College of Nursing

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

The College of Nursing offers the Master of Science degree program (M.S.), 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 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. 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.

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