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Take your next step toward becoming a health care provider by earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree via the BSN to DNP option at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. Choose one of the top-ranked Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Specialization tracks

Note: New student admissions to the BSN to DNP Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track are on hold effective for the Fall 2023 semester.


Affordable and Accessible BSN to DNP Option

Cizik School of Nursing offers one of the most affordable BSN to DNP options in Texas along with academic and need-based scholarships to help with tuition and education costs.

Top Job for 2024 

Texas – and the nation – need nurse practitioners. That’s why U.S. News & World Report ranked nurse practitioners as the No. 1 job for 2024. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of nurse practitioner jobs will grow by 45% comparing 2022 to 2032. Read the article.



Exceptional Clinical Opportunities

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston offers diverse clinical opportunities within the world-famous Texas Medical Center and throughout the state.

Engaged and Experienced Faculty

Work closely alongside expert faculty mentors, many of whom are practicing nurse practitioners. Regardless of which BSN to DNP track you choose at Cizik School of Nursing, you will benefit from the real-world knowledge and professional connections our faculty bring to the DNP program.


Flexible DNP Degree Program

Designed for working nurses, our flexible BSN to DNP nurse practitioner tracks feature online course work as well as in-person simulations, labs, and clinicals. Build relationships with faculty and classmates that will benefit you throughout your career.


Two doctor of nursing practice graduates at commencement.

Nurse Practitioner Pathways

Wherever you are on your nursing journey, Cizik School of Nursing can help you become a leader in advanced practice nursing. Get the details on options for students entering with a BSN or a graduate degree.

Your First Step to a DNP Degree

Take the next step on your health care journey with the BSN to DNP option at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, and choose a nurse practitioner specialty track that you are passionate about. We are here to help you get started.

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