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Program Overview

In Texas, there is a drive to employ a more highly educated workforce. This requirement has increased the demand for LVN to BSN programs. At Sam Houston State University, we offer the education, skills and experience that to make you a more attractive employee.

If you are a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), and looking to enhance your nursing skills to provide more comprehensive patient care, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can prepare you to be among the essential, knowledgeable nurses hospitals need today.

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to SHSU’s LVN to BSN program requires:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) overall GPA and Prerequisite GPA (no grade less than a C in pre-nursing curriculum courses)
  • TEAS score must be ≥ 70. The TEAS exam may be taken every 30 days prior the application period to which you are applying. During the application period the TEAS exam can only be taken one time. Given multiple test scores for a nursing applicant the highest score will be the one used for the student’s application. Have an official copy of your TEAS score sent by ATI directly to the College of Health Sciences.

NOTE: On September 1, 2016, the TEAS V will be changing its name to the ATI TEAS exam. All other criteria will remain the same. TEAS V scores will be accepted until the Fall 2018 application.

  • Compliance with clinical readiness requirements (immunizations, CPR, liability and health insurance, physical exam, background check, and drug screen) 


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