Nursing Education is designed to prepare professional nurses for the nurse educator role in academic or clinical settings. The curriculum integrates masters’ essential areas as described by the Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021) , graduate level advanced practice core courses, and education-focused specialty courses.
The curriculum is distinctively different from other nurse educator programs in several aspects. Graduate level advanced practice courses are taught specifically for educators, and there is a focus on integration of best practices in simulation pedagogy throughout the curriculum. Additionally, during the two final mentored experience courses, students have the opportunity to work closely with professionals who have expertise in improving health outcomes for specific clinical populations, and with expert nurse educators.
- Flexibility for working professionals
- Didactic courses in seven-week format
- Graduates prepared for teaching in academic or clinical setting
- 33 credit hour online program over 6 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Two admission cycle per year (Fall and Spring)
- Curriculum aligned with the Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021)
- The Nursing Education major offers option for on campus experience
- There is a Nursing Education major fee to cover the educational delivery costs specific to this major.
- Two mentored experiences (15 weeks each). Experiential learning under mentor guidance. Optional on campus intensive will be held during at least one of the experiences.
- Clinical Population Focus. Quality improvement opportunity generally carried out in place of employment.
- Nurse Educator Focus /Faculty Role. Opportunity to develop beginning nurse educator competencies, with student identifying focus areas of special interest.
- Submit online application to the Graduate School.
- GRE scores and letters of recommendation are not required.
- All applicants must first meet the Graduate School admission requirements. The Graduate School evaluates your application and transcripts; then, forwards the application to the College of Nursing. There is only one UTEP Graduate application process.
- Hold valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license from the state of current practice.
- A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Satisfactory score on TOEFL as defined by the Graduate School for international applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed a university degree in the United States.
- Statement of Nursing Professional Purpose: Should include your professional goals demonstrating your fit with the specific major/concentration you are applying for. Highlight your unique nursing abilities, experience, and knowledge. Format includes your complete legal name, 500 words or less, in Microsoft Word, 1 inch margins, 1.5 or double spaced, and 11 point Arial font.
- Current resume or curriculum vita.
- Official transcripts
- UTEP Graduate: You do not need to submit the official transcripts if your BSN or MSN is from UTEP, you only need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript if you have one. If you do not have an unofficial copy of your UTEP transcript then you must upload a blank page with UTEP typed on the first line and the degree you earned on the second line.
- Non-UTEP Graduate: You will need a official transcript for each university you have attended even if no degree was earned. Upload non-UTEP unofficial transcripts pending official ones. If you did not attend UTEP and do not have unofficial transcripts from schools attended, upload a blank page with the name of the university and the degree earned.
Admission Term Date
NE Application Deadline
December 15, 2023
July 31, 2024