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Program Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers a 37-credit hour fully-online graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing Education.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education Online program is designed for BSN-prepared registered nurses who have a passion for mentoring and teaching in traditional and non-traditional programs, and are interested in pursuing or advancing in a position in nursing education. Master of Science in Nursing Education graduates will be prepared 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.

Students successfully completing the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education will be able to:

  1. Function as a scholar with critical thinking skills supported by theories from the behavioral, physical, and nursing sciences
  2. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in the application of client/patient care interventions, incorporating informatics and health care technology to improve population health care outcomes
  3. Collaborate as a member of an inter-professional health care team to advocate for safe and effective client/patient care, being cognizant of cultural, societal, economic, political, and ethicolegal issues
  4. Promote quality improvement in the provision of culturally competent care to diverse populations through integration of health policy, planned programs, education, and advocacy
  5. Translate and integrate scholarship and research into masters-level practice that is grounded in the sciences and humanities

Refer to UTRGV's MS in Nursing Education program website for details regarding coursework.

Many MSN Education courses are open to cross-campus enrollment. Check with your academic advisor prior to registering for any of these courses to ensure that they apply toward your degree program.

To view MSN Education program courses currently open for cross-campus enrollment, go the Student Portal Course Schedule and select Nursing (MSN) from the Finish@UT Program menu, or search for a specific course name/number. UTRGV students should refer to the UTRGV Course Schedule and register directly through your home campus.

Getting Started

To participate in this program, students must apply and be admitted by UTRGV. Application deadlines, requirements and more can be found on the MS in Nursing Education program website.

Refer to the Student Support section of our website for additional information on cross-campus registration, course access and campus contacts.

Institution and Coordinator

UT Rio Grande Valley

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing Education

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Eloisa G. Taméz, RN, PhD, FAAN and Program Coordinator
(956) 882-5079 | | Request Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How many semester credit hours are required to complete the MSN Nursing Education degree plan?

Thirty-seven credit hours are required for degree completion. Refer to the MS in Nursing Education Online website to view course requirements.

How much will it cost?

Estimated campus tuition and fees information can be found on the program website.

Are campus visits required?

The courses are offered fully-online. If a course requires field-based experience/practicum it is noted in the course description.

How can I find more information?

Please review the MS in Nursing Education Online website, and contact the Program Coordinator listed above if you have additional questions about the program.