University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing

University of St. Thomas Houston’s ABSN Program

The University of St. Thomas Houston is a Catholic university offering traditional and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs as well as graduate nursing programs.

The ABSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months, with coursework designed to build upon your previous bachelor’s degree to attain a BSN degree more quickly. ABSN students may attend one of two locations: the ABSN Learning Site in Shenandoah or the main campus in Downtown Houston. With three start dates per year in January, May, and August, you can begin the program as efficiently as possible.

University of St. Thomas’ ABSN program follows a hybrid model of learning.

Nursing theory coursework is offered online, allowing for accessibility without sacrificing academic rigor. Skills and simulations labs, completed at the Shenandoah ABSN learning site or the main campus in Downtown Houston allow for a hands-on learning experience in a low-pressure environment. Clinical rotations will be completed at a variety of settings and with a variety of specialties at health care facilities across the Houston area. Graduates will complete the curriculum over the course of three full-time semesters and should graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing nurse.

ABSN Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 60 college credits or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university. You also must complete all prerequisite courses, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a passing score on either the HESI or TEAS entrance exam.


The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (713) 522-7911 for questions about the accreditation of the University of St. Thomas.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of St. Thomas is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

The Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing meets the approval of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a state entity that provides approval for more than 200 nursing education programs. Established in 1909, the mission of the Texas BON is to protect the public from unsafe nursing practices.

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