UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s undergraduate program ranks in top 5% on U.S. News & World Report list

School moves up 14 spots to No. 29 nationally, first in South Texas

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu

SAN ANTONIO – UT Health San Antonio is ranked in the top 5% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings just released, and first in South Texas.

The institute’s School of Nursing moved up 14 spots to No. 29 in the Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs category, out of 681 programs meeting criteria to be ranked nationwide, and third statewide out of 35 schools ranked. The school also currently ranks No. 67 nationally in the Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) graduate category by U.S. News & World Report.

“Our ranking reflects growing recognition of our stellar reputation and the excellence of our faculty, students and graduates,” said Cynthia O’Neal, PhD, RN, associate dean of undergraduate studies for the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing. “We continue to focus on preparing baccalaureate degree nurses who see the promotion of health as an act of social justice and who will be leaders in improving the health of communities.

“We are at the forefront of academic nursing, leading excellence through our innovative teaching, quality research, compassionate care and community service,” she said.

The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing offers five academic programs, consisting of BSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates, and is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the nursing profession. First-generation college students represent one-third of its enrollment, with a total student body of more than 800.

The school also operates a growing patient-care practice that provides primary and acute care at its Wellness 360 clinics, both on campus and at a variety of community partner sites. To learn more, go to https://www.uthscsa.edu/academics/nursing.

U.S. News & World Report determines its rankings through peer assessment surveys based on the overall quality of bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs, rated by top academics and officials at nursing schools or departments across the nation.

Schools can only be included in the survey if they have bachelor’s-level accreditation by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. In addition, these regionally accredited institutions must have recently awarded at least 40 BSN degrees.

Now in its 38th year, the publication’s Best Colleges rankings overall evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. The rankings each year are designed to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility and graduate indebtedness.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), a primary driver of San Antonio’s $42.4 billion health care and biosciences sector, is the largest research university in South Texas with an annual research portfolio of $350 million. Driving substantial economic impact with its five professional schools, a diverse workforce of 7,200, an annual operating budget of more than $1 billion and a clinical practice that provides more than 2 million patient visits each year, UT Health San Antonio plans to add more than 1,500 higher-wage jobs over the next five years to serve San Antonio, Bexar County and South Texas. To learn about the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit http://uthscsa.edu.

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