at 409-772-7972.
We offer over 60 different student organizations and intramural sports which are available for all new and current students. One specific organization supported by the School of Nursing is the Student Nurses’ Association. Please contact Student Life at 409-772-1996 for more details.
UTMB School of Nursing offers clinical sites within the UTMB Medical Center as well as the Houston-Galveston area. Students rotate within different hospitals to gain significant experience in different facilities.
Yes. Students must pass the ATI in order to graduate from the School of Nursing.
John Sealy Hospital at UTMB offers an internship program called Bridges. The hospital also offers a Graduate Externship program. To request information, please contact the Nurse Recruitment office at 409-747-4717.
Applicants with international credits must submit an official course-by-course credentialing report to the Nursing Centralized Application Service.
Applicants whose tertiary-level education has been completed at international institutions must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if the native language is not English. A minimum satisfactory score is a total of 550 (or a score of 213 on the computer-bases exam) or 6.5 for IELTS.