Admission Requirements

The ETBU Professional Nursing program is an upper-division program that enrolls students each fall semester. Enrollment begins January 1st and ends March 1st each year. Applications must be received in the Department of Nursing prior to January 11th to be considered for acceptance into the program beginning in the following fall semester. Student cohorts are formed based on current university guidelines for class size, available resources, and at the discretion of the university. Applicants are considered for acceptance into the program once all admission requirements have been completed. Conditional acceptance may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Dean.

Letters notifying successful applicants of their acceptance into the fall nursing class will be emailed no later than May 1st, with a hard copy following in the mail. It is important to note that within 2 weeks of being notified of acceptance, applicants must indicate, in writing, their acceptance into the next nursing class in order to secure their place. Letters also will be emailed to applicants who are not offered a seat in the upcoming program within this same time frame.


Admission Requirements:

  • Accepted or already enrolled as a student at ETBU

  • Completed application packet, including all forms and other documentation required, must be received by the Department of Nursing no later than December 12, 2015 in order to be considered for acceptance into the fall class:

1. Application form

2. 2 x 2 inch photo (headshot)

3. Recommendation forms (2); one personal and one from a former high school or college teacher

4. ETBU health information form (Note: A copy of the ETBU health information form on file in Student Services may be provided in lieu of completing the form a second time.)

5. Immunization Record showing completed requirements, including statements regarding vaccinations that are “in progress” such as the Hepatitis B series.

6. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) Healthcare Provider 2-year certification (This course will be provided on campus at the beginning of fall semester.)

7. Criminal background check consent and compliance agreement

8. Declaratory order disclosure statement

· Satisfactory score(s) on the standardized preadmission assessment exam (TEAS); the overall score must be 68.3 or higher and the reading score must be 76.1 or higher. NOTE: The TEAS testing limit is 2 testing attempts at least 3 months apart (maximum of 2 testing attempts).

· Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in all coursework.

· Grades of C or higher PSYC 2314 , MATH 1342, ENGL 1301-1302, CHEM 1305 and CHEM 1105.

· Of the following courses, only (1) grade of C is accepted; the other four course grades must be either A or
B. BIOL/NURS 1421, 1422, 2421, 2330, and NURS 3311

· Completed criminal background check and cleared by the Texas Board of Nursing as eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam