School of Nursing

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Welcome to UT Health San Antonio incoming Nursing students. You are about to embark on an exciting and challenging educational journey that will prepare you to become a caring and knowledgeable nurse. We look forward to assisting you, beginning at New Student Orientation.

As a reminder, New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Students must attend all days. Specific information and instructions will be communicated from the Student Success Center to your Livemail email account.

Please find important information regarding New Student Orientation below.

Accelerated BSN Orientation & Traditional BSN Orientation:

New Student Orientation for the Traditional cohort will be online. For updates, admitted students should regularly check their Livemail email accounts. 

Graduate Student Orientation:

New Student Orientation for graduate students will be online. For updates, admitted students should regularly check their Livemail email accounts. 

General Information:            

Parking Information & ID Badge

Parking permits are available for purchase through the UT Police Department. A valid driver's license or other positive identification must be presented along with the vehicle license plate number, before a permit can be issued. You can also take you photo for your Student ID here as well. More information can be found on the UT Police website.


Dress is Business Casual. Appropriate business casual typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot. A change of comfortable shoes is recommended for the campus tour.


Information on required books will be provided to you at orientation and/or on the first day of class depending on your professors.


Official UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing scrubs are available for purchase in the Bookstore (located in the Academic Learning & Teaching Center) or Sunshine Medical Uniforms. You may purchase your scrubs during or prior to orientation. 


Computers will be distributed at orientation by Information Management & Services (IMS). More information regarding computer requirements will come from the Office of Academic Affairs.

School of Nursing Student Handbook

You will need to review the School of Nursing Student Handbook and sign the acknowledgement form. The form must be returned to the Office of Academic Affairs by the end of Orientation. Please keep in mind that the handbook provides the rules and regulations that will guide you through your educational experience. This is only intended to be an elaboration on UT Health at San Antonio and School of Nursing policies and procedures and does not replace the information found in the Catalog.

ATI Information:

Please review information on ATI and how to navigate the software. Students should also complete the learning activity to help with comprehension. More information on ATI will be covered in class.