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Requirements for Unconditional Admission

  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the US
  • Completion of a basic statistics course
  • Baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) in all prior graduate course work
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal and quantitative scores or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field, the graduate GPA will be used in making the admission decision. GRE or MAT scores are not required for students with a master's degree in another field.

Additional Requirements Prior to Enrollment in Clinical Nursing Courses

  • Proof of:
    1. Professional liability insurance purchased through a TWU student professional liability group policy
    2. Licensure to practice professional nursing in Texas
    3. Current required immunizations
    4. CPR for health care providers
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of residence
  • May be required to meet clinical agency requirements such as drug testing and criminal background screening


Semester for Admission Submit application and all transcripts to the Office of Admissions no later than
Fall May 1
Spring September 15
Summer February 1 (Houston Campus Only)

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