School of Nursing

Professor Patricia S. Yoder Wise, Dean

Professor Nancy Ridenour, Associate Dean for Education; Professors Armstrong, Cox, Jones, Masten, McConnell, and Pollock; Associate Professors Ducote, Johnson, Miller, Valadez, and Weiss-Kaffie; Assistant Professors Grimes, Pace Murphy, O'Keefe, and Reavis.

As one of the three schools within the Health Sciences Center, the School of Nursing facilitates attainment of the Health Sciences Center mission through the school's original conceptreintegration. This concept incorporates roles in teaching, clinical practice, scholarly activities, and service to the institution and the community. Expanding on the solid foundation of a distinctive undergraduate program, the faculty provides both clinical and functional strengths in the graduate programs.

Currently the school offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a joint Master of Science in NursingMaster of Business Administration program in cooperation with the College of Business Administration. The Ph.D. in Nursing program is a partnership of The University of Texas Health Science CenterSan Antonio School of Nursing and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. There are two sites for doctoral course offerings: San Antonio and Lubbock. The degree is granted by The University of Texas Health Science CenterSan Antonio. The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is available in Lubbock, the Permian Basin, and in Tyler through collaboration with the University of Texas at Tyler.

Further information about the programs of study may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office, School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3BC 100, Lubbock, Texas 79430.

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours, or 48 semester hours for individuals pursuing the practitioner track. Clinical tracks consist of community health and gerontics combined by the student and the advisor with the functional tracks of administration, education, and practitioner. If a particular emphasis in a track is offered, special notification is posted in the Student Affairs Office, School of Nursing.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice in various settings, roles, and clinical specialties. Admission to the graduate program is based on numerous factors, including upper division undergraduate grade-point average, standardized testing (Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies), demonstrated abilities in leadership and writing, and commitment to the profession and cultural diversity. A thesis is a required component of the program.

Most of the courses in nursing have prerequisites or corequisites; check with the school before developing a program schedule. Course descriptions are located in the Bulletin of the School of Nursing. The programs are subject to change upon notification by the School of Nursing.

Courses in Nursing. (NURS)

[Clinical courses are marked with an asterisk (*) in the following listing.]

5015. Application of Nursing Research (V1-3).

5060. Individual Studies (V1-6).

*5140. Laboratory Methods for Nurses in Advanced Practice (1:1/2:1-1/2).

5210. Developing Nursing Education Programs (2:2:0).

5230. The Middle Manager in Nursing: A Conceptual Perspective (2:2:0).

*5240. Managerial Role Development (2:0:6).

*5300. Community Health I: Foundations of Community Health Nursing (3:1:6).

*5301. Community Health II: Role Design and Implementation (3:1:6).

*5310. Gerontics I: Foundations of Gerontic Nursing (3:1:6).

*5311. Gerontics II: Role Design and Implementation (3:1:6).

5330. Theories and Therapies (3:3:0).

*5340. Primary Health Care Practice I: Advanced Assessment, Pathology, and Management (3:1:6).

*5341. Primary Health Care Practice II: Advanced Role Application (3:1:6).

*5342. Advanced Health Assessment (3:1:6).

5343. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurses in Advanced Practice (3:3:0).

*5344. Advanced Practice Role Development: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (3:2:3).

5345. Advanced Practice Nursing: Application of Pathophysiology (3:3:0).

5370. Issues in Nursing (3:3:0).

5373. Nurses and Technology (3:3:0).

5390. Foundations of Nursing Research (3:3:0).

*5410. Facilitating Learning (4:3:3).

*6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

*6060. Nursing Practicum (V3 or 6).

6071. Supervised Teaching (V1-3).

6220. The Nurse Manager as Leader (2:2:0).

[The following courses are required in the joint doctoral program with the University of Texas HSC at San Antonio. Consult the TTUHSC School of Nursing for course descriptions and interpretation of course numbers.]

5115. Application of Research in Nursing.

6071. Supervised Teaching.

6221. Health Care Policy and Trends.

6225. Philosophy and Ethics in the Health Sciences.

6474. Content and Practice: Research Methodology I.

6475. Content and Practice: Research Methodology II.

7099. Dissertation.

7396. Clinical Research Applications.

7476. Advanced Professional Seminar and Practicum.

7590. Seminar and Mentorship for Role Integration.

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