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Welcome to the Graduate Nursing Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing! As a part of the only Tier 1 research university in South Texas, our faculty and staff seek students with educational prowess as well as purpose, drive, and commitment to serve as positive contributors to our school’s above-average reputation in Nursing education. To attract and nurture such talent, the Graduate Nursing Program maintains a commitment to providing a stimulating educational experience. We offer multiple programs and specialization offerings supported by nationally recognized faculty, growing scholarship opportunities to support our students, and a richly diverse student body. Four programs of study can offer you a rewarding and influential educational and career journey. We look forward to working with you!

Masters Level Options

The Alternate Entry Masters Degree for ADN / Diploma RNs is designed for students to complete their Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree while pursuing graduate level education. Students admitted into this program complete the requirements of the BSN degree and focus their Masters degree coursework in one of five majors: Administrative Management, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL),Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a traditional program for students who have a BSN degree. Available majors are: (1) Administrative Management, (2) Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), (3) Family Nurse Practitioner, (4) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (5) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and (6) Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

A Post-MSN Certificate option is available for MSN students desiring a Nurse Practitioner specialization in Family, Pediatric, or Psychiatric Mental Health.

Doctoral Level Option

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program is a research-based doctoral degree which prepares students for careers as a clinical nurse scientist and faculty. Students can enter at the Post-BSN or Post-MSN level.

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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