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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  • 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!

  • Neonatal Nurse Pracitioner Job Opening

    Posted Sep 15, 2016 by Dora Turner
  • MSN Program Director Awarded Grant

    Posted Aug 25, 2016 by Dora Turner

    Maureen Wilder, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, associate professor and Master's Program Director in the School of Nursing, was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration entitled, "Adding Practice Partnerships for Learning to Advance Underserved Service Efficiency."

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    Maureen Wilder, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, associate professor and Master’s Program Director in the School of Nursing, was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration entitled, “Adding Practice Partnerships for Learning to Advance Underserved Service Efficiency.”

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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

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