Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate
Empowering Caring and Compassion
“The day I started the Mobility In Nursing Education (MINE) Fast Track program, I was scared to death. I was returning to school for the first time in 14 years, and I couldn’t imagine how I would find the time or the stamina to finish the program. I’m clinical nurse manager for two 16-bed units at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, and I am basically on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are times when I work an eight-hour shift only to be called back to work 11 additional hours.
“What I didn’t know when I started back to school was how much the program would mean to me both personally and professionally. I went back to keep myself competitive in the nursing field. What I received from the program was so important: I now have the big-picture thinking and leadership skills I need to perform my nursing manager job at the highest level.
“I have learned how to apply what I know to change outcomes for my patients and for the nurses I supervise. Before, I didn’t fully appreciate the professionalism of the nursing career. I wish every nurse with an associate’s degree could benefit from this additional training. It has taken the caring and compassion I have always felt for my patients to a new higher level of empowerment. Now I can make an even greater difference in the patients’ experience in our medical center.
“I will never forget professors like Dr. Jackie McVey. She is a mentor and role model to me. Through the program I also gained insights into areas of potential career growth. I hope one day to be able to work toward my PhD in Nursing. It would be a privilege to be able to teach other nurses and help them fall in love with our career as I have.”
Deborah Tomlin, Bullard, TX
2010 MINE BSN
Nursing RN-BSN-Mobility in Nursing Education (MINE) Degree
RNs Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Entirely Online
Through The University of Texas at Tyler’s RN-BSN-MINE program, you can complete your nursing degree program all online—no campus time is required.
- Plan your study schedule around your work and home life.
- Increase your career mobility and earning potential while helping your employer earn “magnet” status, an industry indicator of high quality.
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RN-BSN Online: Top-caliber. Convenient.
- Advance from an associate’s degree or diploma RN to BSN status in as little as 12 months of intensive study.
- Or, take as a long as you need to complete your BSN: Graduation dates are flexible.
- Minimal clinical time is required since you’re already employed in the nursing field.
- Learn with full-time UT Tyler master’s and doctorally-prepared nursing faculty who teach all online classes. You’ll receive the same rigorous preparation provided to students who study on campus.
Nursing Faculty: Expert Teachers. Outstanding Mentors.
- All faculty members have worked in clinical settings so they are fully experienced in the demands and challenges facing working nurses.
- Study with professors who are dedicated mentors devoted to excellence in nursing.
- Learn online with faculty members who have been recognized with such awards as Outstanding Faculty Award; Texas Alpha XI Chapter of Alpha Chi; White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; Iota Nu Chapter, STTI, Award for Excellence in Research; and many more honors.
BSN Online Courses: Designed for Working Nurses
Issues in Professional Nursing – This course synthesizes the ethical/legal concepts related to the roles of the registered nurse. Students examine professional values and value-based behaviors as a member of the profession.
Professional Development for the RN – Students broaden their existing knowledge of the discipline of nursing based on a liberal arts education. Emphasis is on professional role expansion through exploration of contemporary nursing issues.
Pathophysiology of Acute Care – Participants focus on the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of selected human diseases across the life span.
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Career Outlook for Nursing With a BSN Degree
Nurses who hold the BSN degree can expect outstanding career prospects in the years ahead. A bachelor’s degree not only improves your earning power, but also increases your career mobility and professional status. Your career advancement can also help your hospital or clinic get closer to achieving “magnet” status. A bachelor’s degree or other higher degree is typically required for nurses who hope to move into administrative positions, consulting, research or teaching. For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Registered Nurses.