The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting organization for eleven states in the southeastern United States, including Texas. The School of Nursing offers 4 degree programs, the BSNMSNDNP, and PhD. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master’s degree in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has over 800 students, 24 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and 60 clinical/non-tenure track faculty. School of Nursing faculty are involved in research in health promotion and disease prevention among underserved populations. Areas of research strength include adolescent and women's health, quality of life among older adults and persons with disabilities, self-management of chronic conditions and cross-disciplinary research that incorporates physiological and technological advances into a nursing focus.

In addition, the School has two wellness centers, the Family Wellness Center, which provides primary healthcare for underserved families in Austin and Travis County, and the Children's Wellness Center, which provides primary healthcare for 3000 children and their families in Del Valle.