Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
-Incorporate the philosophy, Caring is the Essence of Nursing into nursing practice.
-Practice nursing utilizing the nursing process and other systematic approaches derived from the sciences and liberal arts to promote optimum health for individuals, families and communities from diverse populations.
-Communicate and collaborate purposefully, using creative approaches that acknowledge interdependent roles and relationships.
-Demonstrate leadership through the application and utilization of theories for the improvement and enhancement of care and health status.
-Display critical thinking and independent decision-making that utilize and apply theory and research in practice.
-Show awareness of political, ethical and social issues; accountability for professional practice and commitment for continuing professional development.
-Accept nursing leadership roles that respond to a changing society and health care delivery system.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares Registered Nurses for advanced clinical practice or for administrative roles in healthcare systems. Four core courses provide a foundation for principles that frame the knowledge base for the Advanced Practice Nurse and nurse administrator. The curriculum is consistent with the framework for graduate nursing education outlined in the Essentials in Masters of Nursing (1996). Courses are delivered through online technology. Clinical courses can be completed in communities when appropriate settings are available.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is currently admitting students to two specialty areas of study: Family Nurse Practitioner and Leadership in Nursing Systems. Program requirements can be completed through multiple options. Individuals who have earned a BSN degree but no graduate degree in nursing can enroll in the traditional MSN program. RNs who have earned an AD in Nursing and a BS degree in another discipline can enroll in the RN-Bridge program. RNs with an earned AD degree and no additional education can complete the MSN program through the RN-MSN option. Any RN who has earned a graduate degree in nursing can complete specialty practice requirements through the post-masters certification process as non-degree seeking students.
Individuals can complete in-depth study in two minors with sufficient student interest : education, or research.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
College graduates seeking to enter the nursing profession can get on the "fast track" to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through a ground-breaking program at A&M-Corpus Christi. The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is for persons who have already earned a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree. Participants graduate in 18 months instead of two years. Under the program, students will take an additional clinical course in the second and third semesters for a total of 18 semester hours. Courses and clinical hours for the accelerated program are identical to the standard program with the exception of the compressed format. To be admitted to the program, applicants must hold either a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts in another discipline with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Candidates must also have completed the required nursing program prerequisites.