Program Overview

The online MSN from The University of Texas Medical Branch prepares students to make significant contributions to the improvement of health care and to influence health care policy through advanced clinical practice and research that meets the complex health challenges and needs of society. Students may customize their degree to suit their personal interests and professional goals by selecting one of the following tracks:

  • ​Family Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Executive Nurse Leader
  • ​Nurse Educator

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Requirements

    • A bachelor's of science in nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a non-accredited program will be considered individually.
    • A letter of reference
    • Personal Statement
    • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which the student participates in any clinical learning experiences.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college work and a 3.0 for all upper division courses.

    School Overview

    UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on three campuses and a network of clinics. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. Degrees and certificates are offered at all levels. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

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