Prospective Students

"We are so excited that you are intersted in East Texas Baptist University's Professional Nursing Program. Our University offers a student friendly, Christ-centered learning enviornment."


Students and faculty partner to achieve mutually established goals for education while working with community goals for education while working with community agencies to receive real-world clinical experiences. Our low student-low-professor ratios enable us to provide excellent individual attention to our students as they become professional nurses, including substanial support for their prepartion for taking the nursing state board exam.

ETBU’s Professional Nursing Program offers a unique experience that will change your life. With a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, you can engage in career goals that will challenge you and impact others on a daily basis. After you complete all coursework, you will be ready to take the national registered nurse (RN) licensure test in the state of your choice.

Our faculty to student ratio is small, enabling faculty to give you individual attention in a Christian learning environment. Our program is considered an upper division program in which the first 60 hours of pre-requisite courses are completed before you begin your application process for the Professional Nurse program in early Spring. The final two years of study consists of an additional 60 hours of nursing-specific courses, most of which have clinical practicums with our community partners. If you are a transfer student, inquire about which of the courses you have already completed will match our pre-requisites and you can transfer in those credits.

Our Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four year program. Our pre-nursing program consists of two years of basic science and liberal arts courses. These courses are to prepare you to engage the advanced learning required within the Professional Nursing program. Many of these courses as well as others from other schools, community colleges or universities can be transferred in to facilitate students’ transition to our program. The opportunity for learning that is offered in the Professional Nursing program is focused on building clinical knowledge, skills, and wisdom to be applied as a professional nurse in a variety of roles and environments. In addition, what you learn here at ETBU positions you to continue your educational experience if you choose to pursue graduate study in your chosen area of practice within the nursing profession.

Getting Started

We encourage you to visit our campus. Please call (903-923-2210) or email us ( ) or call ETBU Admissions (903-923-2000) to set up an appointment. ETBU Admissions will help you with completing the application process. During your visit, you can visit financial aid and any other office that you would like. When you make an appointment with the Professional Nursing program, we will set up an appointment with our Enrollment and Clinical Excellence Specialist, who is knowledgeable about the professional nursing program as well as how to successfully engage pre-nursing courses.

If you desire to transfer to ETBU Nursing, please send unofficial transcript to ETBU Nursing by fax (903) 938-9225 or email Please include your name, cell phone and email on all correspondence so that we are able to correspond with you about your plans to attend ETBU Nursing. Transferring course credits often requires a review of a course description and syllabus to ensure that there is a match for our pre-requisites, so please have these available. If you have further questions, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your plans to apply to ETBU Nursing.