University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Family Nurse Practitioner masters
Adult Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner masters
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner masters
Clinical Nurse Leader masters
Nurse Educator masters
Executive Nurse Leader masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

We are one of the first online RN (ADN) to BSN and MSN programs in the nation.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse leadership
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 43


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 54 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 52% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 11
Average experience teaching online courses 13 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 6 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 40
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 4 years

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