Graduate Nursing Prospective Students


Welcome to the St. David’s School of Nursing Graduate Programs at Texas State University in Round Rock, Texas!  You have arrived at the next step in your career ladder in nursing.  Graduate coursework at St. David’s School of Nursing prepares students for advanced nursing roles in higher level positions in healthcare. The St. David’s School of Nursing strives to create a culture of inquiry, learning, diversity, and inclusion for the best educational experience possible for our students. 

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MSN Students in simulation lab

The St. David’s School of Nursing offers specialized graduate programs in leadership and administration, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner advanced nursing roles.  The graduate programs are offered via online with scheduled on-campus intensives twice per term and preceptor-led practicum experiences within the state of Texas.  On-campus intensives (OCIs) are immersive learning experiences facilitated by graduate faculty for students to participate in simulations, guest lectures from experts in the field, and skills labs. OCI’s are a hallmark of our program in which students enjoy peer-peer engagement, faculty support and active learning, and networking. Our programs offer students flexibility and support to be able to further their nursing education while still working as a Registered Nurse.


The nursing faculty and staff at St. David’s School of Nursing work together to create a supportive learning environment and optimal learning experiences for students to feel supported and still meet requirements of the program. The graduate faculty are professors who are passionate, knowledgeable, and experts as teachers, clinicians, scholars, and researchers.

MSN Students in White Lab Coats in classroom