Application for Admission

Applicants to the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing will use the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). NursingCAS will verify your application for accuracy, calculate your GPA, and send your materials to PHSSN.

Once you create an account with NursingCAS, you can access your application frequently in order to complete the required portion of the application. Specific instructions are available within each section of the application. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQ's) if you have specific questions about entering your information into the application.

After you have created and completed your application, you can e-submit it to NursingCAS for processing. PHSSN will have real-time access to your application once you e-submit.

NursingCAS requires a $45 application fee due at the time you submit your application. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 28, 2014 for Fall 2014 admission.

Application Instructions



HESI Admission Assessment Registration

Once you have submitted your application, please register to take the HESI Admission Assessment. We require the HESI A2 test including the critical thinking section. You will receive a confirmation email in the next 24 hours or the next business day. The last day to sign up for the HESI examination is Friday February 21, 2014.

Please allow up to 5 hours for taking the exam

The fee for the exam is $80 and is due by exam test date.

Please bring or mail a check payable to:

2149 Hickory Street
Abilene, Texas 79601

Preferred assessment testing date:*

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

All applications for Fall 2014 consideration will be open for submission on Monday, October 15, 2013 and are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 28, 2014. The HESI Admission Assessment will be available Friday, March 28, 2014 and Friday, March 21, 2014.