School of Nursing : About Us
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing is at the forefront of
nursing education. We lead excellence in nursing leadership through our innovative
teaching, quality research, compassionate care and community service for our South
Texas community and the world.
As part of the only Tier 1 research university in
South Texas and one of the major academic health science centers in the nation,
our school of nursing is the only school in this region to offer doctorate nursing
degrees. We are educating future nurse care providers, but more importantly serving
as the "leadership pipeline" for faculty, clinical leaders and specialists,
nurse practitioners and nurse scientists.
With the increasing shortage of well-trained nurses in Texas and across the country,
our school is committed to preparing nursing students to meet today's complex healthcare
field. We offer the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to students
and have alternative pathways for Associate Degree RNs and second degree programs
for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in another field. Combined
with the expertise of nationally recognized faculty and the opportunity for interdisciplinary
collaboration, our students receive an education that prepares them to be nursing
Rich diversity in a student body of over 750 reflects our commitment to educate
the next generation of compassionate, culturally-proficient nursing healthcare professionals
at all levels of nursing education. The over 9,000 nursing graduates of the UT Health
Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing are shaping the healthcare practices
of today and transforming the future of nursing care for tomorrow.