School of Nursing BSN
The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing focuses on excellence in nursing education, leadership, research, and evidence-based patient care. The vision is “working together to create wonders in nursing education.” Graduates are prepared to practice nursing as part of the health care team in providing evidence-based, patient-centered care. Graduates are effective communicators and leaders in the profession.
UTMB’s BSN curriculum prepares students to become competent registered nurses to give patient-centered care in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, home care and other health care agencies.
UTMB Health School of Nursing BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and has three tracks:
- The Traditional track offers a 4-semester course sequence that is taught on-campus.
- The Accelerated track has a hybrid online/on-campus curriculum completed in 3 semesters, and is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field.
Upon completion of all program requirements, graduates in the Traditional and Accelerated tracks are prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse.
- The RN-BSN track is online, designed specifically for registered nurses seeking a BSN degree, and offers an alternative to traditional educational approaches.
A successful graduate of the BSN program at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing will demonstrate the ability to:
- Critically apply the nursing process to implement evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered nursing care.
- Participate in interprofessional healthcare teams to create a therapeutic and safe environment that results in high quality patient outcomes.
- Use effective oral, written, and electronic communication to facilitate information sharing, care giving, and interprofessional collaboration.
- Demonstrate leadership skills in the management and coordination of nursing care across the lifespan to promote health, provide healing, and prevent injury and disease for individuals, families, and populations.
- Manifest core values of nursing practice and ethical principles to maintain the highest standards of professionalism in the provision of culturally appropriate care.
- Analyze the impact of health policy, finance, and regulations on patients and professional nursing practice in healthcare systems.
- Assume accountability for personal and professional behaviors when providing, managing, and coordinating nursing care and evaluating one’s own practice.