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  • Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

    Sam Houston State University School of Nursing offers nursing programs from pre-nursing to the BSN, LVN to BSN and RN to BSN degree levels. Their students also have the unique opportunity to participate in study abroad programs.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 95
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Huntsville, Texas
    • Programs BSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Other
    • Website URL Visit Website

    Sam Houston State University (SHSU), a public institution, was founded in 1879.

    Academic Programs


    Pre-Nursing

    Nursing programs within the state of Texas make it a requirement to complete prerequisite courses before being able to be admitted to a nursing program. The pre-nursing program at SHSU consists of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, algebra, statistics, nutrition, and psychology plus Texas Core.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Admission Criteria for the School of Nursing (not all inclusive)

    • GPA ≥ 3.0 math and science nursing prerequisites
    • Sciences courses (BIOL & CHEM) must be five years fresh
    • ≥ 3.0 GPA in all pre-nursing pre requisites
    • No grade less than ‘C’ will be accepted for any nursing prerequisite course
    • ATI TEAS Overall Score must be ≥ 70
    • On September 1, 2016, the TEAS V changed its name to the ATI TEAS exam/TEAS V scores will be accepted until the Fall 2018 application
    • Students are conditionally accepted pending compliance with clinical readiness requirements (immunizations, CPR, and health insurance, physical exam, background check, and drug screen)

    Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - LVN to BSN

    The LVN to BSN program at SHSU is only available on campus in Huntsville and The Woodlands.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Cumulative GPA 3.0 overall GPA and Prerequisite GPA (no grade less than a C in pre-nursing curriculum courses)
    • TEAS score must be ≥ 70
    • Compliance with clinical readiness requirements (immunizations, CPR, liability and health insurance, physical exam, background check, and drug screen) 

    Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN to BSN

    The RN to BSN online track at Sam Houston State University is for RNs who currently hold an RN degree. Courses are 100% online to accommodate working nurses with busy schedules. There are options for full and part-time.

    Admissions Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Unencumbered Texas RN License
    • Cumulative GPA 2.5 overall GPA and Prerequisite GPA
    • Compliance with clinical readiness requirements (immunizations, CPR, liability and health insurance, physical exam, background check, and drug screen) 

    Study Abroad

    Sam Houston State University offers students unique opportunities to study abroad.

    Rankings

    Best Value Schools ranked SHSU as Top 15 Best Value Online Schools for 2017.

    Affordablecollegesonline ranked SHSU in the top 10 "Best Online Colleges in Texas".

    US News & World Report, for the third consecutive year, ranked SHSU's online programs in the top 20%.

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate program.

    Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

    The Texas Board of Nursing approved the SHSU Nursing program.

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