Master of Science in Nursing

Dr. Louise Auto



      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.

                                           - Dr Marivic Torregosa, Interim 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
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Canseco Hall, Room 312
Phone: 956-326-2450

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100