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If you are asking yourself, "why should I consider the University of Texas at Arlington?" ...
The University of Texas at Arlington RN-BSN program has been rated as one of the most highly ranked and well regarded nursing programs in the nation. Now, see how UTA changes lives...
The University of Texas at Arlington Academic Programs
The traditional BSN program is designed for students who desire to be licensed and practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). This pre-licensure program will prepare the student to utilize the vast knowledge gained and safely practice evidence-based nursing.
The RN-BSN program is designed for nurses who currently have a Diploma in Nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing and are looking to further their education with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our number one nationally ranked program offers online and in classroom options for students.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The MSN programs offered at the University of Texas at Arlington are diverse in selection and complex in their difficulty. The MSN programs prepare students for advanced practice, management, and research endeavors.
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Nurse Practitioner MSN Degree
- Online MSN
- Post-Master's Certificates
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
The Nurse Practitioner programs are available as MSN degree programs as well as post-MSN certificate programs. To be qualified to complete a certificate program, Nurse Practitioners must have completed an MSN from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program.
Side note: Some NP programs require Saturday courses and events. Make sure you are able to attend before applying for the program.
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Population Specific Programs - Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
The PhD programs at the University of Texas at Arlington are available for those nurses who have completed their nursing degree that culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Program options are available for BSN-PhD and MSN-PhD. The program prepares nurse scientists to improve health outcomes for diverse and vulnerable populations by reducing health disparities.
Programs are available as blended learning, online and on-campus programs. Students do not have to meet face-to-face each week as it varies how often each semester thus saving the student valuable time traveling to campus.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The 36 credit doctorate level Nursing Practice program builds upon the Master's degree knowledge for nurses interested in advancing into leadership, clinical experience, and innovation. The program is based upon evidence-based research. Courses surround the concept of leadership, translation of evidence based-research into clinical relevancy, epidemiology, health policy, as well as specialized clinical practice.
The DNP curriculum meets the AACN essentials for the Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. The baccalaureate, masters and DNP programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation are accredited by the CCNE.
Mentoring Program for Doctoral Students
Unlike other university Nursing programs, the University of Texas at Arlington offers a mentoring program for students who are attending a doctorate level course. The mentoring program offers an opportunity for doctorate level students to be matched with faculty or community leaders for support throughout their program.
Our faculty and advisory staff at the University of Texas at Arlington are truly dedicated as they strive to make your learning experience positive, productive, and valuable as you rise to meet and surpass your goals as a Nurse.
The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The baccalaureate, masters and DNP programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranked the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s master's program No. 92 in the nation, its doctor of nursing practice program No. 101, and its online graduate program No. 87.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 9 in the nation for veteran friendliness by College Factual.
UTA’s Online Master of Nursing program was ranked No. 25 on Graduate Program.com’s 2017 Top Graduate Schools list.
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is ranked No. 6 on ValueColleges.com's Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN list.
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees were ranked Nos. 35 and 42 respectively, in Value Colleges’ 2016 Top 50 Best Value Online college lists.
#1 in Texas for Veterans - Military Times, 2017
#1 among national public universities for graduating students with the least debt - US News & World Report, 2018
#5 in the nation for undergraduate diversity - US News & World Report, 2018
The Princeton Review included UTA on its list of The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition.
UTA was ranked No. 8 in ValueColleges.com's Best Online Colleges in Texas.