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Facts and Figures

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (SoN) has been educating nurses since 1969 and Ph.D. students since 1990. The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, 333 Guadalupe St., #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701; 512-305-7400. The bachelor of science in nursing degree program and the master of science in nursing degree program have received full accreditation through 2021 from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C.

Our Programs include:

  • An upper division Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program which admits in both the fall and spring
  • A 15-month Accelerated Track for applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing
  • Alternate Entry Masters Degree for ADN/Diploma RNs
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program which admits in the fall semester only
  • The only Ph.D. in Nursing Program in South Texas
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program
  • Web enhanced programs


  • Collaboration with all major San Antonio area hospitals and health care agencies
  • International Memoranda of Understanding with Chiang Mai University, Mahidol University and Thammaset University in Thailand; Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico; and University of Kuopio in Finland.
  • Interdisciplinary work with the Medical School, Dental School, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions at the Health Science Center.

Current Statistics:

  • Over 600 undergraduate nursing students
  • Over 350 graduate nursing students
  • Between 17% and 18% of our nursing students are male
  • Over 54% represent the following groups: Hispanics, African American, Native American, Asian, and other groups
  • More than 400 clinical affiliates (clinical rotation partners)
  • Over 11,000 alumni have received degrees since 1969
  • Our School has 10 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Faculty Scholarship:

  • 63% of the full-time faculty are doctorally prepared with another 10% enrolled in doctoral programs
  • The School of Nursing has 2 Centers of Excellence
    • The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice
    • The Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children

Financial Aid:

  • Since fall 2000, SoN has offered over $450,000 annually in Merit and Need Based Scholarships
  • SoN receives funding from a variety of sources for doctoral students
  • SoN received a multi-million gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries for the development and support of students in the Accelerated Programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and faculty scholars
  • Tuition is one of the lowest in the United States
  • Approximately 90% of our graduates are employed
  • Career placement services are available on campus to assist graduates

Uniqueness about the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing:

  • All Nurse Practitioner faculty maintain a faculty practice
  • Overall National Certified Licensing Board (NCLEX) pass rate is greater than the national norm
  • Graduation rate is 82.7% - ranking us 8th out of 25 schools of nursing in the state of Texas<
  • Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
  • SoN operates a Student Health Center and Employee Health and Wellness Clinic for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio
  • A state of the art 7,281 sq ft Clinical Simulation Center equipped with specialty rooms and computerized simulation mannequins