On Friday, Jan. 19, five Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) students in the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) officially joined the ranks of America’s nursing leadership. Among the many onboarding activities of the daylong orientation, the students received their school IDs, a welcome message from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., and a tour of the campus and its Regional Simulation and Training Center.
The newest degree program to be offered at TTUHSC El Paso will prepare students to assume leadership roles in health care organizations. With courses in business, finance and policy, a major goal of the M.S.N. program is to ensure that nurses have a seat at the table in a health care system that is increasingly focused on interprofessional collaboration.
The M.S.N. is a hybrid program, meaning students will learn in online, classroom and community settings (as part of their practicum). Throughout the program, students will learn from faculties in TTUHSC El Paso’s nursing, medical and biomedical sciences schools — an opportunity that can only be provided at a health sciences center.
The first class of M.S.N. students is expected to graduate in 2020.