Attending the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston means you will focus on holistic nursing. This is a form of nursing that engages with a patient’s body, mind and spirit to care for the whole person.
To build an effective relationship with patients and facilitate their healing, nurses need to speak articulately, write clearly, reason well and make good decisions. Those “process skills” are strengthened through the University's core curriculum and in the small classes you’ll find in the nursing program.
You’ll study in our Center for Science and Health Professions which offers ample study spaces, large labs and state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on learning.
Our Second-Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program offers a fast track for students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees to earn their BSN in as few as 12 months. Its hybrid learning model combines online learning, skills and simulation labs at a program site in the Houston metro area and clinical rotations at some of the city’s top healthcare facilities.
UST’s school of nursing program in Houston offers a fast track option of going from a BSN to a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice). Nursing leaders from hospitals in the nearby Texas Medical Center district and throughout the region collaborated on the DNP program’s development. It was shaped around competencies they look for in job candidates. Because we have relationships with these hospitals, our graduates have always been highly sought after for employment opportunities.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).