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MSN Nursing Education

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education track prepares the graduate to apply principles of education in the role of educator in various patient care settings and in institutions of higher education through completion of a 36-semester credit hour curriculum. The course instruction is delivered primarily online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities while advancing their education.

Admitted students will be asked to travel to the Bryan-College Station campus for a one-day New Student Conference prior to the start of the program and a limited number of class activities. Advanced Health Assessment requires students to complete a total of 45 hours on the Bryan-College Station campus to meet the clinical objectives of the course as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for any MSN degree. Students will complete the clinical hours in two separate on-campus visits requiring overnight stays for students at a distance. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own preceptors for two courses taken in the later semesters. Further information on preceptors will be provided at orientation.

Students who relocate to another state during the course of their enrollment may be unable to continue due to the regulations which many state boards of nursing impose regarding use of preceptors.

Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the MSN-Nursing Education program are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) Examination offered by the National League for Nursing.

MSN Nursing Education Curriculum

Semester Curriculum Hours

Spring

NURS 653 Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 654 Prevention & Population Health

3

3

Summer

NURS 631 Curriculum Foundations

NURS 651 Health Care QI/Informatics

3

3

Fall

NURS 652 Scholarship Integration and Application

NURS 656 Leadership & Health Policy II

3

3

Spring

NURS 632 Educational Assessment & Evaluation

NURS 617 Advanced Pathophysiology

3

3

Summer 

NURS 618 Advanced Pharmacology

NURS 630 Teaching & Learning Theory

3

1

Fall 

NURS 633 Teaching Strategies

NURS 638 Advanced Clinical Practicum & Project

3

3

Spring

NURS 634 Teaching in Nursing Practicum

2

 

TOTAL

36

NURS 634 & 638 require a preceptor to be secured at least 6 months prior to the first day of the semester.

Cost of Attendance

For cost of attendance including estimated cost of tuition & fees, books & supplies, housing, etc., please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Application Deadlines

NOTE: The college only admits MSN-Nursing Education students to the spring term.

The MSN-Nursing Education track prepares the graduate to apply principles of education in the role of educator in various patient care settings and in institutions of higher education through completion of a 36-hour curriculum. The course instruction is delivered primarily online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities while advancing their education.

Students will be asked to come to the Bryan-College Station campus for orientation and a limited number of class activities. When taking NURS 653 Advanced Health Assessment, students will be expected to attend two separate on-campus clinical experiences for a total of 45 hours to meet the clinical objectives of this course as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for any MSN degree. Each clinical experience will include three full days of activities requiring overnight stays for students at a distance. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own preceptors for two courses taken in the later semesters. More information will be provided at new student orientation.

Students who relocate to another state during the course of their enrollment may be unable to continue due to the regulations which many state boards of nursing impose regarding use of preceptors.

Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the MSN-ED program are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) Examination offered by the National League for Nursing.

For questions, contact the College of Nursing Office of Admissions at 979-436-0110 or CONadmissions@tamhsc.edu.

 

Application Opening Date May 1
Application Deadline July 15
Mandatory Orientation January
First Class Day January (spring term)
 
If you have not received an admission decision via the Texas A&M Applicant Information System Portal (AIS) by Sept. 1, call (979) 436-0110 and ask to speak with an admissions adviser to check on the status of your application.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the college is competitive and applicants are evaluated on the following basis:

  • Cumulative GPA on all undergraduate coursework
  • GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Admission essay(s)
  • References - three academic and/or professional references
  • Volunteer, community, military service
  • Leadership, involvement, awards in professional activities
  • TOEFL score, required of international applicants only
  • Interview, if requested by Selection Committee
  • History of withdraws, repeats or failures will place applicant at a disadvantage

Application Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and RN license
  2. Primary Application: NursingCAS application and nonrefundable application fee
  3. Secondary Application: Apply Texas application and nonrefundable application fee; designate appropriate program of interest by selecting 'Nursing Education, MSN' in the drop-down menu
  4. Official college transcripts from each institution attended (sent to NursingCAS)
  5. Completion of elementary statistics with a minimum grade of “C” by the first class day
  6. Personal statement essay (submitted in NursingCAS)
  7. Three professional reference evaluations (submitted in NursingCAS)
  8. Professional resume (submitted in NursingCAS)
  9. Recommended minimum 3.0 cumulative and last 60 hour GPA
  10. International applicant credentials (if applicable)

Prospective Student Information Sessions

Interested students are invited to attend a Prospective Student Information Session (PSIS) to learn more about our programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). These sessions will provide details on admission requirements, prerequisite coursework, student life, clinical experiences and other opportunities. Students are required to attend a PSIS prior to requesting an individual appointment.

  • Reservations are required to attend a session
  • Guests of registered attendees are welcome
  • Sessions last approximately an hour to an hour-and-a-half