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    Nursing Partnerships at St. Mary’s

    While St. Mary’s University doesn’t currently offer a Nursing degree, students who major in Biology can take advantage of Pre-Health Professional Programs that assist in automatic or early acceptance to nursing school.

    UT Health Partnership

    St. Mary’s partners with UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing to offer two nursing programs to students.

    While Biology majors will meet all of the requisites for nursing school, the Pre-health Professions Adviser can assist students pursuing other majors with an academic plan to fulfill the requisites for nursing school.

    Automatic Acceptance 4+1 Program

    Students in the automatic acceptance program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Mary’s and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT Health San Antonio. Students take pre-health courses in addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree plan – please see the Pre-health Professions Adviser for details.

    Students in the automatic acceptance program may choose from two options at UT Health San Antonio: the accelerated program, which lasts 15 months, or the traditional program, which lasts two years.

    Nursing Early Acceptance Program

    Students in the early acceptance program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Combined Sciences from St. Mary’s and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT Health San Antonio. After completing the three-year degree plan at St. Mary’s, which fulfills the prerequisite coursework for nursing at UT Health, the student continues studies at the UT Health School of Nursing.

    Application Process

    These nursing programs are part of the pre-health professional programs at St. Mary’s.

    While St. Mary’s does not offer a degree in nursing, students enrolled in these programs may earn a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Mary’s and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UT Health San Antonio.

    To be competitive for these combined programs, students must be enrolled Biology majors while at St. Mary’s University. Then, they may work with the Pre-health Professions Adviser to discuss the application process on how to join the programs.

    Other Pre-Health Programs

    St. Mary’s offers programs for a variety of pre-health interests. In addition to nursing, you can explore options, such as:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry

    Learn more about Nursing Partnerships at St. Mary’s

    Interested in the St. Mary’s nursing partnerships? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

    Note: Select the “biology” program as that will be your major as you begin the nursing partnership.

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