Graduate: Admissions Requirements

PHSSN is a consortium of Hardin Simmons University and McMurry University. Acceptance into the graduate program at either Hardin-Simmons University or McMurry University is required.

PHSSN admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a regionally accredited school or university whose nursing program is NLN or CCNE accredited.

  • A minimum of one year of clinical nursing practice.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA must be a minimum of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Undergraduate nursing coursework must be a minimum of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Provisional admission to graduate study in nursing requires the Graduate Record Exam, meeting one of the two GPA academic standards listed above, and obtaining departmental endorsement. Students granted provisional admission must maintain a 3.00 GPA during their first nine hours of graduate study. The applicant is encouraged to submit the application and all supporting documents by June 1st to receive full consideration for admission to the fall semester.