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Take your nursing career to the next level

Nurses across the state now have access to an accredited online Master of Science in Nursing program offered by SFA.

As a student in the MSN program, you’ll complete a rigorous combination of graduate-level coursework and work alongside other nurses with advanced degrees in your desired field in your community.

About the online programs

Because courses are delivered entirely online, candidates can remain in the communities where they live and work (when possible) while completing the program requirements. Students in the program and the School of Nursing's graduate faculty members work together to locate preceptors in the candidate's local community. This complements the program's online delivery and allows students to continue the practicum in their local or home communities.

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Cost of Attendance

Visit the additional information section of SFA's Tuition and Fee Plans page for current tuition and fees for online students.

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Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are:

  1. Acceptance to SFA's Graduate School via
  2. Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing program.
  3. Nurse Educator applicants must meet State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Nurse Licensure Compact requirements including a current, unencumbered license or have residency in Texas and hold current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a Registered nurse in the state of Texas.
  4. Family Nurse Practitioner applicants must reside in the state of Texas and hold current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.
  5. Completion of one year of full-time clinical experience as a Registered Nurse is preferred.
  6. Applicants must meet GPA criteria for SFA graduate school admission.
  7. An applicant whose native language is not English must present satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants need to score at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL and 80 on the internet based TOEFL or 6.0 on the IELTS with no test scores under 5.5.
  8. The DeWitt School of Nursing will follow University policy for MSN degree requirements. See the Course Catalog for more information.

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the MSN programs, you must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program and the equivalent of one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse.

Apply to SFA at

  • The application fee is $50. 
  • Make sure to select Graduate Student then select the MSN option you would like to enter.
  • Please ensure that the application is completed in its entirety.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  1. synthesize nursing science with knowledge from other disciplines as the basis for the advanced level of nursing practice
  2. evaluate effective strategies for managing the ethical and legal dilemmas inherent in patient care, the health care organization and research
  3. employ effective communication and collaborative skills in interdisciplinary teams for creating change in health care
  4. analyze concepts of health promotion and culturally competent care across the lifespan
  5. assume responsibility for the use of health care information systems and patient care technology to improve patient outcomes
  6. demonstrate leadership and accountability in the development and implementation of health care policy
  7. critically appraise existing literature from nursing and other disciplines to determine and implement the best evidence for practice
  8. advocate for the advanced practice role within the policy related to access and health care communities
  9. and value continuing competence, growth and development in the profession.

Questions? Visit our Master of Science in Nursing FAQ page or use the contact information below.

*See the Graduate Bulletin for course listing details.

MSN Program Contacts

Erin Bailey, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Coordinator – MSN Program
Phone: 936.468.7733

MSN program


DeWitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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