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UT Tyler Nursing Programs Continue to Meet Accreditation Standards

December 10, 2010

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Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

Nursing programs at The University of Texas at Tyler have maintained their accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Dr. Linda Klotz, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.

After an exhaustive review, the commission determined both baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at UT Tyler continue to meet all accreditation standards.

“Nursing programs at UT Tyler are of the highest caliber, providing cutting-edge technology in the classroom and leading the way with online degree options at the master’s and doctoral levels,” President Rodney H. Mabry said. “We are pleased that the commission once again has recognized their high quality, diligence and commitment to the nursing profession.

“I am also pleased that UT Tyler’s nursing programs are leaders in the use of hybrid classes. Students learn most of their basic material in exciting online formats and spend face-to-face class time on problem solving and building teamwork capabilities. That’s another reason our nursing graduates are so successful on the job.”

The nursing program, which is one of the largest in Texas, boasts quality graduates who are highly desired in the state, around the country and beyond.

Although UT Tyler nursing graduates land jobs from California to Florida, more than 60 percent of UT Tyler nursing graduates stay in East Texas and heavily contribute to the region’s health care capability and its economy.

Graduates also consistently achieve scores on the state licensure exam that are among the highest in Texas. For example, UT Tyler’s nurse practitioner students have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the certification exam.

Baccalaureate education prepares students to practice across a number of job categories within the health care system. This level of education is based on core knowledge and clinical competency, applied through a unique blend of critical thinking and human caring in multiple professional health care settings. UT Tyler’s curriculum also emphasizes the development of values relevant to ethical nursing practice, with recognition of the impact nursing judgments have on patients and their recovery.

Master’s education is built upon the baccalaureate educational core elements and enhances strong critical thinking, advanced clinical practice, and decision-making skills. Graduates are prepared to promote evolving practice patterns based on global perspectives, which requires a deep understanding of moral and ethical responsibility. The Ph.D. program further prepares nurse scholars for leadership roles in academia, practice and research to enhance the quality of health care in the global community.

For more information about the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/nursing/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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