The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), 333 Guadalupe 3-460, Austin, TX 78701, and (512) 305-7400. Graduates are eligible to write the NCLEX RN (the national examination for registered nursing). In addition to BON accreditation, PHSSN is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, and (202) 887-6791. This accreditation extends until June 30, 2019. Third party comments to the CCNE regarding PHSSN’s qualifications for accreditation may be mailed to the above address, and will be accepted only with signed comments.

Students at PHSSN develop vital decision-making and critical-thinking skills, key elements in becoming a successful nurse.