Degree Program Overview

The Nursing Program at Sam Houston State University is on its way to becoming one of the most reputable and state-of-the-art programs in Texas.

The BSN offers you the chance to get in on the ground floor, with small classes and personal attention from professors excited about building a top-notch nursing program.

The program is also available in RN to BSN and LVN to BSN tracks. The RN to BSN program courses are hybrid classes with 100% online to accommodate a working nurse’s schedule.

Click on the buttons below to view the course curriculum of each track:

Special Admission Requirements

  • Completion of prerequisites (59 hrs)
  • Complete the Nursing Application Here
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 and a "C" or better in all prerequisite coursework
  • Acceptable score on the TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

In addition to the application requirements above, nursing students will be required to comply with immunization standards, be CPR certified, have liability and healthcare insurance, complete a background screening, and take drug tests.

Students may be considered pre-nursing until completion of their prerequisites.

Careers in Nursing

  • Staff Nursing
  • Clinical Nursing
  • Rural Nursing
  • Home Health
  • Management/Administration
  • Policy Development
  • Research
  • Health Education
  • Teaching

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Length 121 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Nursing Application Deadlines

Visit the School of Nursing website for current application deadlines and admissions information.