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RN – MSN Degree

RNs Can Earn BSN and MSN Degrees Simultaneously

RNs with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing can fast-track their education into a master’s degree in nursing through The University of Texas at Tyler’s RN-MSN program. Graduates complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at the same time.

  • Complete the bachelor’s degree course work in one year entirely online, and then move directly on to studying for your MSN degree.

Graduates of the RN-MSN program are employed in locations throughout East Texas. All graduates find jobs soon after completing the program.

RN-MSN Program: Fast-Track. In-Depth.

  • Work on your BSN degree over a summer session, plus two academic semesters, in a program designed for working professionals.
  • Write a master’s thesis or a complete a scholarly project as part of your degree program.
  • Benefit from the convenience of online classes that let you fit your studies into busy work and life schedules.
  • Explore career directions by choosing to pursue study in nursing education, nursing administration or nurse practitioner tracks.

Nursing Faculty: Excellent Mentors. Experienced Clinicians.

  • Learn from educators who are well-connected throughout the community and committed to helping you advance in your career.
  • Study in classes designed to allow you to get to know and interact with your professors and develop relationships that will benefit you throughout your education and career.
  • Participate in classes taught by teachers who are published authors on such topics as Effect of an Educational Intervention on Attitudes Toward and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settings and Are Professional Values of Male and Female Nurses Congruent?

Learn about UT Tyler’s nursing faculty

RN-MSN Courses: Challenging. Rewarding.

BSN level:
Pathophysiology of Acute Care Focus on the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of selected human diseases across the life span.

Health Assessment for Registered Nurses Undertake this Web-based course for RNs to augment knowledge and skills in order to complete comprehensive health assessments of individuals across the lifespan in selected clinical settings.

MSN level:
Nursing Theory – Gain an introduction to the nature of scientific explanation and inquiry. Origins of and strategies for theory development in nursing are examined for their importance in guiding the development of the profession. Nursing theory is analyzed as a foundation for nursing practice and research.

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Health Promotion in Individuals and Communities – Focus on the health care provider’s role in promoting health across the lifespan and at multiple levels. Explores various models of health promotion with emphasis on application of health promotion strategies. Considers challenges to creating a healthy society. Provides the opportunity to apply concepts of health promotion in a clinical/practice setting.

Career Outlook for Nurse Administrators

As demand grows for greater quality and efficiency in health care, the need for well-prepared nursing administrators will increase as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 16% through 2018, which is much faster than the increase in opportunities anticipated in other fields.

Learn about additional graduate nursing opportunities

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Graduate Nursing
MSN Education
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7128