Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:

What courses do I need in order to apply?

Is there a GPA requirement?

Is there an application deadline?

Do I have to have all my courses completed before I apply?

Do I need an LVN license to apply to your program?

Do I have to have any testing before I apply?

What part of the HESI-A2 do I need to take?

Does Texas A&M University - Commerce offer the HESI-A2 exam?

Can I take the HESI-A2 exam at any testing center or do I have to take it at Texas A&M University - Commerce?

How recent must my HESI-A2 scores be at the time of application?

Do you score with a weighting system?

Do I need to have all my immunizations done before I apply for the nursing program?

Do I need to get the background check done before I apply for the nursing program?

Are SCIT courses accepted?

Answers:

What courses do I need in order to apply? A complete list is available here.

Is there a GPA requirement? Yes, there is an overall GPA requirement of 2.5.  Nursing support courses (Human Development [PSY 322 or 2314], General Chemistry [CHEM 1305], Microbiology [BSC 254], Essentials of Statistics [Math 453 or PSY 302], and Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II [BSC 2401 and 2402] require a "C" or better with a 3.0 GPA minimum.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Is there an application deadline? Yes, for the Fall 2017 admission, applications need to be turned in by May 22nd, 2017.

Do I have to have all my courses completed before I apply? All nursing support courses must be complete at time of application.  Other prerequisite courses may be completed following application, but must be complete before starting nursing courses.

Do I need an LVN license to apply to your program? No, the LVN license is not required to apply; however, a background in nursing or any health care profession could be beneficial to your success.

Do I have to have any testing before I apply? Yes, you are required to have the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (A2) completed when you apply.

What part of the HESI-A2 do I need to take? The components are: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, and Grammar.

Does Texas A&M University - Commerce offer the HESI-A2 exam? Yes, please contact the Student Assessment Office at 903-886-5122 to make an appointment for testing information.

Can I take the HESI-A2 exam at any testing center or do I have to take it at Texas A&M University - Commerce? You can take the HESI-A2 at any official testing center offering the HESI-A2 exam. You will need to make sure that you take all the components required by Texas A&M University - Commerce and have the testing center send the results directly to the Nursing Department at Texas A&M University - Commerce.

How recent must my HESI-A2 scores be at the time of application? The HESI-A2 must have been taken within the last two years.

Do you score with a weighting system? Yes.

Do I need to have all my immunizations done before I apply for the nursing program? No, you do not have to have all your immunizations done before you apply, but you will need them done and verified once you have been accepted to the program and begin clinicals.

Do I need to get the background check done before I apply for the nursing program? No. This will be done after you have been accepted to the program.

Are SCIT courses accepted?  No. SCIT courses are not accepted by the Nursing Department