Newly Accepted Students

If you have received a letter from Sam Houston State University’s School of Nursing inviting you to join the next cohort, please note that your conditional acceptance is predicated upon the satisfactory completion of all nursing program prerequisites and clinical readiness requirements.

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View the Printer Friendly New BSN Student Checklist - Fall 2018 Cohort 16 

NEW BSN STUDENT CHECKLIST – SPRING 2019 COHORT 16 ONLY

(COHORT 17 - Refer to CHECKLIST that was emailed to you)

Congratulations, future Bearkat nurse! New BSN students will be required to complete and submit the following documents by specified due dates. Read each item on checklist carefully.  ALL email correspondence with the SHSU nursing program will be utilized through the student’s SHSU email account only.  All Cohort 16 students should have all prerequisite coursework completed by the end of Fall 2018.  If you will not, please notify the School of Nursing ASAP at nursing@shsu.edu.  

FAILURE TO COMPLETE STEPS BY STATED DUE DATE WILL CAUSE APPLICANT’S SEAT TO BE RE-ASSIGNED.

  • Email Acceptance of Invitation and Change of Major forms to nursing@shsu.edu.  
    • Due Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
  •  After the School of Nursing has received all Acceptance of Invitation and Change of Major forms, new students will be given access to Project Concert. Read introduction and instruction documents before accessing.
  • Attend mandatory Uniform Fitting at SHSU-The Woodlands Center on Friday, November 16, 2018 from   10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the 4th floor.  Please sign up for your fitting time here.  Failure to attend will cause applicant’s seat to be re-assigned. BRING SHSU STUDENT ID CARD. 
  • Make an appointment with a healthcare professional to complete a physical and obtain a signed Health Certificate Form. Upload form to Project Concert by Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
    • Latex Allergy - If a student has a latex allergy, prior to the first week of classes, the student must alert their faculty of record for each clinical course and the School of Nursing Clinical Coordinator, Christine Teel (cteel@shsu.edu).
    • SHSU Student Health Center in Huntsville can see current SHSU by appointments or walk-ins 
  • Obtain a current“Basic Life Support (BLS) for providers" card, certified by the American Heart Association*. A course can be scheduled here and this is an example of what the card should look like. Upload a copy of the AHA BLS card (front and back) to Project Concert by Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 
  • Student must have Health Insurance that is effective the first day of class. Upload a copy (front and back) of health insurance card to Project Concert by Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
    • If student's name is not on the insurance card, a verification of coverage must be obtained from the insurance company. 
    • Health insurance is available through the Student Health Center.If using this plan, the student must notify nursing@shsu.edu by Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM and proof of student health services insurance is extended to Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM. 
  • Complete New Student Information Form (use Google Chrome web browser when opening form) and upload to Project Concert by Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: White Coat Ceremony,Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Lone Star College-Montgomery 3200 College Park Drive, Building D The Woodlands, TX 77384 
  • Upload a copy of Driver’s License or State ID (front and back) to Project Concert 
    • Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 
  • The student will be notified via email when to register for electronic Fingerprinting* and Background Check. After fingerprinting is complete, upload a copy of the receipt to Project Concert. Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2018. 
  • Once the criminal background check is complete, the student will receive a Blue Post Card from the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON). Upload this post card (front & back) to Project Concert immediately upon receipt. Due Date: ASAP and/or prior to first day of class.
    • Note: Receiving a blue post card can take up to 90 days to complete, even with no issues. Do not delay in submitting the blue card. Without this card a student cannot attend clinical rotation.
  • Go to your healthcare provider OR to the SHSU Student Health Center (SHC) to receive TB Skin Test #1 by Monday, November 26, 2018. The SHC prefers appointments but welcomes walk-ins.  The SHSU SHC does not provide TB Skin Tests on Thursdays.  See immunization PDF for details.  BRING SHSU STUDENT ID CARD. (You can get your Student ID/Bearkat OneCard at SHSU-The Woodlands Center One Stop Center OR at the Estill Building, Suite 230 at SHSU-Huntsville.)   
  • Go to your healthcare provider OR to the SHSU SHC to receive TB Skin Test #2 by Monday, December 17, 2018.The SHC prefers appointments but welcomes walk-ins.  The SHSU SHC does not provide TB Skin Tests on Thursdays.  See immunization PDF for details.  BRING SHSU STUDENT ID CARD.  
    • Students who cannot receive their TB Skin Test #2 by this date will need to notify the School of Nursing at nursing@shsu.edu 
  • Upload records of both TB screenings to Project Concert by Due Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018. 
  • The student will be subject to a randomized Drug Screening* before the first day of classes. After drug screen is complete, that student will have 48 hours to pay for the drug screening and upload a copy of the receipt to Project Concert. Due Date: As soon as instructed. 
  • Register for J1 semester classes AFTER receiving an email from the School of Nursing with specific Course Registration Numbers (CRN). Due Date: As soon as instructed.
    • Note: Do NOT register for any nursing courses until instructed to do so. The nursing advisor will not be sending the CRN’s until after the November 26, 2018 due date. 
  • It is recommended to purchase & receive J1 Textbooks (list to be uploaded) before January 2, 2019. Students will also need a functional laptop throughout the entire nursing program. Students will not need to purchase the following items as they are provided for you: uniform/scrubs, shoes, watch, stethoscope, and all lab equipment. 
  • Complete School of Nursing Orientation Blackboard Modules. An email will be sent with timeline of modules at a later date. Recommended Timeline:  January 2 – January 14, 2019. 
  • (If applicable) Final Transcripts for all transfer college work (not previously received by SHSU) will need to be submitted to SHSU Undergraduate Admissions and emailed to prenursing@shsu.edu. Transcripts sent to Undergraduate Admissions will need to be official (electronic or sealed envelope) and transcripts sent to School of Nursing (SON) can be unofficial (PDF or screenshot attachment). These transcripts should include recently completed prerequisite grades for courses that were in-progress (Fall 2018 or Winter Mini-mester). 
    • Due Date: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
    • Note: SHSU School of Nursing will need to be made aware of any course(s) where grades will not be posted by the due date by emailing prenursing@shsu.edu with a screenshot of enrollment dates.  Please note that a student's conditional acceptance is predicated upon satisfactory completion of all nursing program prerequisites.  Students in Cohort 16 should have ALL pre-nursing prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of Spring 2019.  Please notify the School of Nursing at prenursing@shsu.edu if you will still have prerequisite course(s) in progress after Fall 2018 ASAP. 
  • Attend mandatory School of Nursing Orientation at The Woodlands Center Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  An email will be sent with specific times and an agenda at a later date. While we may not keep students the entire time, plan to be available for the orientation from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Failure to attend will cause applicant’s seat to be re-assigned.

Finger-Printing/Background Check, Drug Screening, & Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification expenses are student’s responsibility.

View the Printer Friendly New BSN Student Checklist - Fall 2018 Cohort 16

CLASSES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019

Be sure to watch SHSU email for additional details! Email nursing@shsu.edu with questions.


The Woodlands Center 

Mail: SHSU School of Nursing, 3380 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384
Physical: SHSU School of Nursing, 3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Conroe, TX 77384


Proof of Meningitis Vaccination

SHSU students will be required to submit proof of having received the Meningitis A vaccination before being able to register for the upcoming semester. Please note, if you have already submitted your Meningitis A form to the Student Health Center and have not been notified that your form was not accepted for incomplete data, you should be able to register for classes as soon as registration opens. Please visit www.shsu.edu/meningitis for more information.