University of Texas - Austin
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Austin, Texas 78712
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BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers students a dynamic course of study that is both theoretical and practical. The program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. Graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Passing this examination is one of the requirements for licensure through the Board of Nursing (BON) for the State of Texas.
The framework for baccalaureate nursing curriculum is delineated in the AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (PDF - To view PDF file, download Adobe Reader). These Essentials include the outcomes expected of BSN graduates. For further information, see the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website.
The BSN program consists of 66 prerequisite credit hours (Pre-Professional Sequence) and 61 upper-division credit hours (Professional Sequence). Students must be enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin with the pre-nursing major code in order to complete the final 11 credit hours of prerequisite courses. Students must then apply to the Professional Sequence (upper-division coursework).
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to provide the opportunity for advanced study in select areas of nursing science, professional foundations, related sciences, and modes of systematic inquiry related to advanced and specialized professional nursing practice. This program requires students to have a current Registered Nurse license and hold either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, or a non-nursing baccalaureate degree and an Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma. MSN students can choose from one of ten concentration areas on which to focus (click on the link for a program description and degree plan):
-Child Health with Role Specialty in Administration, Public Health Nursing, or Teaching
-Family Nurse Practitioner
-Family Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
-Holistic Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
-Holistic Adult Health with Role Specialty in Administration or Teaching
-Maternity with Role Specialty in Administration, Public Health Nursing, or Teaching
-Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management
-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
-Public Health Nursing
Accelerated MSN Program Details
The Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing (AE MSN) program is designed for people holding baccalaureate or graduate degrees in disciplines other than nursing and who are interested in pursuing both their Registered Nurse (RN) License and Master of Science in Nursing degree. After successfully completing their rigorous academic and clinical training, AE MSN graduates are expected to assume entry-level positions and to advance rapidly in their nursing careers as they acquire experience in the field.