University of Texas Medical Brand at Galveston Nursing School Review


The University of Texas Medical Brand at Galveston (UTMB) opened in 1891, and has 2,500 students enrolled per year. The campus includes four schools and is affiliated with several hospitals and clinics. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is affiliated with the University of Texas System.

The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing was initially called the John Sealy Hospital Training School for Nurses, when it opened in 1890. The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), with three tracks; BSN Traditional, Accelerated BSN and the RN-BSN Track. The School of Nursing also offers a Masters Nursing Program and a Nursing PhD program, which is taught online with a few on-campus classes yearly and can be entered from either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) level. In Spring 2012, the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, will begin offering a Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s degree. In a few years, the School of Nursing plans to begin offering a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which will be conducted completely online.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is taught online, in-class and via clinical practice. The program can be completed in four semesters full-time, with 16 to 18 hours in clinical practice and 10 to 12 hours in class and lab. The RN-BSN program is for Registered Nurses, who wish to pursue a degree in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the program is offered online.

The School of Nursing also offers an accelerated baccalaureate program for students who already have an undergraduate degree and wish to change careers. The program can be completed in three semesters full-time and graduates can apply to sit the NCLEX-RN degree to become a Registered Nurse. The School of Nursing offers a Nurse Educator Certificate, for nurses who wish to be involved in a career in education.

Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing offers several streams of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program including; Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Educator, and Nursing Leadership.

The School of Nursing also offers a PhD program, which students can apply to with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing to PhD program educates nurses to become educators, administrators or researchers in the field of nursing. BSN to PhD graduates do not earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and courses are taught both online and via seminars.

The Master of Science in Nursing to PhD program is for students that hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree and wish to purse a PhD program. Graduates pursue careers in research, education and health administration and is taught online.

The MSN to PhD program can be completed in two years full-time and the BSN to PhD program requires three years of full-time study. After the PhD courses are complete, a dissertation is required.

Contact:
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard,
Galveston, TX
77555, United States
(409) 772-1011

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