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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

Phone: 903-566-7021

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: ADM 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-MBAOnline Nursing Education Certificate

Test Score Required: Entrance exam waived for applicants with 3.2 or higher GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work; acceptable score on GRE or MAT; or 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

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Proof of Current Licensure/CPR certification/Immunizations: Yes

Admissions Essay: Yes

Additional Requirements: Hold either an Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.

Deadlines: Fall March 15; Spring October 15. Nurse Practitioner: Feb 15 and Sept 15.

Career Outlook: As demand grows for greater quality and efficiency in health care, the need for well-prepared nursing administrators will increase as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 16% through 2018, which is much faster than the increase in opportunities anticipated in other fields.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student

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RNs Can Earn BSN and MSN Degrees Simultaneously

RNs with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing can fast-track their education into a master’s degree in nursing through The University of Texas at Tyler’s RN-MSN program. Graduates complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at the same time.

  • Complete the bachelor’s degree course work in one year entirely online, and then move directly on to studying for your MSN degree.

Graduates of the RN-MSN program are employed in locations throughout East Texas. All graduates find jobs soon after completing the program.

RN-MSN Program: Fast-Track. In-Depth.

  • Work on your BSN degree over a summer session, plus two academic semesters, in a program designed for working professionals.
  • Write a master’s thesis or a complete a scholarly project as part of your degree program.
  • Benefit from the convenience of online classes that let you fit your studies into busy work and life schedules.
  • Explore career directions by choosing to pursue study in nursing education, nursing administration or nurse practitioner tracks.

Nursing Faculty: Excellent Mentors. Experienced Clinicians.

  • Learn from educators who are well-connected throughout the community and committed to helping you advance in your career.
  • Study in classes designed to allow you to get to know and interact with your professors and develop relationships that will benefit you throughout your education and career.
  • Participate in classes taught by teachers who are published authors on such topics as Effect of an Educational Intervention on Attitudes Toward and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settings and Are Professional Values of Male and Female Nurses Congruent?

Learn about UT Tyler’s nursing faculty

RN-MSN Courses: Challenging. Rewarding.

BSN level:
Pathophysiology of Acute Care Focus on the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of selected human diseases across the life span.

Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Undertake this Web-based course for RNs to augment knowledge and skills in order to complete comprehensive health assessments of individuals across the lifespan in selected clinical settings.

MSN level:
Nursing Theory – Gain an introduction to the nature of scientific explanation and inquiry. Origins of and strategies for theory development in nursing are examined for their importance in guiding the development of the profession. Nursing theory is analyzed as a foundation for nursing practice and research.

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

Health Promotion in Individuals and Communities – Focus on the health care provider’s role in promoting health across the lifespan and at multiple levels. Explores various models of health promotion with emphasis on application of health promotion strategies. Considers challenges to creating a healthy society. Provides the opportunity to apply concepts of health promotion in a clinical/practice setting.

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

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7128