master of science in nursing

(for the San Antonio Campus)


The Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) –The Master of Science in Nursing prepares nurses to be able to teach in either nursing education programs or other organizations that need an educator. It also prepare nurses with the ability to manage an educational program. The degree focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies , evaluation, and adult learning. It also has a second focus that educates the student in the areas of business. The degree requires 36 graduate hours for completion. •

Admission Requirements (In addition to those Listed for All Graduate Students) –Students must have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program that has been accredited either by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. •

Transfer Credit—Up to 12 hours of approved graduate credit from an accredited college or university may satisfy degree requirements. To attempt transfer from other institutions, a student must submit an official transcript of the courses to be considered, and may also be required to submit a catalog description and course syllabus from the institution where the course was taken. The Dean of the School and the Executive Vice President and Provost must approve transfer credit. •

Course Requirements—The Masters in Nursing requires completion of 36 hours of course work. Three of the 36 hours are one of the 3 hour electives. A three hour practicum course is required with a preceptorship that has been approved by the faculty teaching the course.

NURS 5308 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

NURS 5309 Teaching Strategies NURS 5310 Evaluation of Learning

NURS 5311 Role Development in Leadership

NURS 5312 Foundations of Adult Learning

NURS 5314 Applied Learning Theories in Nursing Education

NURS 5313 Classroom Management

NURS 5306 Research Methods in Nursing Education

NURS 5307 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Education

NURS 5301 Organizational Structure and Systems Leadership

NURS 5315 Practicum BUAD 5302 Foundations of Economic and Finance Theory and Practice