Texas Tech School of Nursing

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Texas Tech School of Nursing known as The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and now known as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing was founded in 1979 and offers the first nationally accredited Continuing Nursing Education Program in Texas. It is only nursing school on the South Plains that offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral education. More than 1000 students graduate from the Perry School of Nursing each year.

The school also has few campuses and first students for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program were admitted in Lubbock in 1981 and four years later, RN to BSN students were enrolled in the Permian Basin.

In 1988, the first students for the Master of Science in Nursing program were enrolled and students for the inaugural cohort of doctoral students was admitted into the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in 2008. The school further extended its regional base through the Permian Basin in 1985 and to Central Texas in 2004.

The students can enroll for Graduate Programs, Traditional Undergraduate BSN Program, RN-BSN Program, Second Degree Program and Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Cent.


  • The accreditation to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is offered by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.
  • Different graduate and undergraduate programs of the school are accredited by  Western Regional Accrediting Committee of the American Nurses’ Association, which is now offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Texas Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing,


School of Nursing
3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
Phone: 806.743.2730
F: 806.743.1622