Nursing Facts Sheet


A Legacy of Nursing Excellence

The UTEP School of Nursing started as the Hotel Dieu Training School for Nurses in 1898, the first nursing school in El Paso, and joined UTEP in 1976. Today, enrollment at the School of Nursing is the highest it has ever been. Guided by our principles of striving for excellence in everything we do, innovation to compete in the global health care environment and diversity as our greatest resource, the UTEP School of Nursing is able to offer students a high-quality education in a rich, multi-cultural setting.

As the School of Nursing continues to grow alongside the Paso del Norte Region, our talented facutly and staff continue to produce the experienced and culturally-competent professionals needed to serve our community’s growing population and the nation’s ever-changing demographic.

Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Traditional BSN
  • RN to BSN Online Degree
  • Accelerated “Fast Track”
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Nursing Education
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Systems Management
Doctoral Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Student Demographics

Ethnicity

Gender

White, Non-Hispanic 13% Female 76%
Hispanic 79% Male 24%
African-American 4%
Asian American 2%
International 2%
Other 1%

Student Enrollment

Undergraduate

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 5 yr % Inc
Pre-Nursing 946 1064 1226 1324 1449 53%
Nursing 377 413 458 552 557 48%
Total 1323 1477 1684 1876 2006 52%

Graduate

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 5 yr % Inc
MSN 157 154 173 205 300 91%
DNP 0 8 22 37 28 280%
Total 157 162 195 242 328 109%

Degrees Awarded

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 314 222 236 312 359 331
Graduate 47 45 47 73 68 71
Doctoral 0 0 0 8 14 21

Scholarships

With the vigorous demands of a nursing education, our students are encouraged not to work while in our programs. Funding their education is therefore a difficult task. In fiscal year 2014-2015, $477,459 in scholarships were awarded to Nursing students.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Students Awarded 107 152 155 169 203