About Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing

Preserving the mission of the University’s founders, the Basilian Fathers, and the historic tradition of Catholic nursing education, the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing at St. Thomas University Houston maintains a legacy of educating nurses intellectually, morally and spiritually in nursing practice as a compassionate healing ministry.

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We strive to prepare highly qualified graduates for careers in nursing while enhancing the diversity of the nursing workforce in Houston and the nation. That conviction runs deep, shaping the philosophy of our School of Nursing and every endeavor it undertakes, including the ABSN program.

We frame the essential elements of healing ministry for University of St. Thomas nurses as follows:

  • Person: Bringing self-awareness, intentionality and consciousness to healing encounters.
  • Nursing: Expressing therapeutic capacity through spiritual calling and commitment.
  • Health: Understanding health is a total state of being comprising body, mind and spirit.
  • Environment: Creating conditions and relationships necessary for healing.

Nursing Degree Options

In addition to our online-based Accelerated BSN program called ABSN@UST, UST’s Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing offers other nursing degree programs including the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for freshmen and transfer students, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Each maintains the same focus on holistic nursing practice.

Contact us to learn more about the University of St. Thomas Houston nursing program.

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