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Online MSN-Nurse Educator Program Nationally Ranked

June 01, 2017

Angelo State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator program has been ranked among the nation’s “Top 25 Best MSN Nursing Education Degrees Online” for 2017-18 by the Healthcare Management Degree Guide, an education resource guide for professional and prospective nurses.

ASU’s program ranked No. 11 in the nation and was one of nine programs at Texas schools listed in the top 25. Only nursing programs at nonprofit colleges and universities accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education were eligible for the rankings, which were based on practicum balance, knowledgeable and experienced professors, available hands-on experience and affordability. Data for the rankings was obtained from the College Navigator, U.S. News and World Report’s online education website and school websites. 

According to the HMD Guide’s website, “From faculty expertise to hands-on experience, Angelo State University has everything that one would expect from one of the top MSN nursing education degrees online. The curriculum is especially impressive; every course is unique and highly relevant, so students don’t have to worry that any of their tuition dollars will go toward ‘empty credits.’ Classes like ‘Health Policy and Ethics,’ ‘Pharmacotherapeutics,’ and ‘Population Health Epidemiology’ form the MSN Core, while a separate Nurse Educator module covers teaching strategies, curriculum design, and program evaluation. On top of all that, program members will also complete a total of 200 clinical hours in both general health and education topics.” 

ASU’s online MSN-Nurse Educator program is designed to prepare graduates to teach health care providers in a variety of education programs, including those at the vocational, associate and baccalaureate levels, as well as in health care environments. The curriculum consists of 39 credit hours and can be completed totally online, except for required clinical practicums.  

The other Texas schools ranked by the Healthcare Management Degree Guide were the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of Texas at El Paso, UT-Tyler, UT Medical Branch, UT-Arlington, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas Christian University.  

ASU’s online graduate nursing programs were also cumulatively ranked No. 50 in the nation for quality and affordability by U.S. News and World Report in January.