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 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • 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 77555-1154
Phone: 409-772-8271
School Type

BS/BSN School

Class Room Settings

Campus and Online

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  • New SON Online Orientation for MSN Students

    Posted Aug 17, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The new More Online Orientation for Retention Excellence (MORE) program, developed by Dr. J. Michael Leger, is discussed on page 2 of this month's AlumNotes.

  • New Alumni Association President

    Posted May 23, 2016 by Katherine Rosen

    Ernestine "Tina" H. Cuellar, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a lifetime member of both the Graduate School and the School of Nursing Alumni Associations, has been named president of the School of Nursing Alumni Association and its board of directors.

    Dr. Cuellar is currently...

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    Ernestine “Tina” H. Cuellar, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a lifetime member of both the Graduate School and the School of Nursing Alumni Associations, has been named president of the School of Nursing Alumni Association and its board of directors.

    Dr. Cuellar is currently employed as the Director of Curriculum at Elsevier/Health Education Systems Incorporated. Prior to her affiliation with Elsevier, Dr. Cuellar served as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at UTMB for five years and in a faculty role for seven years. While at UTMB, she received multiple recognitions including the prestigious Johnella Banks Member Achievement Award by the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, was named Distinguished Teaching Professor by University of Texas Board of Regents, inducted into the university’s Master Teacher’s Academy and served as the inaugural Alice Stubblefield Term Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing for five years.

    Now retired from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as a Lt. Colonel, Dr. Cuellar voluntarily served three tours of duty in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Germany and has had a distinguished military career as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and administrator. She served as mental health consultant to the USAF Reserve Command Nurse and USAF Major General Melissa Rank, Chief Nurse of the USAF Nurse Corps collaborating with her active duty counterpart in developing competencies for mental health nurses.

    Dr. Cuellar remains connected to her alma mater through her service as president of the UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association and her membership on both the UTMB President’s Cabinet and Development Board.

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  • UTMB MSN Student Wins National Clinical Excellence Award

    Posted May 20, 2016 by Dora Turner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Survey

    Posted May 20, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has identified an increasing demand for acute care nurse practitioners based on patient acuity, an aging population, and a growing need for highly skilled clinicians. The UTMB School of Nursing is reviewing the possibility of opening an acute care nurse practitioner program in 2017. This would be in addition to our current nur...

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    The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has identified an increasing demand for acute care nurse practitioners based on patient acuity, an aging population, and a growing need for highly skilled clinicians. The UTMB School of Nursing is reviewing the possibility of opening an acute care nurse practitioner program in 2017. This would be in addition to our current nurse practitioner programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

    Please help us determine the need for an ACNP program by completing a brief survey at the following link:

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  • DNP Newsletter

    Posted Apr 15, 2016 by Dora Turner

    We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of the Doctor of Nursing Program Newsletter. Please contact any of the faculty or staff listed for additional information or article suggestions.

  • UTMB School of Nursing Commencement

    Posted Apr 6, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The UTMB School of Nursing will host its annual Commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Moody Gardens Convention Center. The day will begin at 9:00 AM with the BSN Pinning Ceremony in the Expo Hall and the MSN/DNP Reflection Ceremony in the Floral Ballroom. Each ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduates in their respective programs.

    Commencemen...

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    The UTMB School of Nursing will host its annual Commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Moody Gardens Convention Center. The day will begin at 9:00 AM with the BSN Pinning Ceremony in the Expo Hall and the MSN/DNP Reflection Ceremony in the Floral Ballroom. Each ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of graduates in their respective programs.

    Commencement will conclude the day beginning at 3:00 PM in the Expo Hall to recognize the following number of graduates: 354 Traditional BSN, 63 RN-BSN, 179 MSN, 3 Post Master’s, and 6 DNP. Dr. David Marshall, the 2015 SON Distinguished Alumnus, will be the guest speaker.

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  • RNFA PROGRAM

    Posted Mar 31, 2016 by Dora Turner

    Were you aware that the largest growing segment of practitioners in the RN First Assistant (RNFA) surgical role are APRNs? Noticeably, the majority of these RNFA students are Family Nurse Practitioners coming in with surgeon's groups.
    To help address this, the new Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) Position Statement states that the APRN "...is required, as of Janu...

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    Were you aware that the largest growing segment of practitioners in the RN First Assistant (RNFA) surgical role are APRNs? Noticeably, the majority of these RNFA students are Family Nurse Practitioners coming in with surgeon's groups.
    To help address this, the new Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) Position Statement states that the APRN “…is required, as of January 1, 2016..." to complete a formal RNFA Program. The National Institute of First Assisting, Inc. (NIFA) is the nation’s largest RN First Assistant in surgery program for APRNs exclusively featured on the home page of AORN.

    For more information, visit: http://www.rnfa.org/brochure6dayAPR...

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  • Best Graduate Programs in Texas

    Posted Mar 10, 2016 by Dora Turner

    UTMB School of Nursing graduate programs were ranked #1 in Texas and #2 nationally by GraduatePrograms.com. These rankings are based strictly on student evaluations. UTMB takes great pride in their commitment to student success. You can view these rankings at: 2017 Top Online Nursing Programs

  • Best Online MSN Programs

    Posted Mar 10, 2016 by Dora Turner

    The UTMB Masters Program was awarded top honors for Best Online MSN Programs by BestColleges.com for 2016. Their data is based on the review of nearly 8,000 schools, and includes student resources, financial aid information, and databases including the College Board. For more information, please go to: http://www.bestcolleges.com/feature...

  • UTMB Faculty Elected to Academy of Master Clinicians

    Posted Mar 10, 2016 by Dora Turner

    Dr. Cheryl Juneau has been elected to the Academy of Master Clinicians. This is the highest honor that UTMB bestows on our clinicians. The induction ceremony will be held on April 18, 2016.
    Dr. Juneau is the Track Administrator for the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

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