Become a Leader in Nursing Education
Advance the expertise of current nurses and pursue an in-demand role as a nurse educator.


Looking for the next step after achieving your BSN? Our Master of Science in Nursing Education program offers a flexible format to fit your busy schedule. We help you develop the critical credentials to support your future career ambitions in a professional development or education setting. Use your nursing experience to teach at universities, colleges, government agencies and clinical facilities.



NURS 5301 Translational Science I
Students will follow Steps 0-3 of the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) process. Students will answer clinical questions by critical appraisal of research and explore theoretical and ethical issues in translating evidence into practice as they begin assimilating in their advanced practice role in nursing.
NURS 5302 Translational Science II
This course builds upon the learning in Translational Science I, continuing steps 0-3 and beginning step 4 of the EBP process. Students focus on evaluation and synthesis of relevant evidence to answer clinical questions. Students begin translating science into practice by recommending best practices and subsequent outcomes as they actualize their advanced practice role in nursing.
NURS 5321 Health Policy & Population Health
This course explores the reciprocity between health care policies and population health.
NURS 5324 Health Care Informatics
This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and health care technologies in the management of individuals, groups and organizations for the improvement of patient outcomes.
NURS 5325 Organizational Systems Leadership
This course builds on prior knowledge, continuing step 4 of the EBP process. Students will explore leadership styles/principles and their impact on healthcare delivery systems, including economic, ethical, legal and political factors. Students will analyze evidence-based quality improvement principles that include metrics to demonstrate their impact on healthcare outcomes with group and individual application.
NURS 5327 Nursing Education Curriculum Develop
Theories and procedures of educational program and course development applied to nursing education. Includes philosophical values, educational concepts and theories of learning used to link nursing education to standards of nursing practice. Guides students to develop curriculum plans and propose related teaching and evaluation strategies.
NURS 5328 Evaluation in Nursing Education
Assessment of theories and strategies of measurement and evaluation as they apply to nursing education. Combines theories of measurement and evaluation with outcomes-based approaches to promote safe effective professional nursing practice. Experiential exercises in the development, use and critique of measurement and evaluation methods to classroom and clinical learning situations as well as to nursing education program evaluation.
NURS 5329 Nurse Educator Role Strategies
This course is an exploration of the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective individual and group learning, safe clinical practice and a commitment to lifelong learning. Practicum hours may focus on pre-licensure nursing education in an academic setting and/or staff development in an acute care setting.
NURS 5355 Advanced Integrative Health
This course is designed for the master’s students who are not planning to pursue a nurse practitioner certification. Students will integrate concepts of advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology to apply advanced health assessment principles and skills for comprehensive examination of clients. Focus will be on common deviations from normal. Populations across the lifespan will be included.
NURS 5382 Capstone
Students will synthesize evidence for a clinical problem and develop an evidence-based project building on work in prior core and clinical courses. This project will be comprised of evidence-based best practice innovations that will actualize the nursing advanced practice role in educational, administrative and clinical environments to impact health of individuals or populations. This course is designed to fall within the final two semesters of the MSN program.
NURS Electives (2 Courses - 6 Hours)
Elective courses should be chosen to enhance the student’s area of professional interest and skill development. These courses may be taken in any discipline, but must be 3 credit, graduate level (5000) courses.


Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program - Online

If you've completed your baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing, consider UT Tyler’s post-master’s Nursing Education Certificate Program. Our certificate provides a comprehensive overview of nursing education theories and practices, as well as advanced teaching and curriculum development skills. With a flexible, online format, the program is accessible to working professionals looking to enhance their knowledge in nursing education. Students will be well-prepared to assume roles as nurse educators in academic and clinical settings.


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