UTRGV - MSN Program

UTRGV-MSN at a glance

Program Descriptions:

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Administration designed for those who are interested in leadership and administration as nursing leaders. The degree in Nursing Administration utilizes knowledge from health and social sciences to address the needs of diverse populations through planned programs, education, and advocacy. The graduate is prepared to demonstrate leadership in the application of interventions and technology related to policy, research, leadership, organization, and health care management.

The Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Education designed for BSN-prepared Registered Nurses who have a passion for mentoring and teaching traditional and non‐traditional programs and are interested in pursuing or advancing in a position in nursing education. Master of Science in Nursing Education graduates will be prepared to meet the needs of a diverse student population in a variety of roles in nursing education, including patient educator, as well as the educator role in clinical and academic settings.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) that is designed for BSN-prepared nurses interested in meeting the healthcare needs of individuals and families by providing comprehensive health care through the lifespan. As an advanced practice nurse, the FNP embodies a philosophy of individualized, holistic care. The priorities of the practice for FNPs focus on wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and client education in a variety of primary care settings. The goal of the MSN FNP program is to help prepare advanced practice nurses to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.

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