University of St. Thomas Houston ABSN Requirements

Our 12-month ABSN program in Houston allows you to earn a second bachelor’s degree in nursing on an accelerated timeline, even if you have no prior healthcare experience. In order to do so, you must first meet certain academic requirements.

In addition to holding a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, to be eligible to enroll in ABSN@UST, you must:

  • Complete the prerequisites for the program prior to enrollment.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (including a 3.0 GPA for all prerequisite science courses).
  • Earn a score of 80 or higher on the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment exam (required 80% in each of the following sections: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, and A&P)

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If you meet the above academic requirements and believe you have what it takes to succeed in our full-time accelerated nursing program, we strongly suggest reaching out to one of our dedicated admissions counselors as soon as you can. He or she can help you navigate the accelerated nursing school application process.

For more information about our ABSN requirements, please contact an admissions counselor.

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