Shelly Hanko, MSN Coordinator
Location: Nursing Building, Room 218, 903-886-5315, Fax 903-886-5729
Nursing Web Site: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/educationHumanServices/departments/nursing/default.aspx
Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares graduates with a fuller understanding of the discipline of nursing, enabling a higher level of practice and leadership in a variety of settings. MSN education has a foundation encompassing advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and health promotion/population health as well as a core promoting the advancement of the nursing profession through research and theory. This MSN program role focus is the Family Nurse Practitioner who is prepared to meet the increasing demand for primary care. Students complete courses in their role as well as courses in the advanced specialty area. The program uses a combination of traditional face-to-face instruction and web-enhanced courses with both full-time and part-time options available. Focused clinical experiences are conducted as traditional, hands-on practice in a variety of Northeast Texas clinical settings, enabling the student to acquire competence with new knowledge and skills. Degree completion requires a Practice Intervention Project paper and presentation. Prospective students must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program as well as a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in order to be admitted. Graduates will be prepared to sit for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Master’s nursing education equips Registered Nurses with a mastery of their chosen specialty area as well as the graduate foundation for doctoral education.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Note: Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.
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