Nursing Education

Programs

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.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
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:

  1. Submit official transcripts covering all periods of enrollment in institutions of higher education.
  2. Satisfactorily complete a basic statistics course and a health assessment course.
  3. Possess a  Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) in all prior graduate course work.
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are within ten (10) years.          
  5. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professional nurses, one of which must be from a former nursing faculty.
  6. Present a current resume´ or curriculum vita.
  7. Present official documentation of a negative criminal background check and drug screening tests.

 

 

 

MS – Degree Program Requirements

(Part-Time & Full-Time curriculum sequence are available)

 


 

Nursing  Education Core Courses                                              14 Credits

NURS 5013

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

3

NURS 5003

Transcultural Family Health Care in Rural & Urban Settings

3

NURS 5742

Role Theory and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing

3

NURS 5003

Clinical Nursing Research

3

NURS 5013

Health Policy 

2

 



                        

                               

Advanced Practice Courses                                                       10 Credits

NURS 5023

Advanced Pharmacology 

3

NURS 5033

Advanced Pathophysiology 

3

NURS 5214

Advanced Health Assessment 

4

 


 

                                        

Nurse Education Core                                                                9 Credits

NURS 5303

Program & Curriculum

3

NURS 5313

Instructional Strategies & Methods 

3

NURS 5323

Evaluation in Nursing Education 

3

NURS 5333

Nursing Education Role Practicum

3

 


Thesis or Non-thesis Option                                                      6 Credits

NURS 5743

Writing for publication  

3

One Elective Course

 

 

 

Or

 

NURS 5803

Thesis: Proposal Writing 

3

NURS 5903

Thesis 

3

 

 

        

 

Total Credits                                             42

 

  

 

 

 

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