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Welcome to the School of Nursing


Welcome to the University of Houston School of Nursing, where we offer excellent and flexible programs for those busy nurses who want to obtain a bachelor's degree, those interested in advancing their nursing career with a graduate degree or those students who already have a university degree and want to become a nurse in our Second Degree program. The programs are approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and have full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The University of Houston is an institutional member of the Texas Medical Center.

RN to BSN  APPLY NOW for SPRING AND FALL admission. The RN to BSN completion program is specifically for working nurses who have completed their associate degree and subsequent RN licensure to advance their professional qualifications while continuing to live and work within the community.

Second Degree BSN SPRING Admission only.
The Second Degree BSN program is a 12-month, intensive, full-time program for people holding bachelor's or master's degrees in other fields who want to become registered nurses (RNs). This program is designed to facilitate a career change for the more mature and experienced student. Currently UHV has the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate of any university in the gulf coast area of Texas. This program is offered at the UH Sugar Land campus in Sugar Land, Texas. Next deadline for application and all supporting documents for the Second Degree BSN program is August 15, 2017.

MSN (With options in nursing education, nursing administration and family nurse practitioner) APPLY NOW for SPRING and FALL admission. The School of Nursing offers a Master's of Science in Nursing degree with tracks for Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The Master's of Science Nursing degree is offered in Victoria and the greater Houston area including Sugar Land and UH main campus. Innovative educational delivery and part-time study is available. All FNP tract courses are offered at the UHSL campus.  Travel each semester within the UH service area which includes Victoria, Fort Bend, and the greater Houston area will be necessary to satisfy program requirements.

The master's degree program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in nursing education and nursing administration. The family nurse practitioner track prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in advance nursing practice. Graduate study in nursing requires the acquisition and systematic application of knowledge and skills in nursing practice, evidence-based practices, and nursing roles. Advanced critical thinking skills in nursing are enhanced through the study of theory and research.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

To find out more about these programs and their requirements please email: