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PHSSN educates nurses for lives of Christian service and leadership to meet the ever changing health care needs of a global society.


Acceptance into the graduate program at either Hardin-Simmons University or McMurry University is required. Click on the following link for a copy of the McMurry Graduate Handbook.

Full admission to graduate study in nursing requires meeting each of the three academic standards as listed below and receiving the endorsement of the program director. All students must complete the PHSSN Application for Admission.

Application Requirements

  • Application Instructions

  • Click to download the PHSSN Health Form.
  • Entrance test score: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 290 minimum verbal and quantitative as well as a 3.0 on writing. All students are required to take the GRE.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework in nursing.
  • Proof of ACLS Provider Certification (FNP option only).
  • Completed PHSSN Health Form.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of RN licensure in the State of Texas.
  • Copy of transcript from university of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Admission to the MSN program does not guarantee admission to the FNP program.

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 1 to receive full consideration for admission to the fall graduate course work.

Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing 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.

Students at PHSSN are invited to join the Student Nurses Association, a chapter of the Texas Student Nurses Association. SNA provides professional development and leadership opportunities for students as they pursue their nursing education and prepare for initial licensure as registered nurses.