Degree Program Overview

The Nursing program at Sam Houston State University is one of the most reputable and state-of-the-art nursing schools in Texas.

The BSN and LVN – BSN programs are offered face-to-face at the SHSU – The Woodlands Center campus on Highway 242 in The Woodlands.

The RN to BSN track is 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)
  • Accepted at SHSU
  • Complete the Nursing Application
  • Complete prerequisite courses
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 and a "C" or better in all prerequisite coursework
  • Acceptable score on the TEAS VI (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

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

Read the complete admissions criteria.

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, Spring
RN to BSN: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Nursing Application Deadlines

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