University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

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The quality of the University of Texas Medical Branch's (UTMB) School of Nursing academics is reflected in the number of nationally ranked programs and nationally recognized scholars at our school. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree tracks, designed to meet the unique needs of each nursing professional. Our graduates are skilled in providing patient-centered care and are developed to become leaders in healthcare. Our alumni are leading nursing in Texas and beyond.

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The quality of the University of Texas Medical Branch's (UTMB) School of Nursing academics is reflected in the number of nationally ranked programs and nationally recognized scholars at our school. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree tracks, designed to meet the unique needs of each nursing professional. Our graduates are skilled in providing patient-centered care and are developed to become leaders in healthcare. Our alumni are leading nursing in Texas and beyond.

The UTMB School of Nursing, established in 1890 as the John Sealy Hospital Training School of Nurses, was the first school of nursing in the Southwest. UTMB SON  also was the first school to offer MSN programs in Texas. UTMB has continued throughout its history to lead innovation in nursing education.

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program offers two tracks: the Traditional 16 month BSN track and the eight month RN-BSN track.

The Master's Nursing Program encourages students striving for excellence in clinical practice, education, and research. We offer  flexibility through our online programs,  excellent clinical resources,  and a highly experienced faculty.

MSN programs offiered include:

  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Executive Nurse Leader
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator (including Post BSN/MSN Certificate)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online post-masters program prepares nurse practitioners with strong clinical competencies and the skills in science, leadership, and inquiry necessary to transform health care. Students eligible for admission into the program wil have an MSN prepared nurse practitioner area of specialization. The 42 semester credit hour program is taught online, part-time, and requires only one trip to campus each semester for 2-3 days.

The Nursing PhD Program is completely online using synchronous and asynchronous delivery, with only one required on-campus visit (5 days) each year. We have two entry levels: BSN to PhD and MSN to PhD. SON currently offers two tracts in the BSN to PhD level: Education and Leadership.

 

CONTACT
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0144
Phone: 409-772-8271
NURSING PROGRAMS

Baccalaureate Programs
Masters Programs
Doctoral Programs

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  • High Tech Simulators Teach Tomorrow's Health Practitioners

    Posted Mar 9, 2017 by Dora Turner

    UTMB Simulation lab lets nursing students simulate a large range of medical scenarios thanks to state-of-the-art mannequins.

  • Online Nursing Program Award

    Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Dora Turner

    UTMB School of Nursing graduate programs received the award for being one of the top 2017 Graduate Schools. The 2017 Top Graduate Schools represent colleges and programs all across the nation and are based completely on student feedback. Over 57,000 student reviews from over 1,600 colleges were considered for the rankings. Due to extremely high student satisfaction rating...

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    UTMB School of Nursing graduate programs received the award for being one of the top 2017 Graduate Schools. The 2017 Top Graduate Schools represent colleges and programs all across the nation and are based completely on student feedback. Over 57,000 student reviews from over 1,600 colleges were considered for the rankings. Due to extremely high student satisfaction ratings, The University of Texas Medical Branch made the rankings at 5th in Online Nursing Programs! The full list and additional details are available at the link below.

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  • Alumni News

    Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Dora Turner

    Paul V. Brown MSN, RN (UTMB 2016) was elected President-Elect of the Texas Criminal Justice Association. He will serve two years as President Elect and then 2 years as President. Very impressive since he is a nurse with UTMB CMC and not in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the Executive Nurse Leader program.

    Submit alumni news to dora.turner@utmb.edu

  • Alumni Achievements

    Posted Jan 20, 2017 by Dora Turner

    The scholarly activity of Cherri Ward, a 2016 graduate of our NNP program, was accepted for a concurrent podium session at the 33rd NANN Conference this October. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses is our parent organization. Congratulations Cherri!

    We are always watching for achievements by our alumni. If you would like to share your news, please submit your...

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    The scholarly activity of Cherri Ward, a 2016 graduate of our NNP program, was accepted for a concurrent podium session at the 33rd NANN Conference this October. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses is our parent organization. Congratulations Cherri!

    We are always watching for achievements by our alumni. If you would like to share your news, please submit your information to Dora,Turner@utmb.edu.

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  • Spring 2017 White Coat Ceremony and Interprofessional Case Study

    Posted Jan 20, 2017 by Dora Turner

    The Spring 2017 White Coat Ceremony was held on Monday, January 9th, and 131 new undergraduate nursing students participated.

    UTMB's second year of "What's Wrong with Warren?" was very successful as over 900 students from all four schools came together to learn about the roles and responsibilities of those needed to care for patients in this interprofessional case study.

  • New Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

    Posted Nov 21, 2016 by Dora Turner

    Applications are now being accepted for fall 2017 admission to our new AGACNP track, which prepares the graduate for practice in an acute care setting providing care for patients from young adults through geriatrics. All courses will be offered online and require minimal visits to the Galveston campus. The major requires 40 semester credit hours and includes more than 70...

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    Applications are now being accepted for fall 2017 admission to our new AGACNP track, which prepares the graduate for practice in an acute care setting providing care for patients from young adults through geriatrics. All courses will be offered online and require minimal visits to the Galveston campus. The major requires 40 semester credit hours and includes more than 700 clinical hours.

    Please visit our website for all requirements and application details.

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  • Outstanding NCLEX Pass Rate

    Posted Nov 21, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The SON yearly NCLEX pass rate is 95%.

    Congratulations and many thanks to all the faculty and staff who assisted the students to achieve this wonderful outcome!

  • UTMB Alumni Association Awards

    Posted Nov 8, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The nomination forms for the 2017 Alumni Association Awards are now available. Awards to be presented include the SON Distinguished Alumnus, Hall of Fame, and The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award. Deadline for submission is March 3, 2017.

  • White Coat Ceremony

    Posted Oct 25, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The UTMB School of Nursing Fall 2016 White Coat Ceremony is now available on YouTube. The ceremony is held the first day of class for each entering Traditional BSN cohort. The purpose of the ceremony is to welcome the new students and have them pledge to provide the highest quality care and services to their patients. It is a wonderful ceremony for students and their fa...

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    The UTMB School of Nursing Fall 2016 White Coat Ceremony is now available on YouTube. The ceremony is held the first day of class for each entering Traditional BSN cohort. The purpose of the ceremony is to welcome the new students and have them pledge to provide the highest quality care and services to their patients. It is a wonderful ceremony for students and their families.

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  • UTMB School of Nursing Video

    Posted Sep 27, 2016 by Dora Turner

    See the incredible nursing experience at UTMB on YouTube!

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