The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston depends heavily on clinical preceptors and clinics in the community to educate students. The school maintains over 200 clinical affiliations, including all agencies in the Texas Medical Center and many in the broader community.

Training occurs in all types of clinical agencies throughout Houston as well as beyond. The school also relies on outpatient clinics in a variety of community settings, as well as the offices of private practitioners. These settings provide students with outpatient clinical experience. Among the many affiliate institutions are:

  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • 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 physicians' offices and clinics. A unique opportunity for clinical training exists in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston nurse-managed clinic, UT Health Services-Medical Center, established in 1991.

In 2001, the School launched a collaborative agreement with M. D. Anderson to offer Clinical Research Management for nurses at the master's degree level.