Andy and Barbara Gessner's $20 Million gift addresses the nursing labor shortage, honors their mothers and continues their legacy of support for the University of Houston.
Welcome to the Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing
A transformational $20 million gift from UH alumnus Andy Gessner and wife Barbara creates lasting impact on the nursing profession and its future nurse leaders, educators and clinicians. In recognition, the college has been renamed the Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing.
Graduate Admission DeadlinesApply for Fall Semester - June 1
The Gessner College of Nursing offers excellent, affordable and flexible undergraduate and graduate degree programs for those individuals interested in pursuing or advancing a career in nursing. Students who already have a university degree can become a nurse in our Second Degree program.
Our BSN, MSN and DNP programs are approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and have BSN full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The University of Houston is an institutional member of the Texas Medical Center.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at the University of Houston Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
College by the Numbers
- Top 8%For First Time NCLEX-RN Pass Rates (2020)
- 100%NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2020)
- 100%FNP First-Time Certification Pass Rate (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)
- Award Recipient: Insight into Diversity Health Professions HEED Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022)
- 100%Employment Rate for BSN graduates (2021)
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