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Graduate Programs

The UTEP School of Nursing is poised to educating tomorrow’s nursing leaders. The graduate programs prepare professional nurses for post-graduate roles in a variety of advanced practice and specialty areas.

Master of Sciences in Nursing (MSN-Online)

The MSN program prepares professional nurses for post-graduate roles in a variety of advanced practice and specialty areas in and online setting.

Graduates have increased autonomy and independence in their practice and are eligible to apply for national certification.

The degree of Master of Science in Nursing provides the graduate the opportunity to complete the following program outcomes:

  1. Synthesize theory and concepts from nursing and other disciplines for applications in the care of clients
  2. Provide advanced nursing care based upon in-depth client assessment in an area of specialization
  3. Evaluate ethical, moral, and legal precepts in client care
  4. Design culturally competent interventions based on current, valid evidence
  5. Apply research methods to investigate problems that influence advanced nursing care
  6. Analyze public policy and issues that affect advanced nursing practice and health care delivery systems
  7. Collaborate with other disciplines to provide care in a variety of settings
  8. Integrate peer review and/or peer guidance in advanced practice
  9. Participate in leadership and development of the profession
  10. Enhance the basis for life-long learning and/or doctoral study

Program Features

  • Didactic 100% online
  • Curriculum aligned with latest national standards and guidelines
  • Prepatory activities for online learning and student success
  • Personalized guidance from faculty and staff advisors

Three MSN Majors

  • Nursing Education (NE)

    Students are prepared to teach in an academic and clinical setting by becoming proficient in curriculum and development, teaching methods, educational needs and learner-centered theories and methods.

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  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)

    Advanced practice registered nurses are prepared in the profession of nurse practitioner for either primary or acute care in three concentrations.

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  • Nursing Systems Management (NSM)

    Students are prepared for nurse leadership roles in management and administration.

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  • School of Nursing Graduate Program Handbook

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  • Doctoral Programs

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    The DNP builds on the competences of the master’s degree, and adds a highly advanced skill base in informatics and technology, evidence-based practice, continuous quality improvement, and organizational systems and leadership.

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  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

    Training the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and academicians, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. provides experiences that teach advanced skills in research design, methods, statistics, grant writing and writing for publication.

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  • Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    The School of Nursing offers a post-masters Nurse Practitioner (NP) certificate for nurses holding a master of science in nursing degree in a different nursing specialty.

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  • Nursing Systems Management Certificate

    This certificate is designed for MSN students in programs other than Nursing Systems Management who wish to augment their education with coursework in nursing administration.

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  • Nursing Education Certificate

    This certificate is designed for MSN students in programs other than Nursing Education who wish to augment their education with coursework related to the academic setting and/or nursing staff development.

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