Nursing Education MSN Degree – Online
School of Nursing
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
College: School of Nursing
Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.
Scholarships/Financial Support: Yes
Applicants from countries other than the United States must also meet the admission requirements for international students seeking a graduate degree as listed in the University catalog.
Test Score Required: No
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 - professional or academic
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Proof of Current Licensure: Yes - must be in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur
Admissions Essay: Yes - submit either a two-page essay or video describing reasons for seeking a particular MSN degree and plans for the future
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. All applicants who are admitted to an MSN degree program in the School of Nursing are required to complete a criminal background check and urine drug screening. No student will be allowed entry to a nursing course without a clear report or a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing certifying that any criminal history is not a danger to the public. Applicants must have current BCLS CPR certification before beginning clinical courses.
Deadlines: Graduate School Calendar
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.
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 program 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 – 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 – Assessment of 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 as well as to nursing education program evaluation.
Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum – This course is an exploration of the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective individual and group learning, safe clinical practice, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Practicum hours may focus on pre-licensure nursing education in an academic setting and/or staff development in an acute care setting.
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Tyler, Tx 75799
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