UT Health San Antonio’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree was ranked 67th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Nursing Schools Rankings: Doctor of Nursing Practice, released March 31.
The School of Nursing is linked to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, and University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
The rankings are based on 14 metrics grouped into four broad categories which include Quality Rating (40%), Faculty Resources (26.25%), DNP Student Selectivity, and Program Size (18.25%). 75%) and research activity (15%). Scores are based on data collected in surveys from fall 2021 to early 2022. Data has been normalized and weighted for the 2023 report, often used by prospective students to find programs that are best for them.
“At UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, we do whatever it takes to develop diverse nurse leaders to improve health and health care through education, research, practice, and leadership. community engagement. Our vision is to educate the next generation of nurses to promote health as an act of social justice and one that will reflect the communities they will serve,” said School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin , PhD, RN, FAAN.
The School of Nursing launched its Post-Masters of Nursing (MSN) program at DNP in 2012. As national standards progressed, the School of Nursing adopted and implemented important changes to address national and regional nursing shortages and to improve nursing education.
“We left the Masters in 2019 and started a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at DNP. This program is designed for nurses who already hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Nurses in the program can choose from advanced practice tracks including Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Public Health,” said Sara. Gill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.
The school has the potential to graduate 48 students this summer in the first cohort of full-time BSN to DNP students who started the program in 2019. It is expected that 56 students will graduate from the BSN to DNP program at the summer 2023. .
“UT Health San Antonio continues to be the leading school of choice in South Texas for nursing education. In addition to our current Nurse Practitioner pathways, we look forward to offering a new DNP Anesthesia Nurse pathway very soon. Several other nurse practitioner specialty tracks are being explored,” Dr. Gill said.
The School of Nursing is a public school with 107 full-time faculty members and a total of 248 graduate nursing enrollment. The application fee is $120 for US residents.