Prairie View A&M University-Houston, TX
Programs – Graduate
MSN – Nursing Education
The Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing Education prepares baccalaureate prepared nurses to teach in a variety of settings including the teaching of patients and their families, nursing students, nursing staff and health consumers. Through a four course sequence students gain necessary teaching knowledge and skills to prepare them to become nurse educators, a complex role that requires both pedagogical and clinical competency. The nursing education track requires students to complete 12 semester credit hours in nursing education courses as well as 14 semester credit hours of core courses required of all graduate students and 10 semester credit hours of advanced practice core courses. A 120 hour teaching practicum is required of students as well as completing the thesis or non-thesis option consisting of 6 semester credit hours; degree completion requires 42 semester credit hours.
The general policies relating to admission of graduate students to the College of Nursing are consistent with those of the Graduate School. Applicants applying for admission to graduate study in the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), hold a current license as a registered nurse in the State of Texas or have an application for licensure in progress and be employed as a professional nurse for at least one year.
The applicant must also meet the following criteria for admission for graduate study in the College of Nursing:
MS – Degree Program Requirements
(Part-Time & Full-Time curriculum sequence are available)
Nursing Education Core Courses 14 Credits
Advanced Practice Courses 10 Credits
Nurse Education Core 9 Credits
Thesis or Non-thesis Option 6 Credits
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