About UTHealth Nursing

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Established in 1972, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), offers the highest-ranked master’s nursing program in the Texas Gulf Coast Region, according to the 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is among the three highest-ranked in Texas and No.40 nationwide.

Cizik School of Nursing is one of six academic units of UTHealth, which is a component health institution of The University of Texas System. The other UTHealth units, in chronological order of operation, are: School of Dentistry (1905), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (1963), School of Public Health (1967), Medical School (1970), and School of Biomedical Informatics (2000). The campus is located in the world-famous Texas Medical Center, where students enjoy the resources of a distinguished health science center combined with the expertise and inter-disciplinary collaborative opportunities of the world's largest medical center.

Cizik School of Nursing offers programs resulting in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The school also provides a wide variety of settings in which students and faculty can study, conduct research and participate in clinical practice. The school is proud of the quality and variety of experiences that are offered our graduate and undergraduate students. With over 1,640 students currently enrolled, the School graduates an average of 395 new BSN nurses and 160 nurses with graduate degrees each year. Since 1972, Cizik School of Nursing has awarded 12,022 nursing degrees to its graduates.


All School degree programs are accredited by appropriate agencies.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and special professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston.