Nurses

UT Southwestern Medical Center counts more than 1,600 highly trained nurses among its team of health care professionals, each of whom is dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care and to exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism.

  • More than 90 percent of our direct care nurses hold either a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree in nursing.
  • Nearly 40 percent of direct care nurses are certified by a nationally recognized organization.
  • The average length of employment of UT Southwestern nurses exceeds 7 years.

We invite you to explore nursing opportunities at UT Southwestern.

UT Southwestern Nursing Mission

To elevate quality, safety, and service to our patients through excellence in professional nursing practice, education, research, and collaboration.

UT Southwestern Nursing Philosophy

We are dedicated to providing quality nursing care through effective use of resources and development of innovative programs in clinical practice, research, and education.

We value the worth, dignity, and autonomy of our patients and their families. We believe each patient has unique physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs that are served through personalized, compassionate care.

We recognize and encourage each nurse to care for themselves in body, mind, and spirit as a critical element in achieving clinical excellence. Nurses at UT Southwestern are encouraged to nurture and support each other and their colleagues in an environment that fosters teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Partnering with our colleagues affords us the opportunity for common goal-setting through trust, mutual respect, and a commitment to open and honest communication in serving our patients.

UT Southwestern Nursing Vision

Nursing at UT Southwestern is committed to being a national leader among academic health centers that provide high-quality, safe, and innovative patient care and which are a model for excellence in professional nursing practice, education, and research.