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Choose Your Path to Nursing Excellence

From the bedside to the boardroom, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston prepares nurses for success and leadership at every stage of their career.

Excellence by the Numbers

#1 in Texas
BSN program (U.S. News & World Report)
NIH funding to nursing schools (BRIMR)

BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia
NBCRA first-time pass rate

DNP Nurse Practitioner
ANCC & AANPCB first-time pass rate

Our statistics tell the story. Get the details on our first-time pass rates, enrollment, research funding, and more.



Experienced Faculty - Face to Face

Our reputation for excellence begins with our faculty. At Cizik School of Nursing, you will benefit from the personalized instruction and mentorship of our faculty, many of whom are practicing nurses. You will also build new professional connections and friendships with UTHealth Houston nursing classmates that will enrich your life and career.

Unmatched Clinical Opportunities

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston offers incomparable clinical opportunities through affiliations with more than 2,000 clinical sites within the world-famous Texas Medical Center and throughout the state. For prospective students, this means valuable real-world experiences.



Nationally Ranked Programs

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston is nationally recognized as a leader in nursing education. We offer the top-rated BSN program in Texas and among the highest rated in the nation. Our nurse anesthesia specialty track is one of the top 10 in the nation. We are proud to offer prospective students one of the highest quality learning experiences anywhere.  

Affordable Education

As a prospective student, you care about quality and affordability in education. That’s why Cizik School of Nursing is committed to making high-quality nursing education accessible through affordable tuition and financial aid opportunities. Learn more and find out why UTHealth Houston nursing programs are known both for their excellence and exceptional value.



A Step Further

Cizik School of Nursing offers enhanced educational opportunities, including our Honors Research Program, fellowships, and more. We will be here for you as you grow throughout your nursing career with opportunities for continuing professional development and graduate programs at the MSN, DNP, and PhD levels.

PhD or DNP?

At Cizik School of Nursing, you can pursue a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (DNP) or a practice-focused Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Learn more differences between these doctoral degree options.



The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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 BSN-DNP nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue. Park Ridge, IL 60068; phone: (847) 692-7050, fax (847) 692-6968.