Nursing Education


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:

  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


NURS 5003

Transcultural Family Health Care in Rural & Urban Settings


NURS 5742

Role Theory and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing


NURS 5003

Clinical Nursing Research


NURS 5013

Health Policy 





Advanced Practice Courses                                                       10 Credits

NURS 5023

Advanced Pharmacology 


NURS 5033

Advanced Pathophysiology 


NURS 5214

Advanced Health Assessment 





Nurse Education Core                                                                9 Credits

NURS 5303

Program & Curriculum


NURS 5313

Instructional Strategies & Methods 


NURS 5323

Evaluation in Nursing Education 


NURS 5333

Nursing Education Role Practicum



Thesis or Non-thesis Option                                                      6 Credits

NURS 5743

Writing for publication  


One Elective Course






NURS 5803

Thesis: Proposal Writing 


NURS 5903







Total Credits                                             42






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