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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

College of Nursing


College of Nursing
Administration Office
Address Phone Number
University of Houston at Sugar Land
Brazos Hall Building (Third Floor)
14004 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479
832 842-8200

Faculty Leadership

Founding Dean and Professor /
Humana Endowed Dean’s Chair in Nursing
Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN; BA Luther College; MSN University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; EdD University of Houston
Associate Dean / MSN Director / Clinical Professor Kathleen Reeve DrPH, ANP-BC, FNP-C; BSN University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; MSN University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; DrPH University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Prairie View A&M University
BSN Director / Clinical Associate Professor Patricia Schrader Ph.D., MSN, RN, CMSRN, Ph.D.; BSN Baylor University; MSN The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University
Interim Second Degree BSN Track Manager / Clinical Assistant Professor
Danielle Quintana MSN, RN, CNOR; BSN Thomas Edison State University; MSN Thomas Edison State University; Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate Carey Edwards School of Nursing; Certification of Operating Room Nursing (Emeritus); Current student, Texas Woman’s University, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program.
RN to BSN Track Manager / Clinical Assistant Professor Shermel Edwards-Maddox Ph.D, MSN, RN, CNE, RN-BC; BSN University of Houston Victoria; MSN Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University.
Clinical Learning Coordinator / Clinical Assistant Professor Beena Joseph, CNP (HSL), MSN, RN, RNC-MNN, NPD-BC; BSN Kasturba Medical College; MSN University of Houston Victoria; DNP Chamberlain University

About the College

The University of Houston College of Nursing offers upper level and graduate nursing education primarily to Fort Bend County, Harris, and surrounding counties in Texas. Undergraduate tracks include the RN to BSN for registered nurses who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing, the Second Degree BSN for individuals who have completed a university degree and wish to become a registered nurse, and the Traditional BSN track is designed for the University of Houston College of Nursing (CON) Pre-Nursing student who wants to pursue a Nursing major beginning the junior year.

The Master of Science in Nursing offers tracks in nursing education, nursing administration, and family nurse practitioner.
        The post masters Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing offers tracks in nursing administration and family nurse practitioner.

The College of Nursing has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The Traditional BSN, RN-BSN program, Second Degree BSN program, and MSN program in Nurse Administration, Nurse Education, and Family Nurse   Practitioner, and post master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice have approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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


The Mission of the University of Houston College Of Nursing is to provide innovative, dynamic, and nationally competitive nursing education to a diverse student population that builds professional leaders and clinical experts.

The University Of Houston College Of Nursing is committed to serving educational needs, supporting lifelong learning, advancing excellence in regional and global health care through strong inter-professional collaborations and partnerships while advancing scholarship, research, leadership and service.

Shared Values of the Mission

As its primary goal, the College of Nursing is dedicated to promoting nursing excellence.  We uphold the values of nursing:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Respect for all people



College of Nursing Strategic Goals

  1. Student success: Prepare valued nurse leaders for the communities served.
  2. Scholarship/Research: Advance the nursing profession to impact our region and the world.
  3. Social responsibility: Develop excellent clinical partnerships, inter-professional collaborations and community engagement where the CON resides and serves to promote health equity.
  4. Sustainability and Growth: Secure resources to support the CON mission, values and goals.

Professional Affiliations, Honor Societies, and Student Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau International - Phi Chi Chapter