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Nursing Program

Elevating the standard of healthcare

A career in nursing is both challenging and rewarding. As a nurse, you are charged with caring for not just a person’s physical needs, but emotional needs as well. The nursing program at The University of Texas Permian Basin is science based, patient centered and care driven. Coursework will help students understand human behavior and help gain insight into the human spirit.

Let’s face it, the thought of being responsible for a human life is scary. At UT Permian Basin, nursing students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience with their instructors at their side inside the state-of-the-art SIM Lab. The BSN program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. 

What can I do with a nursing degree?

Earning a degree in nursing sets you up for a rewarding career with many options. Nurses are needed in virtually every area of healthcare services, monitoring patient progress, and educating patients and their families about a health condition or disease. As a nurse, you can work in a hospital and other facilities, such as private clinics, schools, nursing care centers, prisons, and military bases.

How to be admitted

Students are required special admittance into The University of Texas Permian Basin Nursing Program.

  • Students must be admitted to UT Permian Basin before they can apply for the Nursing Program.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Must have earned at least a B in each science prerequisite course.
  • All other required pre-nursing courses completed to satisfy the UT Permian Basin Core curriculum must be completed with a grade of at least C or better.
  • Satisfactory score on TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills, version 5 or higher)
    1. A minimum Reading score of 72% and Math score of 64% is required to be considered for admission.
    2. Test results must reach the Nursing Program office by the application deadline in order to be considered for admission.
    3. Official TEAS results must be received via email from the Testing Center.Photocopied TEAS results will not be accepted. The TEAS test must be taken within 2 years of submitting the application.
  • An official transcript from every other College or University the student has attended.
  • Face-to-face interview with the Nursing Program Student Selection Committee.
  • Criminal background checks are performed on all applicants offered admission to the UTPB Nursing Program. All students will be required to provide contact information to begin the criminal background check process at the time of the interview. Information about the process is available at the Texas Board of Nursing website.

    The BON cannot accept fingerprint cards or criminal background check results mailed by the applicant, or results that were completed for another facility, even if the previous check was completed through the DPS and the FBI. 

    A copy of the Blue Card that you receive from the Texas Board of Nursing after the background check is completed must be submitted to the Nursing Admissions Officer
  • Applicants must submit an immunization record with their Nursing application.