UT Tyler

Graduate Admissions

Nursing Education MSN Degree – Online


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Graduate Nursing
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903-566-7128

Degree Information
Dr. Barbara Haas
Email: nursing-graduate@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7243

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903-566-7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree:  MSN

College: Nursing and Health Sciences

Application Instructions

Tracks:  Online Nursing Administration-MSN, Online Nursing Education-MSN, Web-Enhanced Nurse Practitioner, RN-MSN, Online MSN-MBA, Online Nursing Education Certificate

Required Courses

Test Score Required: MSN-MBA students must achieve a minimum of 500 on GMAT.

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement for Full admission may be granted Conditional admission based on satisfactory scores on the verbal/quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in combination with GPA for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Proof of Current Licensure/CPR certification/Immunizations: Yes

Admissions Essay: Yes

Additional Requirements: Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited College. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.

Deadlines: Fall, March 15th; Spring, October 15th. Admission decisions will be rendered by 4/20 (Fall) or 11/20 (Spring).

Career Outlook: Nurse educators combine outstanding clinical skills with a desire to teach others to create rewarding careers. Currently, there is a shortage of qualified nurses in the field, which means there is also a need for nurse educators to prepare men and women to fill these depleted ranks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment prospects in the nursing field are expected to increase by 22% through 2018, which is much more favorable than experienced by most occupations.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

Meet a graduate student of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Acquire Top Skills to Train in Diverse Health Care Settings

Skilled nurse-educators are in demand to train not only student nurses but also practicing nurses, consumers, patients and others. When you earn a master’s in nursing education online from The University of Texas at Tyler, you will be ready to fill this important and growing role in health care.

  • Earn your master’s degree while you continue working full-time in your nursing position.
  • Develop a sound foundation that prepares you to sit for the national certification exam.
  • Gain a strong foundation for doctoral studies or for career advancement.

Graduates of the UT Tyler MSN program in nursing education fill many positions in universities, community colleges, government agencies and clinical facilities. Graduates from this nursing track are employed at these and many other institutions: The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Junior College, Kilgore Junior College, The Texas Board of Nursing, Methodist Medical Center – Dallas and Baylor University Medical Center.

Learn more from the Graduate College of Nursing.

Master’s in Nursing Education: Theory-Based. Rigorous.

  • Complete the program through a combination of online learning and 112.5 practicum hours that gives you hands-on experience in the field of nursing education.
  • Learn from faculty members who are highly experienced in the field of nursing as well as accomplished teachers and instructors.

Nursing Faculty: Active in the Field. Committed to Excellence.

  • Learn from nurses who are excellent mentors, committed to supporting students in their career goals.
  • Study with faculty members who have extensive clinical experience working in the nursing field.
  • Participate in online classes that offer significant interaction with faculty members and other students through interactive technology.

Learn about UT Tyler’s nursing faculty.

Nursing Education Courses: Combining Practice with Theory

Nursing Education Curriculum Development – Explore theories and procedures of educational program and course development applied to nursing education. Includes philosophical values, educational concepts and theories of learning used to link nursing education to standards of nursing practice. Guides students to develop curriculum plans and propose related teaching and evaluation strategies.

Evaluation in Nursing Education – Assess theories and strategies of measurement and evaluation as they apply to nursing education. Combines theories of measurement and evaluation with outcomes-based approaches to promote safe effective professional nursing practice. Experiential exercises in the development, use and critique of measurement and evaluation methods to classroom and clinical learning situations.

Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum – Explore the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective undergraduate student outcomes in regard to individual and group learning, safe clinical practice and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nurse educator practicum placements are arranged within pre-licensure nursing education programs.

Find out more about the curriculum, admission requirements and how to apply.

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Find Out More:

Graduate Nursing
MSN Education
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7128

UT Tyler