Academic Degrees

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Premier Education with Unparalleled Learning Experience

US News and World Report ranks Cizik School of Nursing, a part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), as one of the  top two in Texas and highest-ranked in the Texas Gulf-Coast Region. As a premier nursing school, we promote bold, cutting-edge nursing practices and theories far beyond the boundaries of Houston and the Texas Medical Center. If you are truly called to nursing, you deserve to learn from the best and in an environment that fosters achievement, innovation, caring and collaboration. 

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate education prepares entry-level generalists to provide safe, high-quality care to diverse client populations in a variety of settings. Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth offers two programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Graduate Programs

Education at the master’s level prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in nursing practice, administration and education. Opportunities available for MSN or Post-Master's education.

DNP Program

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, highest-ranked in Texas and No.39 nationwide, prepares advanced practice nurses and nurse managers/directors to be clinical scholars and nurse executives and leaders in nursing practice and health care delivery.

PhD Program

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program prepares and inspires nurse scientists to be leaders in the nursing profession, healthcare systems, education, research and policy arenas.

Nurse Anesthesia

The Nurse Anesthesia program prepares students to manage the anesthesia needs of patients of all ages. Our Nurse Anesthesia master’s/doctorate program (at No.8) was ranked in 2017 by U.S. News in the Top 10 in the U.S. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam for Nurse Anesthetists.

Essential Skills for Nursing

Nurses must be able to demonstrate cognitive skills in critical thinking and logical/analytical thinking. Nurses must also have psychomotor skills, including fine motor dexterity, physical strength, coordination, and proper body mechanics. Observational skills are also required, such as the ability to hear within the normal decibel range, the ability to read English in regular to extra-fine print, and the ability to palpate/auscultate.