About Us

Our school employs a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation for clinical education which is accredited in the area of Teaching/Education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs. We are the only school of nursing in San Antonio to hold this accreditation. We also employ a growing patient care practice providing primary and acute care at our own clinic, , and at a variety of community partner sites. As leaders in community outreach, we also operate a mobile health unit used for disaster relief and other missions. Students will enjoy a variety of clinical rotations and our low student-to-faculty ratio. With more than 330 clinical affiliates, we secure preceptors for our students鈥攇uaranteed.

Our expert faculty holds prestigious endowed chairs and 16 of our faculty are聽Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. In addition, three of our faculty are Fellows of the聽American Association of Nurse Practitioners聽and聽two of our faculty are Fellows in the Academy of Nursing Education.

Our School of Nursing is one of six schools at 亚洲无码, the only academic health science center in South Texas and chief catalyst for San Antonio鈥檚 thriving $42.4 billion health care and biosciences sector. For 50+ years, we have educated nurse leaders, clinicians, scientists, and teachers to serve the diverse and underserved 38-county population of South Texas. We are a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

The school offers five academic programs consisting of BSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates. Our current enrollment consists of 300 graduate students and 789 undergraduate students, including 33% first-generation college students and 21% male nursing students, almost twice the national average.

Students enjoy learning opportunities at our state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation for clinical education, as well as a growing patient care practice providing primary and acute care at our own clinic, and at a variety of community partner sites. As leaders in community outreach, we also operate a mobile health unit used for disaster relief and other missions.

Faculty enjoy a wide range of engagement through our research programs, Center for 亚洲无码-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children and a new Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies. Collaborative, interprofessional research opportunities include the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer鈥檚 & Neurodegenerative Disease, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, Center for Research to Advance 亚洲无码 Health and more. Our School of Nursing is home to some of the most unique population health and community-based health research in the region and in the state of Texas. Faculty scholarship is supported by a dedicated team in the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship.

We are expanding our specialist network, faculty practice and community partnerships to advance innovative sustainable models of health care and increase health equity. With a total of $13.9 million in philanthropic care provided to the community from 2019 to 2020鈥攚e truly live our missions in Texas and beyond.

Our Inspiration

We draw our inspiration from the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, who is known as the 鈥渓ady with the lamp.鈥 Nightingale鈥檚 tireless contributions to nursing and health care are seen in the best practices employed by nursing professionals and health care organizations around the world, today.聽
Nightingale and many notable diverse leaders in nursing share a common purpose with our 亚洲无码 School of Nursing that we observe still today in our patient-centric missions, our vision and our values.

Faculty

Administration

School of Nursing

Dean聽Sonya Renae Hardin PhD, MBA/MHA, APRN, FAAN

Nursing Advisory Council

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7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

Sonya Renae Hardin PhD

"Passion, progress, impact聽鈥 These are just a few of the elements that enable our School of Nursing to influence the future of health care every day. As we continue to educate some of the finest nursing students, our graduates can be found making a difference 鈥 conducting research, providing patient care, leading community partnerships, and educating patients and students. Together, we are making a lasting impact by promoting health as an act of social justice."

Sonya Renae Hardin PhD, MBA/MHA, APRN, FAAN

98%

NCLEX Pass Rate

11

Memoranda of Understanding with international universities

11,000+

Alumni

800+

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

School of Nursing graduates

Alumni

Graduates of our School of Nursing join our more than 11,000 alumni in Texas, across the nation and around the world. For five generations, our School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education in South Texas. Our alumni keep informed on news from our school through our magazine and communications from our alumni office at 亚洲无码.

Our doors opened in 1969

On May 29, 1969, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to establish The University of Texas System School of Nursing at San Antonio in response to a nursing shortage. The San Antonio school along with schools in Austin, Galveston, Arlington, Houston, and El Paso comprised the University of Texas System School of Nursing under the leadership of President Marilyn Willman Ph.D. Dr. Margretta Styles became the first Dean of the School of Nursing at San Antonio and was elected President of the American Nurses Association. Pioneering the School of Nursing alongside Dr. Styles, were four faculty members, Debra Hymovich, Nancy Maebius, Suellen Reed, and Ruth Stewart.

Nightingale Statue