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College of Nursing Admissions
The undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Nursing consist of the tracks listed below. Students pursuing a graduate plan will emphasize a specialization in Nursing through specific courses.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
For more information on the graduate program, tracks and certificates, please visit the Graduate Catalog
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post Master’s Certificates:
Applicants must complete the NursingCAS online application for admission at the following website: https://portal.nursingcas.org/. NursingCAS is the first national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs. For additional information regarding NursingCAS go visit webpage.
An official transcript from EACH college or university attended, sent directly from each institution to NursingCAS at:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 89.
Applicants to both undergraduate and graduate programs must satisfy the UH College of Nursing Policy for Clinical Readiness Requirements as listed below:
A. Background Check
- All students will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
- The results will be shared with the Dean, Associate Dean, and Track Managers of the College of Nursing.
- Any student convicted of, or who receives adjudication for any criminal offense prior to program admission, or while in the program, will be required to obtain a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing that states the student is eligible for initial licensure or licensure renewal prior to program entry or progression.
- All students must submit a non-expired copy of CPR certification. Students must be certified in one of the following classifications of CPR approved by the College of Nursing. Online certification will not be accepted.
- CPR for Health Care Provider (BLS), American Heart Association
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer, American Red Cross
- Students will be responsible for maintaining bi-yearly compliance with the CPR requirements throughout their program. In the event that a student does not meet the requirements at any time during the program, a course registration hold will be implemented until the requirement is met.
C. Health Insurance
- All students enrolled in the College of Nursing must carry health insurance and provide a copy of the policy or insurance card.
- Students will be responsible for maintaining compliance with the health insurance requirements throughout their program. In the event a student does not meet the requirements at any time during the program, a course registration hold will be implemented until the requirement is met.
D. Malpractice Insurance
- All students are provided with malpractice insurance through the UH College of Nursing.
E. Drug Screen
- All students will be required to provide a random negative urine drug screen via a school assigned outside testing agency. At the discretion of the faculty, all students may be required to comply with periodic random drug screening during enrollment in all nursing programs.
F. Annual Clinical Passport
- All students will be required to demonstrate basic clinical safety knowledge, including HIPAA training.
G. Immunizations as required.