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Whether you are attending college for the first time, you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field, or you are a practicing nurse looking to take on more leadership responsibilities, the ASU Nursing Department has an educational track for you. View the Available Programs list to find a program that fits your needs.

“The Baccalaureate, Master’s and Post-Master’s programs at Angelo State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.”

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Fax: (202) 887-8476

The B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs at ASU are also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly NLNAC. In addition, all nursing programs have full approval status by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000
Toll Free: 866-747-9965
Fax: 404-975-5020


Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Office: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401


Mission, Vision and Philosophy


The Department of Nursing supports the overall Mission of Angelo State University by offering graduate and undergraduate nursing programs that produce professionals committed to improving the health of individuals, groups and communities both locally and globally. As practitioners and educators, our graduates effectively lead and advocate for safe, high-quality healthcare that respects diversity and is responsive to a dynamic and technologically complex society.


We will be recognized as visionary leaders committed to delivering innovative nursing education that promotes optimal patient outcomes.


We believe nursing is a unique, caring, scientific and practice discipline built upon a solid foundation of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. Each level of nursing education expands upon prior knowledge and competency through the integration of research-based evidence. Our programs produce compassionate and skilled nurses prepared to meet the healthcare needs of a global society.

We believe the nurse delivers person-centered care as a member of the interprofessional team utilizing therapeutic partnerships and patient advocacy that emphasizes health promotion, health restoration and disease prevention.

We believe in student-centered, adult learning principles and provide a supportive, engaging educational environment facilitating personal and professional growth for leadership and lifelong learning.

We believe lifelong learning is nurtured in an environment of mutual respect and shared responsibility for the development of clinical reasoning, ethical conduct and personal accountability.

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Experienced Faculty

You will enroll in classes taught by talented professors who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our faculty members have experience in a wide variety of clinical settings. Students receive one-on-one attention when they visit professors during office hours to get help with class assignments and/or career goals.

Real-World Practice

All nursing students have access to the Nursing Department’s High-Fidelity Simulation Laboratory. The lab allows students to learn and practice new nursing techniques on life-like mannequins in a real-world setting.

Clinical Experiences

All our nursing degree plans include experiences in real clinical settings. Our Nursing Department has a strong relationship with hospitals and health care facilities across the state, where nursing students are mentored by working professionals. Our students also interact with and assist real patients in preparation for careers upon graduation.

Nursing Careers

Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, and the U.S. Department of Labor reports that the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2018. Family Nurse Practitioners and Nursing Educators are also in great demand. ASU nursing graduates can expect to find work in such job settings as hospitals, physician offices, home health care services and nursing care facilities, among others.

For More Information

We encourage you to choose a link on the left side of this page to read further about each program and the application requirements. 

If you have additional questions regarding the undergraduate programs, please call the College of Health and Human Services Office at 325-942-2630 or e-mail us at

If you have additional questions regarding the graduate programs, please call the Graduate Nursing Office at 325-486-6875 or e-mail us at to learn more.

Nursing in the News

  • Nursing Programs Gain CCNE Accreditation

    June 3
    Angelo State University’s nursing programs have earned accreditation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) following an extensive application process that culminated with a campus site visit last fall by CCNE evaluators.
  • Nursing Honor Society Inducts 43 New Members

    April 10
    Angelo State University’s Nursing Honor Society added 43 new members during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 9, in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center on the ASU campus.
  • Nursing Prof Wins National Award

    March 30
    Dr. Avis Johnson-Smith of the Angelo State University graduate nursing faculty has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
  • Online Grad Programs Ranked by U.S. News

    January 12
    Angelo State University’s teacher education and nursing programs have each been ranked among the top programs nationally for their online graduate degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2015 edition of “Best Online Programs.”
  • Online M.S.N. Nationally Ranked

    December 15
    Angelo State University’s Master of Science in Nursing degrees have been ranked as one of the “2015 Best Online Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Programs” in the U.S. by, an educational resource website.

Advising & registration Information

Angelo State University requires all students to attend an advising session before every registration period to ensure that they take appropriate courses to progress toward graduation.

Advising for the Summer/Fall 2015 semester begins Monday, March 2, 2015.  To find your advisor, please click on the appropriate link below:


Registration* start dates are according to classification as follows:

Graduates, Post-bacs-seniors - Monday, March 23
Juniors - Wednesday, March 25
Sophomores - Monday, March 30
Freshmen - Wednesday, April 1
New students/everyone - Monday, April 6

*These registration dates are for both summer AND fall semesters.  DO NOT wait until a later date to register for fall classes; you take the risk of the classes you need being closed because they are full.

Classification of an undergraduate student

A student is classified according to the number of semester hours successfully completed:

00-29     Freshman
30-59     Sophomore
60-89     Junior
90 +       Senior

Textbook information

Are you looking for textbook information? Login to RamPort or view your courses in the Class Schedule .

Student Nurses Association

Take part in interesting activities and interact with fellow nursing students in the Student Nurses Association. All ASU nursing students are encouraged to join.

Catalogs and class schedule

Financial Aid

Several scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available to students studying nursing.

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Study Abroad

You can earn class credit in Germany, Scotland, China and other foreign countries. Scholarships are available to partially offset expenses.

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ASU Nursing honor society

The Angelo State University Nursing Honor Society is a group of nurses and nursing students who meet the requirements to become future members of STTI. Our goal is to become a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Members in good standing with the ASU Nursing Honor Society will be eligible for membership in STTI.

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