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 EducationNursing Leadership, Nursing and Healthcare Simulation and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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
Executive Dean, Associate Professor
Sr. Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing

Lucindra Campbell-Law, PhD, APRN, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Graduate Nursing Division Dean, Professor
Cullen Trust Endowed Chair for Health Care in Nursing

Michael E. Sullivan, DBe, HEC-C, FACHE, Associate Professor
Program Director/Chair-Graduate Studies
Program Director- Title V
Cameron School of Business
Program Director- Healthcare Administration(MHA)

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

Cheryl-Lynn Carson, MSN, BScN, RN, Assistant Professor

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

Jessica Granger, MSN, RN, CEN, Visiting Professor

Sarah A. Hirsch, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, Assistant Professor

Connie Martinez, DNP,WHCNP,RNC, Assistant Professor

Mayra Paredes, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, Assistant Professor

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

Mary Anne Vincent, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

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

Jillian Weber, PhD, RN, CNL Assistant Professor

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

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of St. Thomas are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (