• Nurse Educator Program | UTMB School of Nursing

Nurse Educator Program

Educating for the future of nursing

The MSN Nurse Educator certification is a student-centered, online program that aims to address the needs and challenges in our current health care environment. Our program encourages the nurse educator to explore learning approaches for students in both real and virtual classrooms and in community settings.

The Nurse Educator program offers you an opportunity to be involved in the learning community in multiple educational environments using emerging technology. Our program promotes both evidence based information and a theoretical framework to impact the learning environment. The overall goal of the program is to provide the educational leadership knowledge and skills for faculty to embrace the student-centered academic learning environment.

The educator course sequence may be taken as part of an MSN degree, post baccalaureate, or post masters certificate. A minimum of one year recent nursing experience is required, acute care experience is preferred.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

  • Degree Requirements

    Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.

  • GPA Requirements

    Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.

  • Required Application Documents

    Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.

  • Work Experience Requirements

    Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN).

 
 

    7

    Semesters

    14

    Courses

    $16,714

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,180

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,506

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    • 3

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,866

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    • 4

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,793

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    • 5

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,578

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    • 6

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,592

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    • 7

       Semester

      1 Course (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $1,692

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees.

      Nurse Educator Program Curriculum & Tuition

      • Semester 1
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5108 Educator: Professional Role 1
        GNRS 5309 Educator: Foundation of Learning 3
        GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3
        Semester 2
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5301 Pharmacology 3
        GNRS 5349 Informatics/Quality Improvement 3
        Semester 3
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3
        GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3
        Semester 4
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
        GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
        Semester 5
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5310 Educator: Advanced Clinical 3
        GNRS 5322 Educator: Curriculum Design 3
        Semester 6
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5312 The Learning Environment 3
        GNRS 5311 Program Evaluation 3
        Semester 7
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5320 Educator: Teaching/Practicum 3
      • Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $16,714
        Semester 1
        Tuition and University Fees $2,507
        Course Fees $385
        Book Fees $288
        Semester 2
        Tuition and University Fees $2,008
        Course Fees $330
        Book Fees $168
        Semester 3
        Tuition and University Fees $2,008
        Course Fees $598
        Book Fees $260
        Semester 4
        Tuition and University Fees $2,061
        Course Fees $505
        Book Fees $227
        Semester 5
        Tuition and University Fees $2,008
        Course Fees $330
        Book Fees $240
        Semester 6
        Tuition and University Fees $2,008
        Course Fees $330
        Book Fees $254
        Semester 7
        Tuition and University Fees $1,254
        Course Fees $382
        Book Fees $56

      NE Program Highlights

      Team Work

      Team projects promote a classroom feel for an online program while also providing each student the necessary tools to lead & learn from peers.

      Curriculum

      Our program builds on adult learning principles, nursing & learning theories, curriculum design, and program evaluation in order to develop a productive learning environment.

      Professional Development

      Our graduates will develop skills to provide & support professional development of staff to assist with nursing research & evaluate evidence for practice.

      Leadership Immersion

      Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.

      Simulation Experiences

      UTMB offers state-of-the-art simulation laboratories to provide useful and realistic scenarios to educate students in a safe environment.

      Real World Applications

      Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.

      Faculty Expertise

      Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.

      Online Flexibility

      Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.

      Classroom Feel

      A highly interactive peer group adds depth to your learning experience through sharing ideas and collaboration.

      Clinical Practicum

      The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.

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