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.

UST ABSN student standing outside crossing their arms

In addition to holding a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, to be eligible to start the in ABSN program at the University of St. Thomas, each student must:

  • Complete, or develop a plan with an Admissions Advisor to 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). If a 3.0 has not been earned, connect with an Admissions Advisor to discuss options.
  • Earn passing score(s) on either the HESI or the TEAS entrance exam.
    • HESI: Passing Score of 80% overall and 80% on the following sections: (1) Math, (2) Grammar, (3) Anatomy & Physiology, (4) Reading Comprehension and (5) Vocabulary and General Knowledge.
    • TEAS: Passing Score of 78% on all sections of the TEAS.

Talk To An Advisor

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 Advisors 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 Advisor.

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