• 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

    $18,171

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,349

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,722

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    • 3

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,030

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    • 4

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,897

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    • 5

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,922

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    • 6

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,766

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    • 7

       Semester

      1 Course (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,077

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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) $18,171
        Semester 1
        Tuition and University Fees $2,756
        Course Fees $406
        Book Fees $187
        Semester 2
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $348
        Book Fees $167
        Semester 3
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $622
        Book Fees $201
        Semester 4
        Tuition and University Fees $2,278
        Course Fees $380
        Book Fees $239
        Semester 5
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $348
        Book Fees $367
        Semester 6
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $348
        Book Fees $211
        Semester 7
        Tuition and University Fees $1,462
        Course Fees $395
        Book Fees $220

      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.

       Frequent Questions

        • What information will the School of Nursing consider when reviewing files for admission?

          The school takes a holistic view in reviewing applications. Areas reviewed include life experiences, individual interests, any leadership, GPA/grade trends, healthcare experience, personal statement, and community service. The personal statements are extremely important and are carefully reviewed by the admissions committee. Pay close attention to spelling and grammar as this will be taken into consideration during the application review and should include your nursing and health related experience, as well as, explaining any interruptions in your work history. Focus on how your work experience prepares you for the MSN program for which you are applying and what prompted you to apply for this MSN program and how do you plan on utilizing your specific MSN degree post­ graduation.


        • Do former UTMB students have to submit transcripts to NursingCAS?

          No. If you are an alumni of UTMB you do not have to submit our transcripts. You will still have to log into NursingCAS, submit all other required documents, and after you submit your application, email Burgandy Deleon at bndeleon@utmb.edu and let her know that you have submitted your application and you are an alumni. We will attach your transcripts to your application for you. If you have attended another university after you attended UTMB, then you will have to follow the previous instructions and submit only the transcript of the school attended after UTMB.


        • How do I request credit for nursing courses taken at another school?

          Graduate students may transfer up to twelve (12) credit hours. After you are admitted to the UTMB School of Nursing, you may submit a petition to the Graduate Program Director for a transfer of credits. Email Burgandy DeLeon at bndeleon@utmb.edu and inform her that you have courses that you would like to receive credit for and she will email you the necessary form with instructions on how to submit your petition for credit. After your petition is reviewed, you will be notified which courses are approved or denied for transfer credit.


        • If I already have an MSN degree, must I retake all classes for a second MSN, or may I only take the classes missing and clinicals?

          Students who already have an MSN degree may transfer up to twelve (12) credit hours into the program that they are admitted into at UTMB School of Nursing. All remaining courses (not transferred) must be taken, even if you have completed the course/sin your prior MSN degree. UTMB School of Nursing offers Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Education. After you are admitted to the UTMB School of Nursing, you may submit a petition to the Graduate Program Director for a transfer of credits. If the course is not pre-approved, you are required to provide the course syllabus for each course being considered. After your petition is reviewed, you will be notified which courses are approved or denied for transfer.


        • I live outside of Texas. May I attend UTMB for the MSN or DNP program?

          State Boards of Nursing set standards for licensure. Some State Boards also require approval of programs leading to an advanced practice certification. It is highly recommended that out of state applicants who seek admission to the nurse practitioner tracks at UTMB contact their home state's Board of Nursing to verify that UTMB's program and graduates will meet that state's eligibility criteria for approval for those credentials. Applicants may need to complete clinical rotations in Texas so you may need a Texas license or be part of a compact state. Please refer to "Program lnformation" section in FAQ for additional information regarding how clinicals are scheduled for students. More information can also be found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website.

          Please note that students are required to come to campus 3-4 days each semester for some of the tracks. Please see the required campus visits per program table for an estimate of campus visits per semester. Required campus visits are subject to change if deemed necessary by UTMB School of Nursing faculty and track administrators.


        • I live outside of the United States of America. May I attend UTMB for the MSN or DNP program?

          Since the MSN and DNP programs are online, these programs do not meet the requirements for students who have VISAs for educational purposes and are required to enroll in courses offered on campus.


        • Can I transfer to the UTMB Health School of Nursing if I have a degree from another country?

          Applicants with international credits must submit an official course-by-course credentialing report to NursingCAS using one UTMB's required Credentialing Services. Please click here to see the Credentialing services approved by UTMB.


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      Burgandy DeLeon | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office | UTMB School of Nursing

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