School of Nursing

Outside the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler

School of Nursing

Shape the Care and Well-Being of East Texas

From registered nurses on the front lines of healthcare delivery to the doctoral-prepared clinicians and researchers contributing to nursing’s scholarly output, The University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Nursing prepares graduates for careers as caring, community-oriented professionals serving East Texas and the nation.

We are the third-largest nursing school in Texas, providing high-quality, hands-on education since 1975. Our programs are consistently ranked as some of the best in the country, and our results speak for themselves: our pass rates for the NCLEX-RN exam exceed state and national averages. Our outstanding faculty and staff consisting of practitioners, leaders and researchers drive our success. Three locations across East Texas and flexible degree options including online courses make our programs accessible for students and help meet the growing demand for nursing professionals. Moreover, this convenience allows students to stay engaged in their communities as professionals, advocates and caring members.

Degrees & Programs

Enter the nursing profession, advance your skills or prepare for research and leadership with bachelor’s and graduate programs offered on three campuses and online.

Two undergraduate female students from The University of Texas at Tyler's School of Nursing have a discussion


With options in Tyler, Palestine and Longview, as well as traditional and accelerated BSN tracks, pick a program that fits your needs. Choose from online or on-site programs, and complete your studies part or full time.

Graduates from The University of Texas at Tyler's School of Nursing hold their diplomas during convocation

Graduate Degree

Online and hybrid options in a variety of specialties graduate advanced, community-focused clinicians, leaders, educators and researchers ready to serve East Texas. Explore MSN, DNP and PhD programs based on your career stage and goals.

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Certificates in Nursing

Receive specialized training at the graduate level to focus your nursing skills in family practice, nurse management, mental health and more disciplines. All our certificates use an online or hybrid format.

Rachel Smith, a BSN student slated to graduate from UT Tyler in 2024
Inside the classroom, UT Tyler feels like a small school in that almost every professor I’ve had has been genuinely interested in helping me to succeed not only in their classroom but in my career as well. Their advice and willingness to help you find the resources you need are invaluable.

Rachel Smith


Hands-on Preparation for the Texas Nursing Workforce

Hands-on Training for the Texas Nursing Workforce

Expand the Meaning of Patient Care

At UT Tyler, patient care and research go hand in hand. Our faculty conduct exciting studies throughout the year to advance nursing science, design better treatments, advocate for more effective policies and improve the overall quality of life in East Texas. As a student, you have the opportunity to take part in medical breakthroughs, use the resources of our research centers or spearhead your own projects.

Be Part of the Solution

Research at the School of Nursing

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Train in Your Community, for Your Community

Our three locations and variety of options mean you can receive the education you need close to home. Conveniently complete your clinical experiences where you live, at your workplace or at one of our partner organizations around East Texas.

Tap Into Your Vocation

Explore Our Campuses

A female nursing student practicing in a simulation lab

Interactive Education for the Real World

Here, learning goes beyond the classroom and textbooks. Our state-of-the-art facilities on all three campuses reinforce your skills and present more hands-on opportunities. Our NextGen Hospital, for example, is a simulation and skills lab that replicates a real hospital environment. Find your way around patient rooms, practice your techniques on high-fidelity simulators and become familiar with commonly used healthcare technologies. Throughout your studies, you are paired with a preceptor who serves as a coach and career mentor. Our faculty also actively engage with each student and are ready to guide you on this exciting chapter through one-on-one check-ins.

We Support You, Every Step of the Way

Simulation and Skills Lab 

School of Nursing Faculty

School of Nursing by the Numbers


Degrees & Certificates

From BSN to doctoral programs, find a program to reach your professional goals.


Campus Locations

Our campuses at Tyler, Palestine and Longview, in addition to online programs, make a quality nursing education more accessible and affordable.


Pass Rate on State Licensure Exams

Graduate prepared for the workforce and with the up-to-date skills you need to provide the best care in East Texas (based on spring 2023 results).


Dr. Deborah Crumpler, CCRN, from The University of Texas at Tyler's School of Nursing
The learning process is a combination of setting mutually agreed-upon goals for success, capitalizing on each student’s strengths. We assist students in accomplishing those goals through a supportive, mentoring relationship in which students are active participants.

Dr. Deborah Crumpler, CCRN

Clinical Associate Professor, Longview University Center BSN Site Coordinator

Meet Professor Crumpler

Contact Us

UT Tyler School of Nursing - Advising
Braithwaite Bldg.
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (903) 566-7320