College of Nursing

Interim Dean: Paula Clutter, Professor
Phone: 713-794-2137
Location: Houston, Room 7519

Interim Associate Dean, Denton: Jo-Ann Stankus, Associate Professor
Phone: 940-898- 2401
Location: ASB 124

Interim Associate Dean, Dallas: Kristine Morris, Associate Clinical Professor
Phone: 214-689-6510
Location: Room 7512

Interim Associate Dean, Houston: Sandra Cesario, Professor
Phone: 713-794-2110
Location: Room 7525

Graduate Degrees Offered

*Contact hours noted in course descriptions are based on an assumed 15-week semester. Contact hours are adjusted proportionately dependent upon differing semester lengths.

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 Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree, the Master of Science in Nursing degree, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree 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 with advanced nursing degrees who assume leadership roles as a nurse practitioner or a nurse educator. Graduate study in nursing requires the acquisition and systematic application of knowledge and skills in nursing practice, the use of evidence to guide that practice, an advanced understanding of nursing within larger systems and nursing role. Critical thinking skills are enhanced through the study of advanced nursing practice.

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, to address health disparities, to make system wide impact, and to improve health outcomes.

The Ph.D. program is designed for nurses who wish to focus on a research career in a specialized area of expertise.  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.

Masters Degrees or Certifications Campus/Center
Nurse Practitioner Programs
Family NP
Online and Hybrid programs from Dallas and Houston with immersion experience in Dallas
Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP
Online with Dallas Immersion Experience
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP
Online with Dallas Immersion
Pediatric NP - Primary Care
Online with Dallas Immersion Experience
Women's Health NP
Online with Dallas Immersion Experience
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
Online with supervision (pending THECB and SACS approval)
Nursing Education Online