MSN Deadlines & Dates
The NCAS application, fee, and official transcripts must be received at NCAS by the deadline listed for each admission cycle.
Fall 2015 Admission
Semester begins August 2015
NCAS applications accepted October 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014
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MSN Program FAQ's
The Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Course covering the adult, infant, child, and two man CPR (Hospital Level Provider-2 year) is required. All BSN students must complete CPR classes prior to enrollment. Documentation (copy of CPR card) must be presented at orientation. Classes may be taken through the American Heart Association or the Red Cross. Online courses are not acceptable.
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.
When your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from Enrollment Services which will contain a personal ID to access mystar, the student services center, where you can check the status of your application and supporting documents. This may take up to 10 working days. The decision status will remain "Pending" until the School of Nursing notifies Enrollment Services of your admission status.
If the application, signature page, application fee, official transcripts, letters of reference are not received by the deadline, your application will not be considered for admission. You will need to resubmit a application for the next available deadline. Contact Enrollment Services to determine if previously submitted materials will be retained.
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.
Yes. UTMB School of Nursing offers competitive scholarships 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, call 409-772-1215
Applicants from international institutions must use one of the credentialing services approved by UTMB to provide a verification and evaluation of transcripts in order to be able to be considered for admission to programs at UTMB. Applicants are no longer required to send official transcripts from the issuing institution since we are now utilizing these services. An official copy of this report must be submitted to NCAS by the application deadline. The following are the Credentialing Services approved by UTMB:
Foreign Credentials Services of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757
7211 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 205
Houston, TX 77036-3197
World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
1-800-937-3895 ext. 316
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.
After you are admitted to the UTMB School of Nursing, you may submit a petition to the Graduate Program Director for a transfer of credits. If the course is not pre-approved, you are required to provide the course syllabus for each course being considered. Graduate students may transfer up to 6 credit hours.
Clinical activities can usually be arranged in your home location. However, UTMB must have an Affiliation Agreement with all clinical sites utilized by students for their clinical practicums. On rare occasions an agency identified by a student as a possible clinical site may choose not to enter into such an affiliation with UTMB; other facilities in the local area may agree to an affiliation. If a local facility is truly not available, students may do their clinical practicums in the Galveston-Houston area.