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The Greater Houston area is home to people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe, and Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston is committed to advancing high-quality health care for all. 

In addition to research, outreach, and service to the larger community, Cizik School of Nursing strives to create a climate of professionalism, civility, and inquiry that encourages and welcomes input from all students, faculty, and staff. Approximately 60% of our students come from underrepresented groups, bringing with them experiences and perspectives that will shape nursing education, practice, and research in the decades to come.


Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston administers the Harris County Long-Term Care Ombudsman program in collaboration with the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, which is funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Learn how staff and volunteer ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.



Health care for our community

Cizik School of Nursing’s nurse-managed UT Health Services clinic provides primary care to individual patients and occupational health services for employers throughout the Greater Houston area. In addition, our nurse practitioners and physicians care for the UTHealth Houston community by providing employee health services for the university’s more than 11,000 employees.

A Patient’s Perspective

Les Frieden, a former patient and current faculty member of the UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics, describes the encouragement and support he received from nurses following a vehicle accident that left him disabled in this video introducing the Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellowship for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. 

Ramirez named to new associate dean role

Professor Elda Ramirez has been appointed associate dean of strategic initiatives and community engagement at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

Three veterans earn 2023 Rodeo scholarships

Three of our Pacesetter Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students who will receive this year’s scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.TM Meghan Faught-McWain, Ernesto Treviño, and Jeff P. Thottukandathil are all U.S. military veterans who plan on working in critical care nursing.

Cizik Lecture

National Institute of Nursing Research Director Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, delivered the keynote address.

Teaching the Essentials

Nursing students nationwide will learn important aspects of community health by following family of realistic characters.

Advocating for disabilities education

Assistant Professor Allison Edwards promotes disabilities education for all students pursuing health care degrees. 

A path to nursing careers

A new grant-funded pipeline program focuses on local high school students.

San José Clinic Partners with CHPPR to Prevent Diabetes in Underserved Communities

San José Clinic provides a wide variety of primary and specialty healthcare services to uninsured and underserved communities in Houston. The Clinic has partnered with CHPPR to provide Diabetes Prevention Program referrals and with the UTHealth Houston Cizik School of Nursing to offer opportunities to Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

Black History Month: Nickerson makes his mark

A burning desire to help others has always been the calling card for Houston native Corian Nickerson.

World AIDS Day: HIV research gaining momentum at Cizik School of Nursing

At Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, faculty members and graduate students are exploring many facets of HIV and earning recognition for their efforts.

Veteran spotlight: Nursing student to take flight on grand adventures in the Navy

She earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, in 2020, and completed its ROTC program to become a commissioned officer into the Texas Army National Guard. In her current role, she helps plan medical logistics for her unit.