Posted: 9/07/17

TAMIU Master of Science in Nursing Applications Now Being Taken


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Applications are now being accepted for the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs for the Summer 2018 entry/cohort.

The TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a master’s in nursing in family nurse practitioner (FNP) and in nursing administration. It takes three years to complete the FNP program and two years for the nursing administration program.

FNP classes are face to face and the nursing administration classes are delivered hybrid—face to face and online.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2018.

“All graduates of the FNP program have had a 100 percent pass rate in FNP certification on their first attempt for two years in a row and all graduates are employed within their fields,” said Dr. Marivic B. Torregosa, Graduate Programs director.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median yearly salary of an FNP in Texas is $110,000 and $107,460 nationally.

MSN application requirements are the following:

  • Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies at tamiu.edu/gradschool.
  • A valid RN license without restrictions in the State of Texas.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical work experience as a registered nurse with at least one year in the acute care setting.
  • A baccalaureate nursing degree (BSN) from a nationally accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) overall and upper division courses.
  • A personal interview with graduate faculty members.
  • Three academic and professional references indicating achievement and motivation for graduate study. At least one reference should be from a faculty member who taught in the applicant's baccalaureate degree.
  • At student's expense, verification of criminal background check and drug screen by a company or agency designated by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Due no later than the 12th class day of the first semester after admission.

To apply to either program, visit applytexas.org

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

For more information, visit catalog.tamiu.edu/graduate-information/dr-fm-canseco-nursing/

For additional information, contact Anna Buentello, academic advisor, at anna.buentello@tamiu.edu or 326.3110, and Dr. Torregosa at mtorregosa@tamiu.edu or 326.2456 or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 111D and 312E, respectively.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Additional information is also available at https://www.facebook.com/tamiunursing/