School of Nursing

Meeting society’s health care needs.

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin represents a strong community committed to addressing the health care challenges of the 21st century. Acknowledging that our future is linked to how well we respond to the evolving needs of a diverse population, we strive to create an advanced learning experience for nursing students that prepares you to adapt to—and direct—an ever-changing health care environment. Through innovative classroom, clinical and community activities designed to promote public health, we position you for leadership roles in health care settings of the future and rewarding careers that will enrich society.

Degree Programs

Nursing student helping patient during hospital simulation.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Learn to work in a wide variety of clinical settings as you train to become a registered nurse and build the necessary foundation for graduate study and research in nursing.

Nursing students

Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing

Designed for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing to complete an accelerated nursing program in three years.

Nursing group studying model of internal organs.

Master of Science in Nursing

Study in areas of nursing science, leadership and advanced specialized professional nursing practice.

Nurses discussing musculoskeletal model.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Set out on an individualized course of study based on your goals and interests, preparing for research and advanced leadership roles in nursing and health care delivery.

Nursing Practice degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Provides the highest level of professional nursing education for nurses, via a terminal degree in nursing practice which advances the education and leadership competencies of nurses, preparing graduates for increasingly complex practice and clinical specialization leadership roles.

Nurse helping patient at community clinic.

Community Outreach

Whether it’s assisting the underserved in clinics or promoting public health and wellness, we’re dedicated to our community.

Person using a diabetes monitor.


Researchers at the School of Nursing are leading the way in patient outcomes research, end-of-life care, and ethics and gerontology.