The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is one of the leading nursing schools in the nation, with a history of excellence in academics, research, and service. We earn this distinction because of our:
- Diverse, engaged students taught by dedicated faculty
- Cutting-edge research conducted by nursing school faculty focusing on health behaviors and health promotion across the lifespan
- Service through our community-based clinics
- Collaborative partnerships
The UT Austin School of Nursing prepares its students for rewarding careers that enrich the practical world and help further nursing research.
Undergraduate students at the UT Austin School of Nursing graduate with practice and leadership skills in nursing. Graduate students leave the nursing school ready for opportunities in advanced practice, leadership, administration, education, and research.
Not only is the School of Nursing a leader in academics, it also ranks among the top nursing schools in federal research funding.
Research at the School of Nursing focuses on health behaviors and health promotion across the lifespan. The health promotion focus has developed largely because of our location in Central Texas and the southwestern United States, where there are large numbers of people who:
- Live in poverty
- Have little or no medical insurance
- Live in medically underserved communities
- Suffer from chronic health problems
In order to meet the healthcare needs of the underserved in Central Texas, the University of Texas School of Nursing manages two community-based wellness centers:
Our community-based wellness centers provide almost 11,000 primary health care visits to low-income, uninsured men, women, and children in Austin and Travis County. These centers also serve as clinical practice sites for nursing school students and provide community-based settings for pilot research studies and major federally funded projects.