School of Nursing and Allied Health

Wholeness for the individual, the family, and the community.

Are you called to be a healer?

Health care affects everyone. We’re in this together. Houston Baptist University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health trains the nurses and health care professionals that care for the well-being of 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, our on-campus simulation lab, and the Bradshaw Fitness Center.


  • Our students are organized into cohorts that form strong emotional 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.
Ethicsmeaning 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 for 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 the last four 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.

Features of the School of Nursing & Allied Health

  • Why HBU’s School of Nursing & Allied Health

    HBU’s School of Nursing & Allied Health offers small, personal classes with experienced professors in the Department of Undergraduate Nursing and outstanding faculty in the Department of Kinesiology that facilitate the learning experience.

  • What to expect

    Whether you chose the nursing program or the kinesiology program, expect to be challenged, learn more, and be guided in an environment that provides a first class education built on strong Christian values.

  • 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 communication shown by Jesus.  The Department of Undergraduate 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 arts and science to help you perform in a global society. Because of HBU’s reputation, as nursing or kinesiology graduates, you could market your skills in a city filled with opportunity, or take your education anywhere you choose.

Related Student Organizations

  • 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 Pillar 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.


Departments in the School of Nursing and Allied Health


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
Suite 850
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.

Report of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes

  • Employment Within 6 Months of Graduation
    Graduation Date Number of Graduates Number Employed at Graduation Number Employed at 6 months
    May 2016 38 36 Pending
    December 2015 46 40 42
    May 2015 35 30 33
  • NCLEX Pass Rate
    Graduation Year HBU Texas National
    2015 53/67 9,485/11,130 132,864/157,842
    2014 69/78 9,560/11,180 127,181/155,585
    2013 37/46 9,290/11,069 130,613/154,954
  • Currently Enrolled Students
    Date Cohort Began Classes Number Admitted Number Currently Enrolled Expected Graduation Date
    January 2016 45 39 December 2017
    August 2015 50 50 May 2017
    January 2015 39 34 December 2016
  • Graduates during Past Academic Year
    Date Cohort Began Classes Number of Students Enrolled in Cohort Number of Graduates in Cohort Attrition Rate in Cohort
    August 2014 47 35 25% (6 Still in Program)
    January 2014 37 15 38% (8 Graduated May 2016)
    August 2013 45 37 18% (Remainder graduated Dec 2015)
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