Master of Science in Nursing Completion Requirements

For Graduates of UT Southwestern Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Eligibility

To be eligible for this option, the following admission requirements must be met:

Be a graduate of UT Southwestern Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Have a Baccalaureate degree in nursing earned prior to entrance to the UT Southwestern Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Be nationally certified as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of the University, students applying for admission to the MSN program are expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit references with the completed admission application (2 professional, 2 academic);
  2. Submit transcripts verifying a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work;
  3. Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited College;
  4. Show proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur;
  5. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "B" or better;
  6. A satisfactory score on the combination of the verbal/quantitative portions of the GRE or a normative score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT ).
  7. Consideration for admission is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, and involvement and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, or family responsibility of raising children.

Degree Plan

The semester hours that eligible students will receive credit for include the following:

UT Tyler – Credit for the following Courses:

NURS 5354: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (if less than 5 years old)

3

NURS 5352: Advanced Health Assessment

3

NURS 5318: Women's Health Issues

3

NURS 5380: Professional Seminar-Women's Health II

3

Total

12 Sem. Credit Hours

The courses that eligible students will need to complete at The University of Texas at Tyler to meet requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) include:

UT Tyler – Courses needed to complete:

NURS 5312: Nursing Theory

3

NURS 5308: Contemporary Healthcare Ethics

3

NURS 5320: Research Design

3

HECC 5317: Biometric Methods

3

NURS 5334: Professional Scholarship

3

or

 

NURS 5395: Thesis

6

NURS 5324: Nursing Informatics

3

NURS 5350: Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 5356: Health Promotion

3

Total

24-27 sem. credit hours

Total

36-39 Sem. Credit Hours