Nursing Students


The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing offers nursing programs for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each nursing program is designed to prepare students for the clinical demands of the nursing field through strong academics and practice.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate nursing programs prepare students to be registered nurses who are proficient in general care and pave the road for graduate study and research in nursing.

Graduate Programs

Graduate nursing programs prepare students for advanced practice, research, and leadership roles and promote the development of expertise in select areas of nursing.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

BSN program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. Graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

Students and faculty enjoy the informal meeting areas.

Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADN-BSN)

Applicants with an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) should apply through the university’s external transfer admission process. Accepted ADN applicants will take course work with the other BSN students.

Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing

Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing (AE-MSN)

AE-MSN program is designed for people holding baccalaureate or graduate degrees in disciplines other than nursing and who are interested in pursuing both their Registered Nurse (RN) License and Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

MSN program is designed to provide the opportunity for advanced study in select areas of nursing science, professional foundations, related sciences, and modes of systematic inquiry related to advanced and specialized professional nursing practice.

Alternate Entry Doctor of Philosophy

Alternate Entry Doctor of Philosophy (AE-PhD)

AE-PhD program is designed for those who hold baccalaureate or graduate degrees in disciplines other than nursing. Each program of study allows an individualized plan of coursework consisting of prescribed graduate level RN foundation courses, and master’s level courses.

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctoral program prepares students to become researchers and to assume advanced leadership roles in nursing and health care delivery. Each student selects a focus area based on their nursing background, interests, and goals.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

DNP program was developed to meet the demand for practitioners able to practice and to provide leadership at the highest levels of healthcare and to meet the demand for highly prepared clinical faculty for schools of nursing.

Certificate Programs

Nursing students

Teaching Nursing Certificate Program

The Certificate in Teaching Nursing is designed for nurses who are seeking to enhance their teaching pedagogy/skills and also for those who are seeking an academic career in teaching nursing.

Nursing Students

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate Programs

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs are designed for those nurses who have a master’s in nursing and wish to complete the course work necessary to sit for national certification as an APRN.