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Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education

Program Details

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

Requirements

  • 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