Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing


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Located just minutes from the Texas Medical Center, the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing offers students a great education and proximity to innovative medical facilities. A four-year program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) incorporates UST’s core curriculum, specific pre-nursing courses and courses in the nursing major. The curriculum focuses on patient-centered nursing using a newly developed curriculum based on a construct of healing and holistic care. This major prepares students for initial RN licensure and entry into the workforce.

Students must first be accepted to the University in order to be eligible for admission to the nursing program. Students will apply for admission to the nursing major offered during the junior and senior years.

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For questions about specific nursing pre-requisites, the nursing admission process and other specific program questions please contact us at:, 713-525-2163

Poldi Tschirch, PhD, RN, CNE, HN-BC, Dean and Professor

Angelina N. Chambers, Ph.D., RN, CNM, Associate Dean/Professor
Lucindra Campbell-Law, Ph.D., ANP, PMHNP, BC, Professor
Claudine Dufrene, Ph.D., RN-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor
Marilyn Haupt, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Kristina L. Leyden, Ph.D., MSN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor
Phyllis Kritek, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Professor
Yvette Rolle, DNP, MSN, CNE, OB, RNC
Christen D. Sadler, MSN, CNM, LCCE, Instructor in Nursing
Phyllis Waters, RN, Ph.D., Professor