The online MSN / Nursing Education degree program from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley prepares students to meet the needs of a diverse student population in a variety of roles in nursing education, including patient educator, as well as the educator role in clinical and academic settings. Graduates are able to:
Use evidence in educational design, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for classroom and clinical teaching
Synthesize knowledge from nursing science and learning theory to demonstrate leadership and innovation in teaching
Employ instructional strategies that recognize the diverse learner
Implement assessment and evaluation methods in a variety of learning environments
Analyze the teaching, scholarship, and service roles of the nurse educator
BS in Nursing or an ADN and other baccalaureate degree plus the successful completion of Transition to Graduate Nursing course.
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.
Successful completion of undergraduate statistics course.
Holding an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in their state of residence.
Criminal background check.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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