Department of Nursing
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 B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs at ASU are 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
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Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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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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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have additional questions regarding the graduate programs, please call the Graduate Nursing Office at 325-486-6875 or e-mail us at email@example.com to learn more.