University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
7000 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston has several exciting opportunities that lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Graduates of our programs are prepared to take the licensure examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Our graduates have a high degree of success in passing this exam and are highly sought after by employers.
Upon the successful completion of the baccalaureate program in nursing, graduates will be able to:
-Utilize the nursing process in meeting the health care needs of human begins, groups, and communities.
-Apply theories and models from the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities in nursing practice.
-Apply methods of scientific inquiry to nursing practice as a means of improving health care.
-Utilize management and leadership theories in the practice of professional nursing.
MSN Program Details
Education at the master’s level prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in clinical practice, nursing administration and nursing education. Advanced nursing practice graduates are prepared for entry into the Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and all graduates are prepared for higher education in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program.
The program of study leading to the MSN degree combines online courses with face-to-face classes and clinical experiences offering flexibility to students. The curriculum depends on the clinical concentration the student selects. Students have the following six clinical concentrations from which to choose:
Acute Care Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Leadership and Administration in Health Systems
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practice doctorate that prepares advanced practice nurses to be clinical scholars recognized for outstanding innovative evidence-based patient care and leadership in nursing practice and health care organizations.
The program is a post-masters program that admits nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse anesthetists. Plans are underway to admit nurse administrators in the future. Both part-time and full time options are available. Although most students are admitted once a year in the fall, applications are processed throughout the year. The program includes 46 credit hours distributed as follows: foundational courses, 21 credits; advanced clinical courses, 15 credits; and fellowship and seminar courses, 10 credits. In order to meet the needs of busy advanced practice nurses, classes are scheduled in blocks of intense instruction to minimize travel and impact on work scheduling. Students attend classes at the Houston campus for one day per class each month (4 times a semester) and also engage in on-line learning activities. Individualized clinical and fellowship experiences are planned to support the student’s goals and achieved of the national DNP competencies.