University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Nursing School Review

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is located in Belton, Texas, which is about 60 miles north of Austin, and is home to almost 3,000 students. The Scott and White College of Nursing is based on Christian principles and includes a combination of in-class lectures and clinical practicum at a variety of locations in the community. The Scott and White College of Nursing offers a variety of nursing programs, from a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to a Registered Nurse (RN) licensure program and a BSN track for Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) educated nurses.

Roughly 25% of the students are individuals who already have a degree and have made a career change into nursing. Individuals who graduate from the programs, can apply to write the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. The nursing programs at the Scott and White College or Nursing, are verified by the Texas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is the accreditation body for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination, individuals can go on to work as Registered Nurses in a variety of healthcare organizations.

Applications for Spring 2012 admissions must be submitted by October 1. The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) track students must submit an application by November 1 for the Spring semester.

In order to apply to the College of Nursing, students must first apply to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and indicate that he or she is interested in majoring in nursing. In order to complete a College of Nursing application, an individual must complete a specific number of nursing prerequisite credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and hold a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Undergraduate Programs

The College of Nursing offers an RN-BSN Program that can be completed in two semesters with the majority of the courses being taught online, so that RNs can continue to work in their profession in their hometown. Clinical experiences can also occur in the student’s hometown. Individuals must apply to the program through the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as well as to the College of Nursing. Individuals must have completed prerequisite courses such as English, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Developmental Psychology with a minimum “C” grade. Individuals must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.00. Upon application, students are mandated by the College of Nursing to submit to a full physical examination. All applicants to the nursing programs at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor must submit to a drug screening,

The College of Nursing also offers an advanced placement option for Registered Nurses. Registered Nurses who already hold an Associate Degree in Nursing from a Texas university, who will be admitted into the College of Nursing based on GPA, prerequisite non-nursing courses and an escrow method. If an RN was educated outside of the state of Texas, the individual will be assessed based on whether their program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street,
Belton, TX
76513, United States
(254) 295-8642