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Estimated Completion

36-39 credit hours

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Graduate Studies
  2. Students should note that they must have their bachelor's degree in nursing in order to be admitted to either master's program as well as have their RN license.
  3. We accept applicants to this program year-round. Courses start every 8 weeks.


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M.S.N. in Nursing Education


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers options for a major in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration. The Nursing Education degree will prepare you to teach patients, families, healthcare consumers, nurses, and nursing students.

Courses are online with select practicum experiences.

Advantages of the Online Program

  • All online classes!
  • Can complete MSN in as few as 12 months.
  • Tarleton is the student-focused university; this is maintained in the online environment with faculty who truly care about you as a student!
  • Tarleton is affordable!

Benefits of the Online Program

  • Advance your career in Nursing!
  • Enhance leadership skills and opportunities.
  • Specialize as Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator!
  • Meet personal and professional educational goals.

Designed With You in Mind

For RNs who have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Tarleton State University’s MSN program offers outstanding, student-focused instruction through the flexibility and convenience of online learning.


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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The application process begins online through the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Department of Nursing. Find out more information about the admission requirements.

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Career Opportunities

This degree opens doors to many career options, such as:

  • Nursing Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Consultant
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Career Services

Career Services offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

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  • Resume assistance
  • Business etiquette dinner
  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Career counseling

And much more!

Program Objectives

At the end of the program the graduate nurse will be able to:

  • Integrate findings and theories from nursing science and related disciplines to lead the continued improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  • Provide flexible leadership and inter/intra professional collaboration in complex and ever-changing healthcare and educational systems to safely achieve quality educational outcomes.
  • Ethically conduct and/or use research which contributes to the development of nursing science.
  • Effectively use technology, tools, assessment instruments, and other resources to improve educational outcomes.
  • Advocate for policies to promote health, shape healthcare delivery, defend social justice, and advance the profession of nursing.
  • Synthesize population health concepts to affect appropriate health interventions, to prevent disease, reduce risks, and promote health and wellness in diverse populations.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
NURS 5312 Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 5314 Advanced Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
NURS 5330 Instructional Methods and Strategies for Adult Learners
NURS 5332 Curriculum Development
NURS 5334 Outcomes and Evaluation Education
NURS 5338 Clinical Focus Role
NURS 5339 Educator Role

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.