School of Nursing

Professor Alexia Green, Dean

Professors Armstrong, Masten, McConnell, Pollock, Valadez, and Yoder Wise; Associate Professors Cannon, Johnston, Miller, Owen, and Weiss-Kaffie; Assistant Professors Boswell, Gary, O'Keefe, Reavis, and Scholler-Jaquish.

As one of the three schools within the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), the purpose of the graduate nursing program is to produce a leader who is prepared with specific functional abilities to practice with a specified patient-client population. In synthesizing this clinical and functional focus, the graduate assumes a perspective of a reintegrated nursing role. In assuming a leadership role, the graduate:

·Exhibits scientific analysis of nursing theories and therapies in providing high quality care to a defined patient-client population;

·Evaluates issues of legal and ethical accountability and demonstrates, as well as promotes, accountability in a defined clinical area;

·Creates a role that incorporates specific functional abilities with the general expectations of collaborator and facilitator of scholarly works; and

·Contributes to the advancement of the nursing profession through performance in a reintegrated role.

The TTUHSC School of Nursing graduate program offers numerous opportunities for students to pursue a master's education that meets their career plans at Lubbock and Odessa campuses. Students can select to complete a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in gerontics or community health. They can also choose a functional track of education or administration to complete the degree. Additionally, the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner and Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs prepare graduates to assume a primary care provider role in rural agencies and other health care settings. Through a dual masters program with the College of Business Administration, students can obtain the MSN-MBA that provides opportunities in leadership and management in health care organizations.

To meet the growing demand for graduate level education for nursing professionals, the School of Nursing offers collaborative programs with the University of Texas at Tyler and he University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Access is provided with the use of Healthnet, a telecommunications system and the World Wide Web. Students at the University of Texas at Tyler can earn their Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification or a Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certification. The Ph.D. in Nursing program is offered through a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing. The doctoral program in nursing will prepare the student for a career as an independent researcher, who develops as a teacher and disseminator of knowledge within professional, academic and clinical areas.

The minimum requirements for all applicants to the graduate nursing programs are the same. Each applicant should have met the following criteria before applying:

·A valid RN license in the State of Texas;

·A baccalaureate nursing degree from a nationally disciplined accredited college or university;

·Successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course;

·A minimum 3.0 GPA or better in upper division nursing course work and all graduate level course work; and

·Meet one of the following test score minimums:

A GRE score of 1400 on all three sections combined or a MAT score of 50; (not required for PMNP).

Applicants to the collaborative programs with Texas Tech University College of Business Administration, the University of Texas at Tyler, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are required to contact those schools regarding further admissions criteria. For consideration, applicants to these programs will be required to meet the minimum requirements set by both institutions.

For more information or an application and bulletin, please contact one of the following:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing
Student Affairs Office,
3601 4th Street Stop 8331
Lubbock, TX 79430
(806) 743-2737

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Nursing
Student Affairs Office
800 West 4th Street
Odessa, TX 79763
(915) 335-5150

Or visit our website at <> to download a bulletin and an application.

Courses in Nursing. (NURS)

5015 . Application of Research in Nursing

5060. Independent Study

5140. Laboratory Methods for Nurses in Advanced Practice

5210. Developing Nursing Education Programs

5230. The Middle Manager in Nursing: A Conceptual Perspective

5240. Managerial Role Development

5300. Community Health I: Foundations of Community Health Nursing

5301. Community Health II: Role Design and Implementation

5310. Gerontics I: Foundations of Gerontic Nursing

5311. Gerontics II: Role Design and Implementation

5330. Theories and Therapies

5340. Primary Health Care Practice I- Advanced Assessment, Pathology, and Management

5341. Primary Health Care Practice II- Advanced Role Application

5342. Advanced Health Assessment

5343. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurses in Advanced Practice

5344. Advanced Practice Role Development: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

5345. Advanced Practice Nursing: Application of Pathophysiology

5370. Issues in Nursing

5373. Nurses and Technology

5374. Writing for Publication

5390. Foundations of Nursing Research

5410. Facilitating Learning

6000. Thesis

6060. Nursing Practicum

6071. Supervised Teaching

6220. The Nurse Manager as Leader

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