Nursing Building opens doors for new master's degree in nursing

Nursing Degree Program

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton nursing faculty is hosting an open house to highlight the new master of science in nursing (MSN) program with options for a major in nursing administration or nursing education. The open house is set for Wednesday, July 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nursing Building.

Tarleton has been producing nursing graduates since 1978. The MSN program will strengthen and complement the current Tarleton baccalaureate nursing program and improve the educational credentials of the region’s nursing workforce, nursing faculty said.

Graduates from the MSN degree with a major in nursing education program will be prepared to teach patients, families, healthcare consumers, nurses and nursing students. Master of science in nursing graduates who major in nursing administration will be prepared for unit, department, service line, or system-level leadership in healthcare organizations.

To teach the new graduate students, Tarleton’s nursing professors plan to use a hybrid or blended learning approach which combines traditional face-to-face classroom and simulation sessions with online learning activities through the Blackboard course management system. Nursing faculty are working with the College of Business Administration to broaden the nursing graduate student’s experience. Some courses in both majors are taught by faculty from the College of Business Administration; the format for these courses is face-to-face and/or online.

Registered nurses with a bachelor of science degree in nursing are invited to apply. An alternate entry to the master’s program is offered and registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma are invited to apply. Admissions information is available at Applications are being accepted for the fall 2012 class.

“We are ready to facilitate the growth of nurses who desire to broaden their thinking to have an impact on their nursing practice to improve the lives of others,” said associate professor Dr. Susan M. Rugari. “Nurses are invited to be part of the start!"

The 53,000 square-foot, $23.4 million Nursing Building on the Tarleton campus opened in January 2011.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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