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Pre-Nursing

Before applying to the B.S.N. program, you will establish academic readiness as a pre-nursing student. As you prepare to apply to the B.S.N. program, you will receive support for academic success while you build connections with peers and nurse mentors. Once your prerequisites are completed, you can then apply for the B.S.N. program.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and the postgraduate A.P.R.N. certificate program at Angelo State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

In addition, all nursing programs have full approval status by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Ste. 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401
https://www.bon.texas.gov/

Program Details

A nursing student working on a prosthetic

What Can You Do With a B.S.N. Degree?

Our program will prepare you for career opportunities throughout Texas and the U.S. in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, home health and hospice care, long-term care and school nursing, among others. The practical experience you gain will also give you an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs or graduate school.

Upon completion of our program, you will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, and our students have a pass rate of over 92%.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The nursing department has a really nice facility. You can practice procedures on many of the manikins. In the simulation lab, they throw you into a scenario and teach you what you would need to do for the patient in that scenario.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/marcus.php">Marcus Jasso</a></strong>, Class of 2024, Nursing</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My nursing degree launched me on this journey, and that education has made everything else possible.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Tracie Watkins</strong>, CEO, Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital, San Angelo | Classes of 2002 and 2020</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The simulation labs in the Health and Human Services Building have really helped. The mannequins are awesome—they can do everything. You go in there, you’re thrown into a situation, and things change. It’s really good critical-thinking training, to see where you lack, and where your strong points are.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Beatrice Perez</strong>, Class of 2019, Nursing</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class was Anatomy my freshman year. This was my first glimpse into what my future would look like. That class created an experience that allowed me to discover my strengths and weakness and work on becoming a successful student.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Alexis Samora</strong>, Class of 2022, Nursing</p> </blockquote>
ASU nursing professor teaching students with a practice mannequin.

Why Earn My Nursing Degree at Angelo State?

ASU nursing students practicing on a training mannequin.

Dynamic Facilities

Our Health and Human Services Building is the newest academic building on campus. You’ll spend a lot of time here in our state-of-the-art simulation and skills labs, practicing your clinical skills on life-like mannequins that can mimic human symptoms. Our High-Fidelity Simulation Lab is on the cutting edge for B.S.N. programs in Texas. You can also visualize anatomy exactly as you would on a cadaver using our Anatomage virtual dissection tables.

ASU nursing professor teaching students with a practice diagram of the lungs.

Get Connected Early

You can participate in professional development and networking opportunities by joining our Student Nurses Association and ASU Nursing Honor Society. It’s also a great way to connect with your fellow students, professors and local healthcare professionals.


  • Close up photo of a Honors medal and stole

    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.