Palestine Campus

A drone shot of Mathis Hall at the UT Tyler Palestine Campus.

Palestine Campus


Pursue Your Passion for Nursing Close to Home

Shaping the future of East Texas involves a two-part strategy: providing accessible programs close to you and graduating innovative, driven professionals ready to make an impact from day one. The UT Tyler Palestine Campus fulfills both objectives through hands-on, flexible nursing programs at undergraduate and graduate levels that launch clinical professionals ready to lead and serve their communities.

Degrees & Programs

We bring the quality and reputation of one of the state’s most respected nursing schools closer to you. Courses are taught using traditional face-to-face delivery by skilled onsite professors, in addition to online and hybrid teaching models.

A faculty member explains procedure to a nursing student in a simulation hospital setting at UT Tyler Palestine.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Through a mix of coursework, clinical experience and simulations in our state-of-the-art facilities, prepare to take your NCLEX-RN licensure exam after graduation, and begin your nursing career as a highly sought-after hire. All nursing faculty members hold a master’s degree or above across a range of specialties, giving you a broad perspective on the nursing profession.

A nursing student in blue scrubs studies on an iPad at UT Tyler Palestine

Online Master of Science in Nursing

With programs specializing in nursing administration, nursing education or the skills to become a nurse practitioner, our master’s program combines online learning with 112.5 practicum hours of hands-on advanced clinical experience. You’ll learn from faculty members who are highly experienced scholar-practitioners.

Why Earn Your Degree at UT Tyler Palestine?

Start your journey and enrich your skills through a year-round nursing curriculum that you can complete in just 16 months. Ninety-eight percent of our nursing program graduates either have a job at graduation or plan to pursue advanced studies. Reflecting the possibilities, graduates from the UT Tyler School of Nursing hold a generalist nursing degree that’s valued by leading hospitals and healthcare providers in Texas and all over the country.

Transfer Pathways

The vocational nursing program allows you to work in the field while simultaneously pursuing a BSN at UT Tyler in Palestine. The program, a one-year, 46-credit-hour curriculum, leads to a certificate in vocational nursing.


The University of Texas at Tyler is one of the most affordable schools in the UT System, and we make it easy for you to afford a UT Tyler education by offering scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and transfer students.

Convenient Location

Complete the entire BSN curriculum on the Palestine Campus. The majority of courses are taught in person, and clinical experiences are conducted close to your home to cut down on commuting time.

Clinical Experience

For the BSN program, you’ll be paired with a working RN, who’ll serve as a coach and career mentor. You’ll receive valuable on-the-job experience, learning side-by-side with a skilled practitioner to handle assessments, deliver medications and meet patient needs. MSN students envision the next stage of their careers by practicing their recently acquired skills in a practicum assignment relevant to their specialty.

Facilities and Services

Hands-on training is integral to our mission of serving East Texas and begins in the classroom. The UT Tyler Palestine Campus’s facilities reflect this: engage in state-of-the-art simulations in modern labs and classrooms equipped with the latest learning and medical technology. In addition, the campus is home to an excellent library and a health assessment lab.

An exterior shot of Mathis Hall at the UT Tyler Palestine Campus.

About the Palestine Campus

Located on more than 43 acres, the Palestine Campus is an important element of The University of Texas at Tyler and is supported by full-time nursing faculty plus lab and administrative support staff.

A young student wearing protective gear in a science classroom at the UT Tyler Palestine University Academy pours liquid from a beaker.

UT Tyler University Academy Palestine

The University Academy provides an innovative and rigorous K-12 education using project-based learning in conjunction with the latest and promising practices in education designed to foster 21st-century skills and prepare students for university study and the STEM workforce.


Connect with us

The University of Texas at Tyler Palestine

Phone: 903.727.2300

100 University Dr.
Palestine, TX 75803

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fx: 903.727.2301

Launch Your Nursing Career

Get ready for a fast-paced and challenging nursing career at UT Tyler’s Palestine Campus. Contact us to learn how you can complete the nursing curriculum in just 16 months.