Message from the Dean

Pamela G. Watson

Pamela G. Watson, RN, ScD

Welcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) website. We have endeavored to design a friendly site that can be navigated with ease by all of our users. There is a broad spectrum of visitors to this site. Meeting the needs of all users is a challenge the School welcomes.

Potential student applicants will find information about pathways to the bachelors degree, (Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-BSN), masters degree opportunities (Nurse Practitioner specialties, Leadership and Nurse Educator options) and doctoral degree programs (BSN to PhD, on-line PhD and DNP).

The UTMB School of Nursing exists to contribute the greater good by preparing the best in professional nurses, whether at the entry level to practice; the advanced master’s degree or the scholarly scientific level of the PhD. With the new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program becoming available soon, we will be educating the best in advanced practice academic clinicians.

As Dean of the UTMB SON, I am committed to lead this first nursing school in Texas to excel in education, practice and research.

I feel very fortunate to be leading the School with its extraordinarily talented faculty, staff, and students. Perhaps you will consider joining us at UTMB on beautiful Galveston Island.

Pamela G. Watson, RN, ScD
Dean and Professor
Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair
UTMB Vice President for Education