Prospective Student Information

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Are you called to Nursing?

Students who are truly called to nursing deserve to learn from the best in an environment that fosters achievement, caring and collaboration. With a nursing degree from Cizik School of Nursing, you will receive one of the premier nursing educations and learning experiences anywhere. 

School Highlights: 

  • Highly rated Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs
  • Top 10 Nurse Anesthesia Program in the country
  • High pass rates for first time test-takers 
  • Respected and highly regarded faculty
  • National recognition as a leader in nursing education

Academic Offerings

Are you ready to apply? Check below to view the admit terms by semester. Admission deadlines and the process for reviewing applications vary by program and term.

(August start)
(January start)
(May start)
Pacesetter BSN
RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner    
Post-Graduate Completion*
BSN to DNP - Nurse Anesthesia    
BSN to DNP - Nurse Practitioner


*MSN and Post-Graduate admission varies by track. Please visit the MSN webpage for more information.

Enrollment Options

The School of Nursing curriculum is flexible and offers opportunities for both web-based and on-campus learning experiences. Each program is unique, so the enrollment options will vary. As you review, the various academic pages, each includes a sample curriculum plan. Courses marked with a 'W' are web-based courses; courses marked with a 'B' are clinical. 

Quality nursing education with affordable tuition

The Cizik School of Nursing provides the highest quality education at a very affordable cost. Students who attend UTHealth are able to do so with confidence that their loan-debt after graduation will be manageable. Learn more.

Clinical Education

Cizik School of Nursing relies on clinical preceptors and clinics in the community to help educate our students. The school maintains over 200 clinical affiliations, including all agencies in the Texas Medical Center and many in the broader community.

All types of clinical agencies, including community outpatient clinics and the offices of private practitioners – throughout Houston and beyond – provide students with necessary clinical experience. Among the many affiliated institutions are:

  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • St. Joseph  Medical Center
  • The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center
  • The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Students also have opportunities for learning experiences in neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, day care centers, city and county health departments, mental health facilities and other settings. The School’s own nurse-managed clinic, UT Health Services, established in 1991, also provides a unique opportunity for clinical training.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at the Cizik School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (