Apply to the School of Nursing

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Yes, I'm ready to apply

Congratulations on making the decision to apply to the UTHealth School of Nursing. The application process is coordinated by the UTHealth Registrar’s Office who does the initial work of collecting your application, application fees, and other admission materials. Once your application is complete, the information will be forwarded to the School of Nursing for review and decision.

Before you apply, we encourage you to review the admissions requirements and application deadline information available on the academic department pages.

The Application Process

All application materials with the exception of your licenses and certifications should be sent to the UTHealth Registrar. License and certifications should be sent directly to the School of Nursing.

Shortly after completing the application, you will receive an email with access to MyUTH – an application portal that will provide up to date access on the documents received.

The application process and required materials are as follows:

  1. Submit the online application for admissions and $60.00 non-refundable application fee. The fee is payable via credit/debit card.

  2. Submit your official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended to the UTHealth Registrar. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed enveloped from the issuing institution. If you have previously attended the UTHealth School of Nursing, those transcripts will be retrieved on your behalf.  If you have international credentials, a course by course evaluation from an Educational Credential Evaluator must also be submitted.

  3. Send your official test scores. Please be sure to review the admissions requirements for your program to determine which, if any, tests are required.

  4. For graduate admissions, send three academic/professional references using the UTHealth School of Nursing form. The forms are available in the admissions forms box to the right.

Admissions FAQ

Q: Which HESI exam should I register for?

A: First-time test takers must take the A1 exam; repeaters take A2.

Q: Can I request a change of major after I'm admitted?

A: Request to change tracks are reviewed on a case by case basis by the track director. Students are encouraged to conduct a thorough review of the academic options before applying for admission.

Q: What is the time limit for test scores?

A: The time limits are as follows:

HESI - 2 years

MAT -  5 years

TOEFL -  2 years

Q: Can the GRE be waived for Nurse Anesthesia applicants?

A: No, All Nurse Anesthesia students are required to submit the GRE.

Q: Can I fax or email my nursing license or certification?

A: Yes, this information can be sent to or faxed to 713.500.2107.

If you can't find what you're looking for, or just have other questions, you can contact the Student Affairs office directly.