How To Apply

We are here to help you navigate the application process.

Where Do I Apply?

Applications for all of our programs are completed and processed through NursingCAS. NursingCAS online application simplifies the admissions process for prospective students by providing a singular location for all required information & documents.

What is the Application Process? How Does It Work?

In order to begin an application, you will need to create an online account with NursingCAS. Once your account is created, you will need to request all transcript(s) & gather all required application documents before starting your application. When starting & completing your application, we recommend adhering to the following flowchart :

  • Request transcripts from previous school(s)
  • Gather necessary references (MSN & DNP)
  • Gather required application documents (resume, personal statement, etc.)
  • Begin your application
  • Complete your application

For best results during & after your application, we recommend:

  
Using a Modern Web Browser

Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge are preferred.


Turning Off Browser Filters

Disable any type of web-content filter for the duration of the application process.


Monitoring Spam/Junk

Emails sent to your account from UTMB & NursingCAS may be flagged as spam.

Required Documents

  • Please include your health experience, any work/volunteer experience you have in the industry & all relevant education. Your resume will be uploaded and attached to your application in NursingCAS.

    Resume

  • All transcripts will be sent from the school directly & submitted to NursingCAS. Contact your school early as it frequently takes several weeks to complete transcript requests. Please read all NursingCAS instructions carefully.

    Transcript(s)

  • Personal Statement

  • TEAS Test

    ✳ – Graduate & Doctoral programs also require 1-3 professional references – depending on the program.

    International Students

    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 considered for admission to programs at UTMB. An official copy of this report must be submitted to NCAS by the application deadline. The following Credentialing Services are approved by UTMB:

      Applicants whose tertiary-level education has been completed at international institutions must take and score a minimum of 83 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or take and score a minimum of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the native language is not English.

      • Personal Statement Guidelines

        Please include your full name at the top and limit the statement to ~700 words. Required information includes but is not limited to:

        • – Discussion of health-related experience
        • – Relevant work/volunteer experience
        • – Personal experiences that may have affected grades (please explain any interruptions in education)
        • – Personal strengths and weaknesses
        • – Rationale for choice of profession & long term goals
        • – Any other relevant information you feel the admissions committee should know
      • Personal Statement

        Personal Statements are extremely important and are carefully reviewed by the admissions committee. Pay close attention to spelling and grammar as this will be taken into consideration during the application review. In less than 500 words, utilize the following prompts:

        • – Your nursing and health related experience, as well as, explaining any interruptions in your work history. Focus on how your work experience prepares you for the MSN program for which you are applying.
        • – What prompted you to apply for this MSN program and how do you plan on utilizing your specific MSN degree post-graduation.
      • Personal Statement Guidelines

        Please include your full name at the top and limit the statement to ~700 words. Required information includes but is not limited to:

        • – Discussion of health-related experience
        • – Relevant work/volunteer experience
        • – Personal experiences that may have affected grades (please explain any interruptions in education)
        • – Personal strengths and weaknesses
        • – Rationale for choice of profession & long term goals
        • – Any other relevant information you feel the admissions committee should know
        • – For PhD Applicants: Please include your research interest area