Master of Science in Nursing Education Online

AC Online BEST Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction 2018-19The UTRGV Master of Science in Nursing Education online degree program prepares you 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.

Ranked #78 for best Online Nursing Program by US News & World Reports.

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About the Program

Designed to enable BSN-prepared RNs to pursue their passion for mentoring and teaching, our MSN – Education online degree program provides the knowledge and skills to help you reach your goals in nursing education.

As a graduate of this program, you will be 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

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This course provides an examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases underlying concepts and operations inherent to nursing. Theories from behavioral, natural, social and applied sciences are considered with the aim of synthesis in the development and application to nursing theory.
This course explores changes in normal cellular and tissue functions and related physiologic processes of the major body systems caused by disease and aging.
The focus of this course is the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic principles used in the therapeutic management of common health care problems in clients across the life span. Development of scientifically based clinical pharmacologic management of selected health problems in emphasized.
This 3 semester credit online course provides the student the opportunity to use computer applications in nursing and health care focuses on introducing the student to the concept of Nursing Informatics, explores the use of computer applications and informatics issues and provides the opportunity for the student to apply the concepts to specific applications.
This course enables the student to develop a research-oriented approach to the improvement of the profession of nursing. The logic, methods and techniques of the research process are explored from problem formulation to analysis and interpretation. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are addressed. The student is provided the opportunity to recognize a researchable problem in nursing and to develop a plan for its study.
This course is designed to build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse’s basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed with an application of complex holistic skills. The process whereby the advanced practitioner utilizes comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relevant to common health problems will be demonstrated. Faculty and preceptors facilitate laboratory and clinical experiences, which focus on complex assessment techniques of clients and presentation of findings in include interpretation differentials in a variety of settings. Oral, written, and electronic communication of findings using a collaborative approach with other health care providers and the patient will be emphasized.
This course examines leadership within the context of nursing and the enactment of the leadership role. Students analyze the role of the nurse leader in working with aggregates; defining and prioritizing population health problems. Also explored, the reciprocity between health care policies and population health, and emphasized the relationship of behaviors as well as social and political structures to health outcomes.
This course provides an examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases underlying concepts and operations inherent to nursing. Theories from behavioral, natural, social and applied sciences are considered with the aim of synthesis in the development and application to nursing theory.
This course explores changes in normal cellular and tissue functions and related physiologic processes of the major body systems caused by disease and aging.
The focus of this course is the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic principles used in the therapeutic management of common health care problems in clients across the life span. Development of scientifically based clinical pharmacologic management of selected health problems in emphasized.
This 3 semester credit online course provides the student the opportunity to use computer applications in nursing and health care focuses on introducing the student to the concept of Nursing Informatics, explores the use of computer applications and informatics issues and provides the opportunity for the student to apply the concepts to specific applications.
This course enables the student to develop a research-oriented approach to the improvement of the profession of nursing. The logic, methods and techniques of the research process are explored from problem formulation to analysis and interpretation. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are addressed. The student is provided the opportunity to recognize a researchable problem in nursing and to develop a plan for its study.
This course is designed to build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse’s basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed with an application of complex holistic skills. The process whereby the advanced practitioner utilizes comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relevant to common health problems will be demonstrated. Faculty and preceptors facilitate laboratory and clinical experiences, which focus on complex assessment techniques of clients and presentation of findings in include interpretation differentials in a variety of settings. Oral, written, and electronic communication of findings using a collaborative approach with other health care providers and the patient will be emphasized.
This course examines leadership within the context of nursing and the enactment of the leadership role. Students analyze the role of the nurse leader in working with aggregates; defining and prioritizing population health problems. Also explored, the reciprocity between health care policies and population health, and emphasized the relationship of behaviors as well as social and political structures to health outcomes.
This course focuses on the curriculum development process in nursing. Examines the philosophy, conceptual framework, objectives and program evaluation in curriculum development. Explores the relationship and significance of these elements and their impact on curriculum implementation. Examines external factors that impact decisions about curriculum design.
This course focuses on the roles of nursing faculty. It includes an analysis of teaching/learning theories, teaching strategies, classroom climate, learning environments and evaluation of teaching/learning. Examination of distance education will be included. The course involves the application of teaching/learning theories, strategies and evaluation in an actual education situation.
This role support course introduces the student to the evaluation process in nursing education. The course provides basic knowledge of evaluation design and strategies for evaluating learning outcomes in nursing education along with overall curriculum and program evaluation.
This course will examine processes for designing nursing instruction for effective and efficient delivery. Included is the process of instructional design in an online nursing education context.
This course focuses on the curriculum development process in nursing. Examines the philosophy, conceptual framework, objectives and program evaluation in curriculum development. Explores the relationship and significance of these elements and their impact on curriculum implementation. Examines external factors that impact decisions about curriculum design.
This course focuses on the roles of nursing faculty. It includes an analysis of teaching/learning theories, teaching strategies, classroom climate, learning environments and evaluation of teaching/learning. Examination of distance education will be included. The course involves the application of teaching/learning theories, strategies and evaluation in an actual education situation.
This role support course introduces the student to the evaluation process in nursing education. The course provides basic knowledge of evaluation design and strategies for evaluating learning outcomes in nursing education along with overall curriculum and program evaluation.
This course will examine processes for designing nursing instruction for effective and efficient delivery. Included is the process of instructional design in an online nursing education context.
This course is required for non-thesis students. It involves delineation of a problem/issue/project related to the student’s clinical or functional area, review of pertinent literature and development of a proposed solution, along with implementation and evaluation. The student will give a written and oral presentation of the project to a selected audience. May be repeated for credit.
This course is required for non-thesis students. It involves delineation of a problem/issue/project related to the student’s clinical or functional area, review of pertinent literature and development of a proposed solution, along with implementation and evaluation. The student will give a written and oral presentation of the project to a selected audience. May be repeated for credit.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Scholarships

UTRGV offers Dean’s New Graduate Student Scholarship towards tuition and fees for new Master’s students starting in Fall 2018 and over 200 other scholarships to help you make your graduate education a reality. For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

Domestic Applicant Fee: $50
International Applicant Fee: $100
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing Education Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee (for domestic applications) online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Registered Nurse

Hold an unencumbered license as a registered nurse in your state.