Continuing coverage: A new U.S. News and World Report survey has ranked the UTMB School of Nursing online master’s degree program as sixth nationally and the best in Texas. According to the UTMB release, the School of Nursing offers a wide-ranging curriculum, from the Bachelor of Science degree to the Doctor of Nursing Practice. "UTMB was the first to educate master's degree-prepared nurse practitioners in Texas and the first to offer online graduate nursing education. This is a legacy we are proud of," said Pamela G. Watson, UTMB dean, in the release.