Academic Degrees

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Opportunity Awaits

The opportunities at UTHealth School of Nursing are limitless. Our top-ranked school promotes bold, cutting-edge nursing practices and theories far beyond the boundaries of Houston and the Texas Medical Center. Each nurse has the opportunity to influence many other nurses – creating a ripple effect of lifelong nurse education that generates a groundswell of patient benefits. 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 UTHealth School of Nursing, you will receive one of the premier nursing educations and learning experiences available anywhere.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate education prepares entry-level generalists to provide safe, high-quality care to diverse client populations in a variety of settings. The UTHealth School of Nursing at Houston 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.

DNP Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program 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 of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 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. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam for Nurse Anesthetists. A new DNP in Nurse Anesthesia program starts in summer 2014.

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.