How to Apply

How to Apply

The Brookhaven College Nursing Program ​is currently accepting applications from students with a Step 1 score of 27 admission points and higher ONLY. (GPA + HESI A2 TM + Critical Thinking Exam score + Course points) Please review the following steps and processes for applying to the Brookhaven College Nursing Program.

Complete the Nursing Information Session

Viewing the online nursing information session in its entirety is mandatory to apply to the Brookhaven College Nursing program. You will be able to record your attendance at the end of the nursing information session presentation. Please print attendance record for your nursing application packet.

Admission Selection Process

Admission is based on a complete packet being submitted including signed course substitutions. A mathematical formula is used to complete the applicant’s score. After the application deadline, all applicant scores will be calculated. The applicants with the top scores will be identified. The applicant's final admission score will be determined in two steps.

Step 1

  • 2.75 is the minimum accepted grade point average for the four prerequisite courses in the nursing curriculum. (See Calculating Your GPA)
  • Minimum grade of “C” or better is required in every course, including each prerequisite course.
  • Points for the four prerequisites is the GPA of the four prerequisites (Composition I, Introduction to Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and Developmental Psychology). (maximum four points)
  • The following courses are worth one point each toward admission: Nursing Pathophysiology and Ethics. (maximum two points)
  • The following courses are worth three points. An "A" equals three points; a "B" equals two points; and a "C" equals one point. Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology and Pharmacology. (maximum nine points)
  • HESI A2™ exam points based on the HESI A2™ exam. The minimum accepted score on HESI A2™ exam is 76. (maximum 25 points)
  • Critical thinking exam points (maximum 15 points)
  • Total Step 1 points are calculated by the following formula: GPA + HESI A2™ + Critical Thinking + course points
  • The Brookhaven College Nursing program is currently only accepting applications from students with a Step 1 score of 27 admission points or higher. (GPA + HESI A2™ + Critical Thinking + course points )
  • Take the Dosage Calculations Workshop offered through the Continuing​ Education Division. Exam scores are good for two years.

Step 2

Nursing student applicants with the top 50 Step 1 scores for the Spring admission and the top 70 Step 1 scores for the Fall admission will be invited for an interview and to complete a professional writing sample. (negative 10 points to 10 points may be earned for the interview, negative 5 points and 5 points may be earned for the professional writing sample) The professional writing sample will be evaluated on composition, grammar, spelling, content and legibility.

The interview and professional writing sample scores will be added to the Step 1 score (GPA + HESI A2™ points + Critical Thinking + course points) for a FINAL admission score of (GPA + HESI A2™ points + critical thinking exam points + course points + interview points + professional writing sample points for a maximum admission score of 70 points).


Brookhaven College/Texas Tech University HSC El Paso Dual Enrollment Program Option

Brookhaven College students will be accepted in the Brookhaven College/Texas Tech University HSC El Paso Dual Enrollment Program if they enroll in and pass with a “C” or better at least one the Texas Tech HSC El Paso-RN-BSN online courses listed below and the student meets all of the Brookhaven College Nursing School minimum requirements as listed under Step 1 of the admission/selection process.

Texas Tech HSC El Paso-RN- BSN courses:

  • GNUR 4311, Professional Practice and Role Development (Texas Tech HSC EL Paso RN-BSN online course).
  • GNUR 4381, Issues and Trends in Nursing (Texas Tech HSC EL Paso RN-BSN online course).

Please click here for more information on the Brookhaven College/Texas Tech University HSC El Paso Dual Enrollment Program.

Complete the Application Packet

Visit the Forms page to view and download the application packet forms.

Submit your packet to the Division Office either in person or by mail. If you are mailing it in, please note that 90 percent of mail-in applications are denied because their packets are incomplete. Applications must be received by the deadline found on the Admission Schedule and Deadlines page​.

If you have questions about your packet, we would be happy to look it over. Please bring it to the Division Office in Bldg. X, Room X1082.

Submit applications to:

Brookhaven College
Attention: Health and Human Services Division
Bldg. X, Room X1082
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

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