St. David's School of Nursing: Texas State University

Preparing the next generation of nurses to improve health care.

Nursing building and landscaping facing east on Round Rock Campus

Welcome to the St. David's School of Nursing

This is an exciting time to embark on a career in health care and the ever changing field of nursing! We offer a selection of high-quality professional nursing programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. If your dream is to become a registered nurse or advance your nursing career by becoming a master's-prepared nurse practitioner, take your first step here.

The Nursing building on the Round Rock Campus features fully equipped classrooms and five interactive simulation laboratories. Nursing students hone their nursing skills on high fidelity manikins and learn how to react to progressively complex patient problems. By developing a strong practice and a firm understanding of science, our graduates will be able to promote, maintain, and restore health and wellness and prevent illness among diverse individuals and communities. 

BSN students reading scroll at Scroll Ceremony

Undergraduate Program

Become an RN
School of Nursing arm patch on white lab coat

Graduate Programs

Advance your nursing degree
Nursing graduate students practicing suturing in the simulation lab

Learn and Practice Skills

before going into a clinical setting

Nursing on the Rock: News and Announcements

News from the St. David's School of Nursing on the Round Rock Campus

Slide announcing 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate for BSN 2023 graduating class

No "Patients" Dropped!

Nursing students practicing patient mobility in sim lab

Our undergraduate nursing students learn how to safely transfer students in simulation lab for their Essentials of Nursing Care class.  Here at the St. David's School of Nursing, teaching patient safety is one of our top priorities. 

Canine Cheerleaders for Exam Time

Two photos of nursing students petting support dogs

Our newest juniors had their first Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurses exam and were greeted by some of their favorite canine cheerleaders, Raven and Gizmo! They greeted students before the exam and were also available to cuddle, pet and play with in Nursing's Admission & Retention office between classes. Several students expressed how much they needed this visit and how much they appreciate all the support the St. David's School of Nursing provides to them! 

White Coat Ceremony

At the end of our recent Fall 2023 new graduate student orientation, the White Coat Ceremony was held. This ceremony is the oldest and most well-known program of the Gold Foundation. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation established the White Coat Ceremony in 1993 at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons as a way to emphasize humanism in medicine at the very start of medical education. In 2014, recognizing the vital role nurses play in the healthcare team, the Gold Foundation partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to adapt the ceremony for nursing. While it may take different forms, the ceremony emphasizes the importance of humanistic patient care, defined as compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent healthcare, early in nursing training and professional identity formation. More than 450 schools of nursing have participated, and the number continues to grow.

Nursing building facing west/labyrinth side

Bragging Rights

See recognitions received for our programs and how you can help us continue to excel.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree programs in nursing at Texas State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.