University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Nursing School Review

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, commonly referred to as the UT Health Science Center, is home to over 3,000 students every year and is affiliated with over 100 hospitals and clinics in the community. The university was established in 1959, and has eight campuses in four cities.

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC, UTHSC-SA, or UT-HSC) at San Antonio has two Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs, traditional and accelerated. The traditional BSN is two-years long and is intended for students entering the nursing profession. The accelerated BSN is 15 months long, and is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing, and are interested in a career change.

The traditional BSN program accepts students for the Spring and Fall semesters and applications are submitted online. The accelerated program only accepts students once a year for a program start in May. In order to apply to both the traditional and accelerated BSN, applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and have completed prerequisite courses. A minimum 3.0 GPA in prerequisite courses is required. As of Spring 2013, applicants must have completed all science prerequisite courses, as well as 53 of the 62 prerequisites. Applicants must also submit transcripts and submit TEAS scores.

Graduate Programs

The College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, which is for students who already hold a BSN degree and want to pursue further nursing education. There are several available majors including; Administrative Management, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Applicants to the MSN program must apply online and hand in transcripts from all post-secondary education, must hold a BSN, and must be a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants must also possess CPR certification, provide proof of immunizations and current health insurance. Applicants are required to submit a personal essay, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and provide professional references. The application deadline for the Fall semester is January 10th and the Spring semester deadline is July 1st.

The College of Nursing also has an Alternate Entry Masters Degree for ADN/Diploma RNs, which is for students to complete the BSN degree at the same time as graduate education. Students must complete their Master degree in either Administrative Management or Clinical Nurse Leader. The Post-MSN Certificate is intended for students who hold an MSN degree and would like to specialize in Acute Care, Family, Pediatric or Family Psychiatric Mental Health.

The College of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program. The degree is research-based and graduates pursue careers as clinical nurses, scientists and faculty. Applicants are accepted only once a year, and the semester begins in the Fall. Applicants must hold a Bachelor in Nursing or Master in Nursing degree and be a licensed Registered Nurse. GRE results, a personal essay and references must be included in the application. Applicants must have CPR certification and submit an immunization record, as well as health insurance and submit to a criminal background check and complete an interview.

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive,
San Antonio, TX
78229-3901, United States
(210) 567-6535