University of Texas at Tyler Nursing School Review


The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) is part of the University of Texas System. University of Texas at Tyler is 30 years old and has almost 7,000 students enrolled. The University of Texas at Tyler also has campuses in Palestine and Longview, Texas.The university offers over 80 degrees, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in-class and online.

The College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is home to the first doctoral degree at the university.

Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate programs offers at the University of Texas at Tyler include; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), an Associate Degree Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADN to MSN), an Associate Degree Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing, a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LVN-BSN), an Accelerated BSN track, a partnership with the LeTourneau University and a Jarvis Christian College Partnership.

Undergraduate Degrees

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is for undergraduate students and those who already hold an RN licensed and want to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The BSN curriculum is four years in duration and is taught at the Tyler, Longview and Palestine campuses and upon graduation, students are able to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse.

The Associate Degree RN to BSN is conducted online in 12 months and is intended for Registered Nurses who are working and wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree while continuing their employment.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse to BSN program (LVN-BSN) is for the LVN who would like to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program is composed of a combination of in-class lectures and clinical practicum and after graduation the student can apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination. There is also an accelerated option, which is for applicants who already hold a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing, who wish to pursue a career in nursing.

The College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler has teamed up with LeTourneau University and nursing students can do a concurrent degree and earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from LeTourneau University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UT Tyler. Another partnership is with Jarvis Christian College, which enables students to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College and a BSN from UT Tyler.

Graduate Degrees

Graduate degrees at the School of Nursing include a RN to MSN option, an MSN-MBA, an MSN-Education Certificate program, a Nursing Education MSN, an MSN-Administration degree, an MSN Nurse Practitioner program and a PhD.

The RN-MSN degree is geared toward RNs who hold an Associate Degree in nursing and would like to complete a graduate degree. There are five graduate tracks including; Coordinated Master of Science in Nursing/MBA (MSN/MBA), Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Education Certificate Program.

The PhD is a Doctor of Philosophy degree, with a focus on community health and culture. Applications are due by March 1st and the program begins in the Summer semester. In order to apply, students must submit transcripts, GRE scores, a personal essay and letters of recommendation.

Contact:
University of Texas – Tyler
3900 University Boulevard,
Tyler, TX
75701-6699, United States
(903) 566-7000

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