School of Nursing

A Special Message from our Dean

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Undergraduate Program is ranked in the top 5% of undergraduate nursing programs nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings and first in South Texas. The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing offers five academic programs, consisting of BSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates. First-generation college students represent one-third of its enrollment, with a total student body of more than 800.

The School of Nursing Vision is “We make lives better by promoting health as an act of social justice.” This means that as a school we strive to provide equal healthcare services and nursing education for all individuals. Our students deliver care regardless of economic status, race, ethnicity, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation

The School of Nursing strives to develop leaders to improve health and healthcare through education, research, practice, and community engagement. Our students engage with the faculty on the numerous opportunities that are in place to serve the San Antonio community. Many of these opportunities will afford students the experience of interprofessional collaboration and advocating for all populations.

The school also operates a growing patient-care clinical 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 about academic programs, go to

Sonya Hardin PhD MBA/MHA APRN FAAN    (she/her)
Dean & Professor
Dr. Patty Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor