Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers unique opportunities for students who are not registered nurses to receive the latest state-of-the-art nursing education. The combination of classroom and hands-on learning using patient simulators and hospital settings provides students the ability to learn skills using the most current technology. While benefiting from the expertise of outstanding faculty and the opportunity to work with other health care professionals, students receive an education that prepares them to be nursing leaders.
Upon completion of prerequisite courses, the BSN degree plan can be completed in four consecutive semesters.
Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867.
- All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA, grades earned in science courses, and failed/repeated courses) are important factors in admission consideration, additional non-academic information is also important.
- Applications not meeting the minimum admission requirements will not be reviewed.
- For more information about required TEAS scores, click here.
- In compliance with TTUHSC policy, all applicants who have received offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check before being allowed to matriculate. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See the “Criminal Background Checks” section of the SON Student Handbook for the SON policy. The Health Sciences Center policy may be found at HSC OP 10.20. No student will be allowed to matriculate into the program without completing and receiving clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing with either a BON Blue Card or a Declaratory Order with No Stipulations. The cost for a criminal background check(s) is the responsibility of the student.
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, must be meet at time of application, and maintained once all required nursing courses have been completed.
- All grades earned at all schools attended are calculated in the admission GPA.
- All non-nursing prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- Preference will be given to applicants without repeated and/or dropped courses.
- At the time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours of the required 60 hours of non-nursing prerequisite courses.
- At least 4 of the 5 science courses must be completed prior to application submission [Chemistry with lab (4 hours), Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hours), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hours), Microbiology with lab (4 hours), and Pathophysiology (3 hours)].
- Pathophysiology must be one of the four science courses completed prior to application submission.
- A minimum Science prerequisite GPA of 2.75 must be met at time of application, and maintained once all nursing prerequisite courses have been completed.
- If the remaining 12 credit hours (out of the 60 credit hours) of the prerequisite non-nursing course have not been completed at the time of application, verification of enrollment to support completion of all required courses will be submitted with application.
- If applicant has previously been enrolled in another RN nursing program (including within the TTUHSC system), a letter of academic good standing, signed the previous nursing program director, must be submitted at the time of application.
- Completion of Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a minimal level of “Proficient”
is required in all of the following content areas:
- Reading, Math, Science, and English and language usage.
- Preference will be given to applicants whose TEAS scores are at the “Exemplary” level.
- Students applying for admission can take the TEAS no more than two (2) times per year (both attempts must occur within the one year period prior to application submission deadline).
- If two sets of scores are submitted, the scores will be averaged. Averaged scores must meet “Proficient” levels in each content area.
- Prior enrollment at TTU.
- Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area.
- First generation college student.
- Volunteer enrichment/Community Activities.
- Current healthcare work experience.
- Military service and/or training.
- Based upon fulfillment of all application eligibility requirements as outlined in the School of Nursing Catalog and posted on the BSN website, a determination will be made on an offer of an interview.
- Performance in a face to face interview upon invitation.
The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas for Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exams are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants.
· Completion of the TEAS with a minimal level of “Proficient” is required in each content area.
· The TEAS can be taken no more than two (2) times per year (both attempts must occur within the one year period prior to application submission deadline.
· If two sets of scores are submitted, the scores will be averaged. Averaged scores must meet “Proficient” levels in each content area.
For information on testing locations and availability to schedule an exam, you may do one of the following:
- Visit the ATI website at atitesting.com
- Contact ATI at (800) 667-7531
- Perform an internet search for TEAS testing sites
Applicants in the Lubbock area may contact the TTU Academic Testing Center to schedule an exam time: (806) 742-3671.
- The Testing Center is located in West Hall on the Lubbock campus.
Creating an ATI account:
- All individuals preparing to take the TEAS must first create an ATI account. To do so, visit atitesting.com, click on “Create an Account”, and follow the screen prompts.
- When creating your account and searching for your institution, it will be listed as: TX Tech U Traditional
- You will only need to create an account once and you will use the same account throughout your nursing program.
- You will need your ATI username and password (if you are taking the online test) or your ATI paper/pencil ID (if you are taking the paper/pencil test). Please take this information with you to the testing location when you go to take the TEAS.
- For more information about required TEAS scores, Click Here
It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete. If the application is not complete and submitted, your application will not be reviewed. Read here about how a criminal history could affect occupational licensing.
|Admission Term||Campus||Application Open||Application Deadline|
|Spring||Abilene, Lubbock, Odessa||June 1||August 31|
|Summer||Abilene, Lubbock||November 15||January 15|
|Fall||Abilene, Lubbock, Odessa||December 1||February 1|
- Offers will go to primary and/or secondary campus choices.
- Please note that there are limited available slots at all campus locations.
- We have campuses in: Lubbock, Abilene, Permian Basin
- Please note: Application fees are non-refundable and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the correct program and campus is selected.
- Once you have submitted your application, official transcripts must be submitted by ALL colleges or universities attended. You may only request official transcripts – you may not submit an official transcript yourself.
- Transcripts may be mailed by the college or university to this address:
TTUHSC School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs – Transcripts
3601 4th St. STOP 6264
Lubbock, TX 79430-6264
Upon admission to the School of Nursing all applicants interested in applying for financial aid (student loans, grants, and scholarships) must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The School of Nursing requires a FAFSA application to be on file in order to be considered eligible for scholarships offered by the school.