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Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

Master of Science inNursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) is uniquely focused on nursing education. This program fosters independent learning and cultivates an in-depth understanding. Students learn to implement nursing course curriculum using evidence-based practice throughout the duration of this program. Learners will be engaging in scholarly work, research, curriculum design, and teaching practicum. The program structure provides a high degree of excellence in education to its students. The curriculum is compatible with the National League of Nursing (NLN) competencies for the academic nurse educator, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) Nurse Educator Competencies. Graduates are eligible to take certification for Nurse Educators Examination (CNE) conducted by the National League of Nursing.

MS Nursing Time Comparison
16
Month Program

Finish in under 2 years.

$12,600
Tuition

Affordable Program

Esteemed
Faculty

Learn from experts.

"With Hallmark, with their fast pace, I think that really prepares you for being a nurse. You have to have that mental and physical fortitude, and with the program, the fast pace really helped us out a lot."

David Tweggs

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Industry Outlook

Taking the time to earn an MSN in a specific field can bring even higher rates of pay with an average salary of about $86,000 for those with an MSN.

– nursejournal.org

$110,000
Median
Pay

Per year for Nurse Practitioners as of 2017

203,800
Nurse Practictioner Jobs

as of 2016

31%
Expected Growth

from 2016-26

MSN
Typical Entry Level

Education

JOB GROWTH
Nursing practitioner positions are growing over 400% faster than all occupations combined.

The outlook is promising for those entering the healthcare job market as a nursing practitioner’s job growth is projected at 31% for 2016-2026.

The growth rate is also great for other healthcare professions, with Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners at 16%, which is much greater than the 7% average of all occupations combined.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

Job Outlook Graph MSN
SALARY OUTLOOK
Salaries for nursing practitioners are nearly 3x the average of all occupations combined.

The BLS reports that nursing practitioners’ median annual wages are $110,930 which is drastically better than the total of all occupations at $37,690. The highest 10 percent earned more than $180,460 highlighting the promising future nurses have.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

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Salary Graph MSN
Changing Education ByMaking It Affordable

Our commitment to changing education does not end at innovative programs and student experience. We are committed to making education affordable by offering programs at a competitive tuition cost with a unique value proposition – spend less time in school, and more time making money.

LESS TIME, MORE MONEY

CREDIT HOUR COST
Our MS in Nursing Education program has a credit hour cost of just $350. This low cost highlights our commitment to making online graduate programs accessible to more working adults and others wanting to take the next step in their career.

MS Nursing Cost Comparison
Tuition Costs

Cost Per Credit HourTotal Credit HoursTotal Tuition
$35036$12,600

*Tuition does not include any additional fees

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available.

Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Learn more about financial options at Hallmark University.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Hallmark University is a nationally accredited, co-educational facility with two campuses, both located in San Antonio, Texas. Both schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Texas Veterans Commission approves Hallmark University to train veterans. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves Hallmark University, College of Aeronautics. Hallmark University does not deny admission to or participation in programs and activities or discriminate against students enrolled at the university on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability (including students who have Hepatitis B in medical, nursing, and any health-related programs), national origin, or religion.
Hallmark uses college-level placement exams containing reading, writing, and algebra skills to schedule students in the appropriate courses. The assessment can be completed at the student’s pace. All exams are computer-based and will be scored upon completion.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Graduate program applicants are required to provide an official transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an approved accredited institution.  All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to the school’s acceptance of the student and execution of the enrollment agreement. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, or if under the age of 18, a parent/guardian’s signature is required for entrance to Hallmark University.  Applicants will be considered for acceptance and presented to the Acceptance Committee for approval once they have completed the following:

  • Interview with Admission Representative
  • Completed a Hybrid Readiness Evaluation (Main Campus Only)
  • Completed the Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • Met the qualifying assessment/entrance score on all applicable entrance examinations and/or assessments
  • Paid the required application fee
  • Submitted a signed Enrollment Agreement
  • All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to enrollment and final acceptance of the applicant.
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school

The applicant is notified of acceptance once he/she has and has been approved by the Acceptance Committee. Applicants denied entrance by the Acceptance Committee, will have all application fees paid refunded.

  • MS Nursing Education Specific Requirements

    In addition to the general admissions requirements, for favorable admissions consideration to the Master of Science in Nursing Education program, an applicant must meet all of the following entrance requirements:

    1. Provide verification of completion of a Bachelor degree program on an official transcript from an accredited college or university.
      a. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted in good standing.
      b. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5-2.99 maybe admitted under caution;
      NOTE: If potential students have earned a minimum of 12 hours of graduate coursework, this may be used to evaluate a student’s initial academic standing.
    2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse
    3. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of two (2) years full-time clinical nursing experience.
    4. Submit a professional resume.

    Admissions personnel will evaluate previously completed coursework for eligibility to transfer credit. The Dean of the School of Nursing has the authorization to make exceptions to the Master of Science in Nursing Education requirements on a provisional case-by-case basis.

Courses
  • MS Nursing Education
    Course #Course Title
    MSN 5300

    Nursing Theories and Application

    This course explores the philosophies, theories, applications, and history of the science of nursing. Nursing theory and other theories are applied to practice using evidence-based innovations with a focus on advanced nursing practice. The roles of educator, clinician, and manager are investigated with emphasis on the contributions of the theorists. Nursing theories and other theories are evaluated and analyzed for their usefulness and applicability to nursing practice, education, and administration.

    MSN 5305

    Health Care Law, Policy, and Ethics

    This course presents an overview of legal and ethical issues facing advanced practice nurses and providers in healthcare. It provides students with comprehension of health law, policy, and ethics and reviews a wide variety of healthcare legal, policy, and ethical situations and dilemmas.

    MSN 5310

    Financial, Technology, and Economy of Healthcare

    Students will be introduced to the microeconomic theory and empirical studies that will deepen understandings of how consumers, firms, and the government influence health care expenditures, and patient health outcomes. The influence of technology and finance on health care and patient out will be examined.

    MSN 5315

    Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    This course provides the graduate nursing student with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in evidence-based practice in the healthcare environment. The course focuses on the analysis of research and its application to practice. Students learn to design intervention strategies based on current best evidence and to measure patient outcomes related to the implementation of evidence-based practice.

    MSN 5320

    Roles of Advanced Nursing Practice

    This course focuses on the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse in advanced practice in a variety of clinical and academic settings. The distinct and emerging roles of the Nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist and the nurse practitioner are examined along with the legal and ethical implications of the advanced practice.

    MSN 5325

    Interprofessional Communications and Collaborations in Healthcare

    This course explores communication, decision making in the interprofessional environment. It seeks to improve students’ abilities to function in inter-professional teams by using knowledge of various health care professions, principles of teamwork pertinent to any setting, and knowledge of teams as they function specifically in health care. Among the topics covered are team formation, leading teams, decision making in teams, managing conflict in teams, and some aspects of using teams for healthcare quality and safety improvement. The course identifies many members of clinical teams, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, administrators, and physicians.

    MSN 5330

    Advanced Leadership, Quality, and Safety in Nursing Practice

    This course prepares students to assume responsibility and accountability for advanced practice roles. Also, application of leadership, quality, and safety practice principles at both the patient and system levels are used to promote high quality and safe patient care, reduce overall healthcare delivery costs, improve access to care, and influence political factors that affect interdisciplinary care. It provides an opportunity for the application of leadership theories and the use of quality and safety concepts in various healthcare settings.

    MSN 5335

    Public Health and Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing

    This course explores the distribution and determinants of health and disease that affect human populations using health information and technology. Principles of genetics, genomics, and epidemiological data are considered for the design and delivery of evidence-based, culturally relevant clinical prevention and health promotion strategies and interventions. Evidence-based clinical prevention and population indices form the basis of a health promotion project.

    MSN 5340

    Curriculum Development and Evaluation

    This course presents an overview of curriculum development and evaluation. Participants will learn to design & evaluate curriculum, develop instructional materials, assess student learning & measure instructional outcomes for use in physical and online classes. Topics include preparation of course outlines & syllabi, development of lessons plans, the design of evaluation instruments and an explanation of how learning objectives & evaluation strategies affect the selection of content and materials.

    MSN 5345

    Nursing Education Monitoring and Assessment

    This course explores effective monitoring, development, and evaluation strategies of learners. Formulating reliable and valid tools for measuring learning outcomes.

    MSN 5350

    Nursing Education Practicum

    This course explores the teaching strategy of role play, focusing specifically on simulation and its application for both classroom and clinical practice within nursing education. Evidence-based simulation strategies will be explored using active teaching strategies.

    MSN 5360

    Capstone & Teaching Project

    The learner must complete a capstone project that provides the candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to synthesize theoretical knowledge, critique and analyze research findings, and utilize scientific evidence as a basis for advanced nursing practice. This course is an exploration of the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective individual and group learning, safe clinical practice, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nurse educator practicum placements are arranged within pre‐licensure nursing education programs.

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.