Master of Science in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Gayle Varnell, Assistant Dean for Advanced Practice

The MSN-NP offered by The University of Texas at Tyler includes the following nurse practitioner roles: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP). The acute care and family tracks are offered every year. The pediatric track is offered in odd years and the geriatric track in even years depending on demand. The MSN-NP option may also be pursued as a Post-Master's certification track.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to this degree option must meet the admission requirements for the MSN degree of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Applicants must have current CPR certification in ACLS or PALS before beginning clinical courses.

MS-NP Degree Requirements

The MS-NP degree requires 30 hours of Cognate and Foundation courses and 18 hours of Clinical Courses for a total of 48 hours.

Cognates and Foundation Courses

HECC 5317: Biometric Measures

3

NURS 5320: Research Design

3

NURS 5312: Nursing Theory

3

NURS 5308: Contemporary Healthcare Ethics

3

NURS 5324: Health Care Informatics

3

NURS 5350: Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 5352: Advanced Health Assessment (2:1)

3

NURS 5354: Advanced Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics

3

AND

 

NURS 5334: Professional Scholarship

3

Elective

3

OR

 

NURS 5395: Thesis

3

Total

30 sem. credit hours

Clinical Courses: Student must select one of the following 18-hour tracks (Family Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Geriatric Nurse, or Acute Care Nurse) for a total of 48 semester credit hours for the degree:

Clinical Courses: Family Nurse Practitioner (18 hrs.)

NURS 5111: The Advanced Practice Role

1

NURS 5222: Diagnostic Methods and Procedures

2

NURS 5356: Health Promotion

3

NURS 5364: Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care I

3

NURS 5366: Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care II

3

NURS 5660: Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum

6

Clinical Courses: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (18 hrs.)

NURS 5111: The Advanced Practice Role

1

NURS 5222: Diagnostic Methods and Procedures

2

NURS 5356: Health Promotion

3

NURS 5374: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care II

3

NURS 5664: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practicum

6

Clinical Courses: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (18 hrs.)

NURS 5111: The Advance Practice Role

1

NURS 5222: Diagnostic Methods and Procedures

2

NURS 5356: Health Promotion

3

NURS 5376: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care I

3

NURS 5378: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care II

3

NURS 5666: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Practicum

6

Clinical Courses: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (18 hrs.)

NURS 5111: The Advance Practice Role

1

NURS 5222: Diagnostic Methods and Procedures

2

NURS 5442: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult Care I

4

NURS 5542: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult Care II

5

NURS 5662: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum

6