Master of Science in Nursing




      The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program is to produce culturally competent nursing leaders who are prepared with role specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The curriculum is designed to prepare you for an increasingly active role in evidence based practice  to improve patient/client care outcomes by translating research into practice.You will be eligible to take national certification examinations in your specialty.

                                           - Gwendolyn George, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, Director MSN Program


Objectives and goals that you will be able to achieve are:

  • Critically analyze, interpret, and utilize appropriate knowledge, research, and theories to meet the health care needs of diverse urban and rural patient/client populations across the life span;
  • Collaboratively plan with an individual or family and other health care providers to provide holistic are within the context of the individual's or  family's culture and world view;
  • Contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession through evidence-based research and advanced practice nursing;
  • Synthesize the leadership, management, negotiating, teaching/coaching, and consultation roles to foster continual improvement in health care to meet changing societal and environmental needs;
  • Operationalize ethical, legal, political and economic principles in application to health care delivery across the lifespan; and
  • Act as an advocate for advanced practice nursing through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service.


Contact Information:

Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Canseco Hall 111
Phone: 956-326-3110