The Pacesetter BSN is a competitive admissions program, the following are the minimum requirements for a students to be considered. Admissions is not guaranteed to any student.
All application materials must be sent to
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PO Box 20036
Houston, Texas 77225-0036
In order to more clearly reflect the UT School of Nursing's diversity within its educational environment, the School’s admission policy makes explicit the multiplicity of factors taken into consideration in the admissions process. These admission factors are not assigned a specific weight or point value. The School of Nursing considers the totality of each application and gives consideration to the following factors:(CLICK HERE)
The School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Council makes the final selection. Applicants will be evaluated on overall academic performance, performance in prerequisites and sciences courses, and HESI A2 Entrance Exam. Notifications are expected to be delivered on or around the following dates:
Summer and Fall Admission: April 15
Spring Admission: November 15
Acceptance to the UTHealth School of Nursing is contingent upon successful completion of outstanding prerequisites (if any), immunization screening, immigration status clearance, Health Care Provider Basic Life Support CPR certification, clearance of the mandatory drug screening test and mandatory criminal background check. All applicants are encouraged to review the policies in advance at https://nursing.uth.edu/acaddept/academicaffairs/documents/schoolpolicies/s1270.pdf
Nurses must be able to demonstrate cognitive skills in critical thinking and logical/analytical thinking. Nurses must also have psychomotor skills, including fine motor dexterity, physical strength, coordination, and proper body mechanics. Observational skills are also required, such as the ability to hear within the normal decibel range, the ability to read English in regular to extra-fine print, and the ability to palpate/auscultate.