Concurrent Enrollment Nursing Pipeline (CENP)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has partnered with El Paso Community College and Dallas College to  to create a concurrent enrollment Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) pipeline.

The agreement between these institutions will allow you to plan to transition into the TTUHSC El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON)’s R.N. to B.S.N. program upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing  (A.A.S.) program at El Paso Community College or Dallas College.

The pipeline was developed in response to a 2010 report issued by the Institute of Medicine, which found that only 50 percent of nurses in the U.S. had bachelor’s degrees. The report prompted a nationwide movement to increase the number of nurses with B.S.N. degrees to 80 percent by the year 2020.

Students enrolled in the concurrent enrollment pipeline are able to complete both degrees without leaving the Dallas or El Paso areas. In addition, students are able to conduct their clinical rotations at area hospitals while participating in classroom learning at El Paso Community College or Dallas College, and taking online courses through the GGHSON. Click here to access the Concurrent Enrollment Nursing Pipeline information flyer.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants admitted into the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CENP) at the TTUHSC El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing enter as non-degree-seeking students and are allowed to complete up to 6 credit hours of the R.N. to B.S.N. program. 

  1. Applicants to the CENP must have completed at least 44 undergraduate credit hours at a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Submit a formal application through the GGHSON Application Portal.
  3. Once admitted, students may register for one or both of the following courses:
    1. GNUR 4311 Professional Practice and Role Development (elective)
    2. GNUR 4381 Issues and Trends in Nursing
      *minimum enrollment of students is required. Class availability is     contingent upon the number of students enrolled
  4. Upon graduation from an accredited Associate’s Degree Nursing Program, and receipt of R.N. license, students will be allowed to fully transition into the R.N. to B.S.N. program as a degree-seeking.  An application to transition from the CENP to the RN to BSN program is required.  Submit the R.N. to B.S.N. Transition Application by visiting the GGHSON Application Portal.
    1. Applicants must meet the minimum Admissions criteria for the RN to BSN program.  
    2. Submit all required application items (applicable official transcript(s), proof of valid and unencumbered RN license).
    3. There is no application fee for applicants transitioning from CENP to the RN to BSN program. 
    4. Upon acceptance, applicants are required to pay a $150 placement fee. The placement fee is non-refundable. 

Students will be subject to a provisional status until licensed as a registered nurse and have successfully completed NURS 4311 Professional Practice and Role Development. Financial aid is available once the provisional status is lifted and may be accessed via the Student Services Financial Aid web page. (