The Office of Development strives to engage alumni, donors and friends to advance UTHealth School of Nursing’s mission and vision. We attract and enhance private philanthropy to the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston. We do so by engaging School of Nursing students, alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations in our activities. The Office of Development works closely with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Office of Development, to raise funds to support the mission of the School of Nursing.
The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston is a leader in nursing education and research.
- We are the highest ranked nursing graduate school in Texas and among the Top Five Percent nationwide, according to the 2012 edition of “AMERICA’S BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS.”
- The School of Nursing ranks 31st among 102 schools of nursing that receive research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Our BSN graduation rate (91%) is the highest of the entry level graduates in the Gulf Coast Region. Our NCLEX-RN first time writers pass rate was 93%, with the State average being 87.9%.
- With over 800 students enrolled, we graduate an average of 166 new nurses and 130 nurses with graduate degrees each year. More than 6,000 nurses have graduated since 1972.
- 40% of our BSN graduates are first generation college graduates and 44% are members of a minority.
- Our home, the School of Nursing and Student Community Center, received the LEED "Gold" certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2009. Recognized as one of the top "green" buildings in the U.S., it has garnered 11 prestigious local, state and national architectural design awards since opening in 2004.
Our graduates are in high demand. They are leaders in their many varied research, practice, and education professions. Nurses touch an average of 2000 patients each year. They truly make a difference in this world.
By becoming active in the School of Nursing alumni activities, joining our PARTNERS community organization, becoming a volunteer, or making a gift to the school, you make a difference too!
We can make a difference together supporting quality patient care, state-of-the-art-research, and nursing education in Texas, the nation and beyond.
Matt R. Perkins
Director of Development