Texas Woman’s University Nursing School Review

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is the country’s largest university mainly for women. With campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston, as well as online courses, Texas Woman’s University has graduated almost 15,000 students in 10 years. More healthcare professionals graduate from Texas Woman’s University than any other Texas-based university. Texas Woman’s University is also known for its research in diabetes and stroke, osteoporosis and childhood obesity.

Texas Woman’s University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, a PhD in Nursing and a Doctoral Program in Nursing Science, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year program combining coursework and clinical practicum. Upon graduation, students are able to apply to write the licensure examination, which will award individuals with their Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, so that they can work in clinics, home health, public schools and hospitals. The Dallas campus offers weekend classes over six semesters, which is only for students who already hold a bachelors or masters degree in another field, but wish to become a Registered Nurse. All undergraduate programs are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education. The RN – BSN program is taught entirely online for RNs who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Many students wish to complete the program part-time, however, it can be completed in one year full-time. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade before applying and all applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. Deadline for application is May 1 for the Fall semester, September 15 for the Spring semester and February 1 for the Summer semester.

Master’s Programs

Texas Woman’s University offers several different Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs including; Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leaders, Nursing Education, Nursing Health Systems Management, RN MS, Post Baccalaureate RN MS, and Post MS Certificate.

The Nurse Practitioner program includes several different streams including; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. GRE scores are required for all masters programs, as is an RN license, two letters of reference, a graduate-level research course and a graduate-level nursing course. Applicants must also complete a personal essay, which outlines why the applicant wants to purse a Masters of Science in Nursing degree, and hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Doctoral Programs

The PhD in Nursing is taught at the Denton and Houston campuses. At the Denton campus, the PhD is available online and offered in a combination of in-person and online courses at the Houston campus. Students can attend courses either full-time or part-time at both Denton and Houston, with a focus on women’s health issues. Graduates often go on to become teachers or researchers. The Doctor of Nurse Practice is higher education for Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives and builds on clinical expertise and healthcare informatics technologies.

Texas Woman’s University
304 Administration Drive
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204
(940) 898.2000