Master’s Degree in Science in Nursing with specialty in Medical Surgical and Role in Education

Future Start DateOctober 25




1 year
Following the curricular sequence

The graduated of the Master Degree in Science in Nursing with specialty in Medical-Surgical and Role in Education will carry out a professional education process applying leadership, management, critical thinking and assertive communication skills. The Master in Science in Nursing in Medical-Surgical and Role in Education emphasizes the need for education in the profession, human care, teaching and integration of knowledge. The goal is to develop nurse specialists with the following competencies: leadership, creativity, teaching-learning, communication, critical and creative thinking, mathematical and logical reasoning, information literacy, ethical-legal, and respect for diversity. Students will become assertive communicators aware of the importance of distinguishing the needs of different groups, populations and scenarios, be informed of the individual’s clinical and psychological development aspects, and work in different teaching scenarios. As graduates, they will also contribute to improve the quality of life in our society.

Master’s Degree     School of Nursing     Online education

Outstanding Courses

  • Advance Surgical
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical I
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical Internship I
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical II
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical Internship II
  • Advanced Physical Exam
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies

Possible Employment Opportunities

  • Specialized Teaching in Public and Private Institutions
  • Educational Consulting
  • Supervision or Coordination of a Nursing Department
  • Lecturer
  • Designing, Organizing, and Evaluating Projects in Nursing Education

Related License Or Certification

Upon graduation, students are required to obtain a nurse specialist license according to the Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners requirements.

Program Competencies

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  • Professional competence
    Integrates into practice a background from the domains of science, humanities and nursing, concepts that are client centered and culturally appropriated when planning delivering, managing, and evaluating evidence based clinical prevention and population care.
  • Communications skills
    Advocates as a member and leader of interprofessional teams, for the communication, collaborations, and consultation with others to manage and coordinate care in diverse settings.
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
    To design holistic Professional practice frameworks for the implementation of safe and diverse population outcomes for the
    improvement of customer-centric health care that is based on the evidence of healthcare sciences.
  • Logical mathematical reasoning
    Integrate into practice scholarship and research using translational process, tools, performance measures and standards to generate quality principles for health organization and nursing practice. Meaningful evidence for nursing practice.
  • Informatics literacy (Digital Competency)
    Integrate within a variety of health care contexts into patient care and communication technologies to deliver, administer and
    coordinate positive, safe and quality health outcomes processes.
  • Legal/ Ethics
    Participates in collaboration with the health team in the development of policies for the health system and practice environments, to ensure quality, safety and equitable treatment in customer-centric care, based on ethical and moral principles to align with the contemporary regional and global society.
  • Respect to Diversity
    Organizes nursing practice with consideration and respect for organizational colleague, population, family and individual global