Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate and Professional Fields of Study by College & Department

College of Nursing  > Nurse Practitioner, MSN

The Master of Science in Nursing graduate program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in nursing education, nursing administration, or advanced practice nursing. Graduate study in nursing requires the acquisition and systematic application of knowledge and skills in nursing practice, evidence based practice, and nursing role. Advanced critical thinking skills in nursing are enhanced through the study of theory and research.

The Master of Science in Nursing offers full-time and part-time tracks in nursing education, nursing administration, and family nurse practitioner to BSN prepared Registered Nurses.   

At the end of the graduate education program, the graduate will:

  1. Assume advanced leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.
  2. Exemplify ethical, legal, and professional standards for advanced nursing practice.
  3. Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines in the roles of educator, administrator, or clinician.
  4. Participate in research and other scholarly activities to expand nursing knowledge.
  5. Work effectively in interdisciplinary relationships or partnerships to promote, maintain and restore the health of clients; improve health care delivery systems; shape health policy; or influence professional education.

For more information, please visit the MSN webpage.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must satisfy university requirements for a graduate degree in addition to the MSN track requirements below:

  • Completion of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an institution accredited professionally and by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations as described in the General Admission Policy  section of the university catalog.
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered, valid licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended reflecting a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 point scale on course work complete, and the baccalaureate (or higher) degree conferred.

Mail transcripts to:

P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
  • Personal Statement
    One page personal statement to include information about the applicant’s education and experience as a professional nurse to date, reason for interest in graduate education, career goals for the next five (5) years, reason for choosing UH for graduate education, and contributions the applicant plans to make to the mission of UH School of Nursing (SON) and to advanced nursing practice.
  • A resume is required.
  • An interview. 
  • Official score(s) of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores may not be more than 5 years old.
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • one from a university faculty and
    • one from an employer.
  • Professional work experience as defined by individual tracks. It is preferred all FNP applicants have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.
  • Applicants must satisfy thee UH School of Nursing Policy for Clinical Readiness requirements.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 47.0

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate and Professional Fields of Study by College & Department