School of Nursing and Allied Health
Wholeness for the individual, the family and the community
Are you called to be a healer?
Healthcare affects everyone. We’re in this together. Houston Baptist University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health trains the nurses and health care professionals who care for the well-being of people in our communities.
True health is more than just avoiding or treating sickness. It’s about promoting the wholeness of the person and the community. Our Nursing and Kinesiology students understand this. They bring enthusiasm, care and diligence to this rigorous challenge. Nursing and Kinesiology together account for about a third of the University’s enrollment.
But it’s not just the wholeness of the patient that matters; the wholeness of our students is of utmost importance to us. Our faculty get to know our students by name and help them grown in:
- The curriculum is integrated with general studies for a total University experience.
- Our students gain hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience in top-level hospitals, in our on-campus simulation lab, and through the Bradshaw Fitness Center.
- Our students are organized into cohorts that form strong bonds as they take classes together and mentor each other through the Nursing Student Association.
- Prayer and Bible studies are available for students who wish to participate.
The dedication of our faculty to help our students grow in mind, body and spirit are guided by the following core values, represented by the acronym:
Wisdom, meaning the intelligent mix of knowledge, experience and critical thinking
Ethics,meaning to demonstrate integrity, reliability and a sincere good intent
Compassion, meaning to demonstrate empathy for others
Accountability, meaning to be answerable for one’s own actions and sometimes for others
Respect, meaning to honor and hold in high regard the individual talents, dedications and worth of others and the system of which we are a part
Excellence, meaning to strive to be the most competent and the finest in everything we do as we continue to improve to meet the needs of those we serve
There is a great need for nurses and allied health providers in our country today. You can help meet that need and find a fulfilling career by applying today. Read about the degree program that interests you below. We would love for you to join us!
As of January 1, 2013, the School of Nursing and Allied Health has discontinued its Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to focus on preparing the highest quality of Registered Nurse clinicians and leaders in the BSN program, which has seen a steady increase in enrollment in recent years. The goal of the school has been, and will continue to be, to make a positive impact on the growing and ever-changing healthcare industry and the major hospital systems serving the Houston community.
The mission of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is to prepare undergraduate nurses and allied health professionals to be leaders and members of interdisciplinary teams that provide care in a variety of settings and roles in a diverse and global community.
What we believe
HBU is a Christian university, and the School of Nursing & Allied Health educates students to show the same care, compassion and global impact shown by Jesus. The Department of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology use a holistic approach, which focuses on the mind, the body, the spirit, and relationships throughout the curriculum.
How you will benefit
As students in the School of Nursing & Allied Health, you will receive a comprehensive education which blends the arts and sciences to help you perform in a global society. Because of HBU’s reputation, as nursing or kinesiology graduates, you can market your skills in a city filled with opportunity, or take your education anywhere you choose.
- Sigma Theta Tau – The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Sigma Theta Tau International’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
- Nursing Student Association – Houston Baptist University is proud to have a local chapter for the National Nursing Student Association. The HBU chapter of the Nursing Student Association aligns itself with the University’s Ten Pillars Vision. We seek to increase our cultural impact and establish a society of learning through health education and community outreach to achieve a more global focus. We seek to enhance students’ lives through meaningful interaction among themselves and other healthcare professionals. The Nursing Student Organization at the School of Nursing & Allied Health is located in the Cullen Science Building, room S119.
The Baccalaureate Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Information is subject to change based on decisions by faculty, the Dean, Provost, Academic Affairs Committee and other entities.