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Master of Science in Nursing in Education Online

19-21 Months

39 Credit Hours

$20,085 Tuition

5-10 Week Courses

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Administration Online

Quick Facts

19-21 Months

39 Credit Hours

$20,085 Tuition

5-10 Week Courses

About the Program

Residents of these states are not eligible to enroll in this program: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. Students residing in these states who are currently enrolled in the program may continue without interruption.

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 UT Arlington nursing 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.

Due to the rigorous nature of the graduate nursing program and the time commitment of the coursework and clinical, students can expect to spend a significant amount of time studying and preparing required assignments. Generally, a student will be expected to spend 5 hours per week outside the class room for every 1 credit hour the course is worth. This means a 3 credit hour class would require approximately 15 hours per week of student study time. Given this, it is strongly recommended that accepted applicants limit work schedules to keep up with the academic rigor of the program.

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Online Courses

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Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology and are applied to disease processes.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for nurse educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5318

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations. Prerequisites: NURS 5326

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of simulation and active learning strategies in nursing education. Prerequisites: 5309

Duration: 10 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on preparation to implement evidence-based change in practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing—NURS 5327 and NURS 5336.

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Admissions

Residents of these states are not eligible to enroll in this program: Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Students residing in these states who are currently enrolled in the program may continue without interruption.

  • 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 ACEN or CCNE Accredited Program.
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission for students taking the 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. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement - 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
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Costs

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.

Tuition Guarantee

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 Student Accounts at 817-272-2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

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: $90

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$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.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

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.

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Student Profiles


“It was nice to be able to work the course work around my work schedule because I was working a lot of hours.”

Nichole Weaver

MSN Education graduate

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