School of Nursing and Allied Health

Houston Christian University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health educates nurses and healthcare professionals who care for the well-being of people in our communities.

Among nursing schools in Houston and beyond, HCU is a recognized and respected leader. Through the Departments of Nursing and Kinesiology, we offer undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs in nursing and in kinesiology (with specializations in sport management and wellness management).

It is our philosophy that achieving true health is far more than just avoiding or treating sickness — it’s about promoting the wholeness of the person and the community. Students in our nursing programs and kinesiology programs benefit from this holistic approach. They bring enthusiasm, care and diligence to our rigorous academic challenges. Together, nursing and kinesiology students account for about one-third of the University’s enrollment.

HCU is a Christian university, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health educates students to show the same care, compassion and global impact shown by Jesus. As a Christian School of Nursing and Allied Health, HCU focuses on the importance of treating the whole patient—and teaching the whole student. Both nursing and kinesiology students benefit from small classes with experienced, dedicated faculty who know our students by name and help them grow through a holistic approach that focuses on:

  • Mind – the curriculum is integrated with general studies for a total University experience.
  • Body – 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.
  • Spirit – 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.

Top Academic Programs

Houston Christian University educates nurses to create healthcare delivery systems — not just function within existing systems — in order to fully meet the needs of individuals, families and groups in society. HCU’s accredited academic degree programs in Nursing educate future nurses who are respected and welcomed in the healthcare community in Houston, throughout Texas and nationwide. Explore our excellent degree programs to build a strong foundation for your future in nursing.

Our Kinesiology program leads to many career options in the allied health industries. The Kinesiology-Wellness Management degree prepares you for jobs and graduate studies in exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, fitness training and other allied health professions. The program is also an excellent choice paired with electives to fulfill prerequisites for physical therapy, occupational therapy and other professional health programs.

Excellent Student Benefits

The mission of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is to prepare individuals to be leaders within inter-professional teams as they provide compassionate, holistic care for all members of society.

HCU students in the Nursing program or the Kinesiology program can expect to be challenged, learn and be guided in an environment that provides a first-class education built on strong Christian values. As students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, you will receive a comprehensive education that blends the arts and sciences to help you perform in a global society. Because of HCU’s strong reputation among nursing schools in Houston, our graduates with Nursing degrees or Kinesiology degrees are ready to market their skills in our city, which offers extensive job and career opportunities. You will also be fully prepared to take your education anywhere you choose.

Student Organizations

As a leading Nursing program in Houston, HCU supports student organizations as opportunities to give our Nursing students further preparation for their future careers, including networking with other healthcare professionals.

  • Sigma Theta Tau – The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the honor society of nursing, is to advance world health and celebrate 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.
  • National Student Nurses’ Association – Houston Christian University is proud to host a local chapter for the National Student Nurses’ Association. The HCU chapter aligns itself with the University’s Ten Pillars Vision and seeks to increase our cultural impact and establish a society of learning through health education and community outreach to achieve a more global focus. We aim to enhance students’ lives through their meaningful interaction with one another and other healthcare professionals. The Nursing Student Association at the School of Nursing and Allied Health is located in the Cullen Science Building, room S119.

The BSN Nursing program is accredited by the following agencies:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Texas Board of Nursing (TBON)
1801 Congress Avenue #10-200
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 305-7400

The accreditation details for our RN to BSN and MSN programs can be found on our online programs site page. 


For More Information

To learn more about the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Houston Christian University, contact:

Call: (281) 649-3300

School of Nursing and Allied Health
Houston Christian University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298

Report of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Outcomes

  • Employment Within 6 Months of Graduation
    Graduation Date Number of Graduates Number Employed at Graduation
    Spring 2022 31 31
    Fall 2021 45 41
    Spring 2021 77 52
  • NCLEX Pass Rate
    Graduation Year HBU Texas National
    2022 74/92 4437/5224 150,216/187,990
    2021 87/141 13,285/15,310 167,214/203,608
    2020 84/101 12,039/13,231 151,617/174,750

    Houston Christian University is a Christian university committed to academic excellence. The School of Nursing and Allied Health upholds and promotes the University’s Vision and Mission. The SoNAH focuses on teaching and student success based on Christian core values. The nursing faculty have strong clinical backgrounds and work with students to transfer knowledge from the classroom into clinical practice. Clinical experiences are provided in a number of healthcare agencies within the greater Houston area, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center Hospitals. Within the School of Nursing, 67% of the nursing faculty have terminal/doctorate degrees.

    SoNAH nursing graduates have a high employment rate with 91% or above acceptance into nurse residency programs prior to graduation.

    Historically, the graduates of the traditional BSN program have had a strong pass rate on the initial licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). The pass rate for spring 2023 was 97.9%. HCU is supporting a strong team of leaders and faculty to strengthen the curriculum and policies to restore the first-time pass rate to previously high rates. The program continues to be approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  • Currently Enrolled / Graduating Students
    Term Cohort Began Nursing Program Number Admitted in Nursing Program Number Graduated in Nursing Program Number Still in Nursing Program Number Changed Majors/Programs
    Fall 2019 97 86 1 6
    Spring 2020 59 34 13 11
    Fall 2020 75 0 42 23
    Spring 2021 34 0 28 3
    Fall 2021 49 0 42 5
    Spring 2022 26 0 26 0