The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston has several exciting opportunities that lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Graduates of our programs are prepared to take the licensure examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Our graduates have a high degree of success in passing this exam and are highly sought after by employers.

Upon the successful completion of the baccalaureate program in nursing, graduates will be able to:

  • Utilize the nursing process in meeting the health care needs of human begins, groups, and communities.
  • Apply theories and models from the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities in nursing practice.
  • Apply methods of scientific inquiry to nursing practice as a means of improving health care.
  • Utilize management and leadership theories in the practice of professional nursing.

Program Options

Pacesetter BSN Program (4 semesters - 15 months)

This is a full-time program of four (4) semesters, which consists of clinical, skills lab and nursing theory courses. Students will apply the theoretical nursing concepts to patient care in the clinical settings. Students use their final 16 weeks doing full-time clinical rotations. Pacesetters “live the life of a nurse” while still completing their degrees, making them more job ready upon graduation. Fall, spring and summer semester starts are offered for this program. Previous degree not required

RN-BSN (3 semesters - 12 months)

The UTHealth School of Nursing is committed to assisting returning registered nurses in attaining the baccalaureate degree. All RN students will have the opportunity to receive advanced placement credit of 29 hours upon completion of specific courses. Summer and spring semester starts are offered for this program.

Program Coordinators

Melissa D Ethington, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs (Email)