About the Program
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation can prepare you for a career as a nurse educator in Associate and Baccalaureate nursing programs, as well as education positions in healthcare delivery systems. The Online MSN Nursing Education program concentrates on the core knowledge needed to develop curricula, advance teaching skills and evaluate and develop active strategies in the classroom.
The online nursing education program prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to promote student engagement, student retention and active learning. Simulation and other relevant teaching strategies are also part of the online MSN Nursing Education program. This accredited program also provides preparation for national certification (CNE) and career options that include roles such as Clinical Nurse Educator, Adjunct Professor and Patient Education Coordinator, to name a few.
UT Arlington's Online MSN in Nursing Education program includes these key elements:
- Coursework is delivered through a proven technology-based learning model, providing state of the art online courses enhanced with clinical experiences.
- The instructional format is unlike traditional semester schedules, giving students the flexibility to enter and progress through the program quickly or at a preferred pace.
- Graduates have the advantage of clinical experiences (students must complete 180 non-precepted clinical hours and 135 precepted clinical hours for a total of 315 clinical hours), enabling practice and preparation for the transition into an actual nursing education role.
Upon acceptance to our program, a course carousel indicating the course sequence will be provided. Please be aware that courses may be pushed back to the next start date if there is an insufficient number of enrolled students. Our expectation is that all students will enroll in courses as indicated on the carousel and that the program will be completed in a reasonable time frame.
Students who have Technical Writing or an equivalent will not be required to enroll in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). The equivalent courses for Technical Writing are any sophomore level (2000 level course) Literature, Philosophy, or Speech course. Course equivalency Charts are available here.
Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing
A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.
Role of the Nurse Educator
Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator.
Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurse Educators
This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology and are applied to disease processes.
Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Educators
Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for nurse educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5318
Advanced Assessment for Nurse Educators
Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan as applies to the nurse educator role. Prerequisites: NURS 5318, NURS 5319
Special Topics in Clinical Practice
Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations. Prerequisites: NURS 5318, 5319, 5326
Curriculum Development and Evaluation
Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.
Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used.
Teaching/Learning Theories, Strategies, and Evaluation
Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.
Simulation Application in Nursing
Application of simulation and active learning strategies in nursing education. Prerequisites: 5309
Nursing Education Practicum
Nursing education preceptorship in selected health care sites with opportunities to apply clinical and educational knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of nursing education. Prerequisites: All program courses
Principles of Research in Nursing
Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.
- 200 - 300 Word Essay (Personal statement describing career goals)
- GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Completion of all prerequisites, including: Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program.
- Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
- Probationary admission for students who took the old GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 430 on the verbal section, 430 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
- Probationary admission for students taking the new GRE: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
- Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years clinical experience in registered nursing required.
- International students are required to have two years clinical experience in a United States (or equivalent) health care system.
- International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. TOEFL - Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
Affordability You Can Count On
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Per Course*||Per Program|
|Master of Science in Nursing Education||$515.00||$1,545.00||$20,085.00|
*Per-course tuition based on 3-credit hour courses. Spring 2012 rates are for students with an admit term of Spring 2012 or later. Tuition may vary by admit term.
The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).
No late payments will be allowed and no reinstatement granted if you are dropped for non-payment. If you plan to use the UT Arlington website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance on Sunday mornings. You may also contact Bursar Services at 817-272-2172 for additional information regarding payment.
All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.
A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:
- US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40
- US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $70
- International Applicants: $70
To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.
$40 for first diploma effective Spring 2012, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application for graduation effective Spring 2012.
Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.
- Pay by term
Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.
The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:
- Before the first class day: 100 percent.
- First class day: 80 percent.
- Second class day: 50 percent.
- After the second class day: No refunds.
The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:
- Before the first class day: 100 percent.
- First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
- Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
- After the sixth day: No refunds.
The refund policy for sessions ten weeks or greater is as follows:
- Before the first class day: 100 percent.
- First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
- Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
- Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
- Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
- After the twentieth day: No refunds.
The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W".
Cancellation for Non-Payment
If you are enrolled in more than one course and eligible for partial payment (AP BSN students only), but do not pay the balance, you will be dropped from all courses. If the amount you paid would cover the cost of one of the courses, you still will be dropped from all courses.
Additionally, if you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.
Join our first cohort - Classes start January 14, 2013!