College of Nursing

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Dean: Rosalie Mainous, Professor
Location: ASB 216, Denton
Phone: 940-898-2401
Fax: 940-898-2437

Assistant Dean, Denton: Damon Cottrell, Clinical Professor
Location: ASB 216N
Phone: 940-898-2401

Associate Dean, Dallas: Shelley Hawkins, Professor
Location: IHSD 7512
Phone: 214-689-6510

Associate Dean, Houston: Ainslie Nibert, Associate Professor
Location: Houston 7519
Phone: 713-794-2100

Graduate Degrees Offered

The College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree program (M.S.N.), the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Nursing Science program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (D.N.P.) program. The master’s and doctoral degrees are offered part-time or full-time.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Texas Woman's University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

The M.S.N. program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in the management and promotion of healthcare, and nursing education. Graduate study in nursing requires the acquisition and systematic application of knowledge and skills in nursing practice, nursing research, and nursing role. Critical thinking skills are enhanced through the study of nursing theory and research.

The D.N.P. program is designed to improve practice expertise and accelerate the translation of evidence into practice.  The D.N.P. prepares graduates to practice at the most advanced level of nursing and to improve practice and health outcomes.

The Ph.D. program is designed for nurses who have developed specialized expertise in health care. The primary goal of the program is to develop leaders, scholars, and researchers who will make a significant contribution to the nursing profession in the discovery, integration, application, and dissemination of knowledge.

Master of Science in Informatics

Informatics is the study and application of information science, computer science, cognitive science, and organizational science to the arts, sciences, and professions.  The Master of Science in Informatics program at TWU provides students with a flexible, adaptable, interprofessional, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Informatics in a hybrid learning environment.  The program will provide students with the skills needed for success in high-demand professions and careers in the areas of Clinical Informatics, Data Science/Data Analytics, Health Studies, Sports Informatics, and Community Informatics.  The program is delivered collaboratively by Academic Components including Computer Science, Nursing, Health Studies, Kinesiology, and Library and Information Studies.

Degrees/Certifications Offered by Campus

Masters Degrees or Certifications Campus/Center
Nurse Practitioner Programs
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care
Child Health
Women's Health
Nursing Health Systems Management (Minor: Health Care Administration or Business) Houston
Nursing Education (100% on line) Denton/Dallas/Houston