Frequently Asked Questions
The early decision application deadline is the end of February, and the final admissions deadline is a month or two following that date. For the exact dates each year, please refer to the admissions page.
The UMHB Graduate School does not require the GRE for entrance into the MSN program.
No. Your Graduate School application and fee will be processed by the Graduate Admissions Office, and once all application requirements are complete, the information will be forwarded to the MSN Program Director. After you are notified by the Graduate Admissions Office that your application is complete, the MSN Program Director will contact you to come for an on-campus interview.
Yes, there must be evidence that you are currently licensed to practice in Texas.
You must obtain a Texas license before beginning clinical courses. Contact the Texas Board of Nursing at www.bon.state.tx.us for information.
The program is set to begin a new cohort of students every fall semester. View the course sequence to review the program by semester.
Yes, our program is designed for people who work. A portion of each class is online, and classroom meetings are scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday.
All faculty hold the terminal degree (doctorate) and have experience in the areas taught.
The graduate nursing program is structured so that one-third of each course is conducted in the classroom and two-thirds is off campus. The classroom portion of each course is scheduled to occur Friday afternoon or Saturday, and several courses are clustered to allow the student to plan campus time one weekend each month. For didactic courses, two-thirds of the course will be online. For clinical courses, one-third is online, one-third is in a clinical setting, and one-third is in the classroom.
Yes, clinical agencies require background checks before students can use the site for clinical. Information regarding the vendor used will be provided for students.
Health records will be needed before enrolling in clinical courses. You will need to submit evidence of a negative TB skin test within two months before admission to clinical courses and annually after that. If you have a positive TB skin test, you will need to submit a chest x-ray report. You will also need to provide certification of immunizations and vaccinations for diphtheria-tetanus, measles (rubeola), mumps, varicella (no history of chickenpox or titer does not indicate immunity), and the hepatitis B series (3 injections). A Health Care Provider CPR/AED course completion card is required and must be on file before beginning clinical courses.
Page last updated July 24, 2018