The School of Nursing is one of the departments in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Lectures, labs and faculty are located primarily in the Nursing/Math Building. Clinical experience is provided by various clinical agencies within the community. The curriculum of the School of Nursing allows for planning for each individual's background, needs and interests. The curriculum plan includes courses in general education, science, the humanities and a nursing core. Some clinical application courses allow for practice in areas of the student's interest.
The School of Nursing offers the following:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year program in which the students complete prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years. After being accepted into the nursing program, students complete two years of nursing courses, as well as necessary clinical experience. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing and the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
RN-Transition Track supports the concept of encouraging nurses who have completed their education in either an associate degree or diploma program to achieve a baccalaureate degree in nursing. In order to achieve this goal, the transition program was established to facilitate the educational goals of the student who has previously passed the NCLEX-RN and has current licensure as a registered nurse.
Master's in Nursing Program is offered with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, with distance learning classroom space provided by the School of Nursing.
Graduates of the program will:
- demonstrate effective leadership that fosters independent thinking and collaborative communication.
- reflect in practice the use of a value system congruent with the profession of nursing.
- demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the interrelationship of the art and science of nursing.
- use a broad background in other academic areas including the physical, behavioral sciences and humanities.
- attain a theoretical and conceptual base for the practice of nursing.
- function as a safe and effective generalist in traditional and nontraditional settings.
- continue professional and personal growth and development in current and future roles in nursing.
Student Nurses Associations
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is available to nursing students to enhance their personal and professional development and networking skills.
- provide programs that address current and future professional interests and concerns
- aid in the development of the whole individual on a personal and professional level of life.
- will have direct input in standards of nursing education and influence the educational process
- promote and participate in community activities
- promote and encourage recruitment and participation in student activities and educational opportunities
- promote and encourage collaborative efforts among all health care organizations
For more information, contact the School of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.3604.