skip to content

Requirements for Unconditional Admission

  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the US
  • Completion of a basic statistics course
  • Baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) in all prior graduate course work
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal and quantitative scores or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field, the graduate GPA will be used in making the admission decision. GRE or MAT scores are not required for students with a master's degree in another field.

Additional Requirements Prior to Enrollment in Clinical Nursing Courses

  • Proof of:
    1. Professional liability insurance purchased through a TWU student professional liability group policy
    2. Licensure to practice professional nursing in Texas
    3. Current required immunizations
    4. CPR for health care providers
  • Completion of the equivalent of one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse
  • Current unencumbered licensure in the state of residence
  • May be required to meet clinical agency requirements such as drug testing and criminal background screening


Semester for Admission Submit application and all transcripts to the Office of Admissions no later than
Fall May 1
Spring September 15
Summer February 1 (Houston Campus Only)

page updated 10/7/2015 11:02 AM

Academic / Administrative Complaints & Appeals

THECB 18 Doctoral Characteristics

TWU nursing student researching Ebola as part of NIH summer internship — 6/30/15

Michaela CortesTexas Woman’s University nursing student Michaela Cortes, a TWU Honors Scholar from Dallas, is researching the Ebola virus this summer as one of only five nursing students in the country selected for a research internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Full Story...

TWU honors nursing alumnae with Distinguished award — 3/27/15

Lillie BigginsTexas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Former Students Association (TWU FSA) will present the TWU Accolades Luncheon on Friday, April 17. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients include Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Full Story...

TWU College of Nursing celebrates 60 years — 10/9/14

The Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing is celebrating its 60th anniversary during the 2014-15 academic year with events in Houston, Dallas and Denton that highlight the college’s rich tradition of producing exceptional nurses. Full Story...

Read more news and events.