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  • Undergraduate Application Instructions

    Prior to Application Deadline:

    • All Math and Science courses must be completed prior to the application deadline.
    • Complete at least 51 of the required 60 semester course hours of prerequisite courses at the time of application. For a list of required courses, click here. The remaining 9 semester credit hours in the areas of art, social science, and humanities can be completed after deadline and prior to the first day of orientation (example: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, History).
    • Submit an online application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs by 10:59pm on the day of the application deadline
    • The School of Nursing requires a $45 application fee that must be paid in addition to the NursingCAS application fee. The fee is paid via PayPal, which accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. The link to pay this fee is found in the Questions tab of the NursingCAS ¬†application.
    • Essay Questions (Complete via the NursingCAS application)
    • Takes the TEAs (For information regarding the TEAs exam content and registration, click here.) TEAS Version 6.0 Exam must be taken prior to the application deadline and may only be taken once per application cycle.
    • Submit official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended to NursingCAS by the application deadline. International transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential service.

      Please submit all official transcripts to:
      NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471

    • All official credit by examination score reports must be received by the UT Health San Antonio by the application deadline. The UT Health San Antonio school code is 6908.
    • Official copy of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if international applicant. TOEFL scores can be no more than two (2) years old. A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper examination; minimum 250 on the computer-based examination; or, minimum 68 on the internet based examination. The UT Health San Antonio school code is 6908.

    Following Application Deadline:

    • Check your Email!
    • Continue to complete required prerequisite courses if applicable
    • Begin Hepatitis B Series

    Following Nursing Program Conditional Acceptance

    • Pay the $500.00 Pre-Matriculation Seat Deposit
    • If the admitted student begins the program, $250 will be refunded to the student. The additional $250 is a School of Nursing processing fee and is non-refundable. If the admitted student does not begin the nursing program, the full $500 is non-refundable.
    • **Please note that all below listed items must be completed at least one month prior to orientation**
    • Clear Background Check (instructions will be emailed to you)
    • Complete Required Immunizations
    • Current Health Insurance Coverage.
    • Complete the Required Computer Selection Form (The form will be emailed to incoming students.)
    • Complete Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course through the American Heart Association.
    • Complete required prerequisites (if applicable)
    • Send final official transcripts, which list successful (grade C or higher) completion of all required prerequisites from accredited institution(s)
    • Official Transcript listing completion of non-nursing baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Accelerated BSN Applicants Only)
    • Complete Americans with Disabilities Request for Accommodations form (if applicable)
    • Complete HIPAA, BSAT, and Student Web Orientation Trainings via Internet (training information will be emailed to you)

    New students will not be allowed to register for courses until all above listed requirements are completed.

  • Graduate Application Instructions

    Prior to Application Deadline:

    • Submit an online application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs by 10:59pm on the day of the application deadline.
    • The School of Nursing requires a $45 application fee that must be paid in addition to the NursingCAS application fee. The fee is paid via PayPal, which accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. The link to pay this fee is found in the Questions tab of the NursingCAS ¬†application.
    • Submit official transcripts for each college/university attended to NursingCAS by the application deadline. If you attended a non-U.S. college/university, please refer to international applicant instructions by clicking here.

      Please submit all official transcripts to:
      NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471

    • Three Professional References (Complete via the NursingCAS application)
    • Writing Sample (The Office of Admissions & Student Services will contact students being considered for admission regarding this after the deadline.)
    • Interview: If student meets minimum GPA requirement and all credentials are submitted by the application deadline, the Office of Admissions will facilitate an interview with graduate faculty.
    • PhD Only: Submit official copy of standardized test score (MAT or GRE)

    Following Nursing Program Conditional Acceptance

    • Pay the $500.00 Pre-Matriculation Seat Deposit
    • If the admitted student begins the program, $250 will be refunded to the student. The additional $250 is a School of Nursing processing fee and is non-refundable. If the admitted student does not begin the nursing program, the full $500 is non-refundable
    • **Please note that all below listed items must be completed at least one month prior to orientation**
    • Clear Background Check (instructions will be emailed to you)
    • Complete Required Immunizations
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification through the American Heart Association. Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner majors will need to possess Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification through the American Heart Association.
    • Provide copy of Texas RN license
    • Current Health Insurance Coverage.
    • Complete Americans with Disabilities Request for Accommodations form (if applicable)
    • Complete HIPAA, BSAT, and Student Web Orientation Trainings via Internet (training information will be emailed to you)

Residency Questionnaire

Applicants are required to upload the Residency Questionnaire with the NursingCAS application when applying. To access the Residency Questionnaire, please click here.

Immunizations

Students must complete all required immunizations prior to enrolling in a nursing program. This policy is in accordance with Texas administrative code and university policy, which requires all nursing students to complete immunizations prior to contact with patients or with biological fluids/tissue. Students in all nursing programs have patient contact early in the program and must have completed all immunizations prior to enrolling in nursing courses since students will not be allowed to attend clinical rotations without having been immunized.

To see a complete list of all required immunizations, click here. Please note, your immunization record MUST be completed by your physician or health care provider and returned 30 days prior to orientation. You will NOT be allowed to enroll in courses until your immunization record has been received and all immunizations verified.

Background Checks

Undergraduate:

All applicants offered admission to a program in the School of Nursing are required to undergo a background check. If you are offered admission, instructions regarding how to complete your background check will be included in your offer letter. Generally, background checks should be started immediately once the student receives the instructions from the Office of Admissions. The student must be cleared by the deadline indicated on the admission offer.

If results of the background check are deemed favorable, the offer of admission will be considered final if all other admission requirements have been fulfilled. However, if results are not favorable the offer of admission will be rescinded.

The Texas Board of Nursing (TBoN) has legally granted power to deny permission for a candidate to take the NCLEX-RN examination if it is deemed the individual has not demonstrated "good professional character." The Board may refuse to:

  • approve persons to take the licensure examination
  • issue or renew a license or certificate of registration to any individual who has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or engaged in conduct resulting in revocation of probation imposed pursuant to such conviction
  • At the time when the School of Nursing offers admission to the candidate, the School of Nursing submits a roster of those candidates being offered admission to TBON.

    TBON will issue a "FAST PASS" originator number to be provided by each candidate to L1 Identity Solutions informing them that TBON is requesting the CBC report be sent to TBON. Each candidate is responsible for making an appointment with L1 Identity Solutions using the originator number provided to have the fingerprint check completed. Candidates are also required to pay the cost of the background check and finger print scanning.

    Once L1 Identity Solutions has completed the background check, they will submit the results to TBON. If the fingerprint scan is rejected for some reason, TBON will notify the candidate to request a repeat scan be completed. Otherwise, reports will be submitted to TBON in approximately 7 to 10 days. TBON will then notify the candidate of the results. Candidates with a clear check will receive a blue card indicating the finding. It is very important for applicants to keep the blue card for their records and fax or email a copy of the blue card (both sides) to the Office of Admissions & Student Services.

    Once the card has been received, the CBC registration hold will be removed by the Office of the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services. You will be eligible to register for classes as long as all other required materials have also been received by the Office of Admissions & Student Services.

    Candidates with a positive background check will also be notified by TBON and asked to submit a petition for a "Declaratory Order." The petition will be reviewed by TBON. Until the positive background check is cleared by TBON, the candidate will not be allowed to register for courses.

    Graduate:

    The SoN Office of Admission and Student Services will designate an approved company to conduct the background checks for graduate students who are already licensed as an RN. Results from a company other than those designated will not be accepted. Students and applicants must contact this designated company and comply with its instructions in authorizing and obtaining a back-ground check. Applicants are responsible for payment of any fees charged by the certified criminal background check.

    Foreign Coursework

    Undergraduate:

    Any foreign coursework from domestic or international applicants must be assessed using the instructions on the Foreign Coursework Instructions.