University of St. Thomas - Houston Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program students working in hospitalIf you’re ready to advance your nursing career and increase your earning potential, consider the UST Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. With UST’s unique focus on holistic healing, you’ll learn how to engage with a patient’s body, mind, and spirit to care for the whole person.  UST’s MSN program includes three concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, and Nursing and Healthcare Simulation.

Tailored for working nurses, UST’s MSN program is flexible. With full-time and part-time degree plan options, you can complete the MSN in 2-3 years while still working a full-time job.

Course work is online, with simulation labs being held at UST’s state of the art Center for Science and Health Professions.

The Graduate Nursing Student Success Center offers mentorship and guidance specifically for nursing students on how to balance work and graduate coursework, and how to develop professionally.

With UST’s state-of-the-art Center for Science and Health Professions and proximity to some of the nation’s leading hospitals and medical research organizations including the Texas Medical Center, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

Claudine Dufrene, Ph.D., RN-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor; Interim Dean, Peavy School of Nursing; Professor; and Sr. Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing; and Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in Nursing

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP, BC, Professor; Division Dean, Graduate Programs; and PMHNP Program Director; and Cullen Trust for Healthcare Endowed Chair in Nursing

Michael E. Sullivan, DBe, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director; and Title V Project Director

Claudine Dufrene, Ph.D., RN-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor; Interim Dean, Peavy School of Nursing; Professor; and Sr. Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing; and Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in Nursing

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP, BC, Professor; Division Dean, Graduate Programs; and PMHNP Program Director; and Cullen Trust for Healthcare Endowed Chair in Nursing

Kristina L. Leyden, Ph.D., MSN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor;
Director, BSN Program; Co-Director NIGP Grant; and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza Endowed Chair in Nursing

Deborah Klesel, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor; Director, ABSN Program

Vanessa Arline, MSN/Ed, RN, MSRN-BC, Assistant Professor

Lauren Delumpa, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Assistant Professor

Jill Laughlin, DNP, PNP-BC, PMHS-BC, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor

Majmundar, Priya, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor

Karen O’Brien, Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC,  Associate Professor

Mayra Paredes, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor

Katherine Simpson, MSN, APRN-C, CVRN-II, CNRN, LNC, Assistant Professor

Michael E. Sullivan, DBe, RN, FACHE, Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director; and Title V Project Director

Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Assistant Professor

Mary Anne Vincent, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

Phyllis Waters, Ph.D., RN Professor; Carol and Peavy Endowed Chair in Nursing

A Lucrative Profession with Purpose

University of St. Thomas - Houston Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program - RN in hospitalMost people enter the health professions with the drive to help people. What’s wonderful about nursing is that it also offers tremendous career opportunities. The UST MSN can empower you to be a

  • Clinical leader
  • Expert in Clinical Simulation
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator

No matter which area you choose, you have the potential to attain a level of financial and professional flexibility that those without graduate degrees often cannot.

Requirements Disclaimer:
This is an online program and international students cannot maintain or obtain F-1 student visa or status or I-20 form through this program.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of St. Thomas is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.