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Angelo State Named a Top Hispanic-Serving Nursing School

September 12, 2019

Angelo State University has been ranked among the “Top 25 Hispanic-Serving Nursing Schools” in the nation for 2020 by the Nursing School Hub higher education resource guide aimed exclusively at nursing students at all levels.

ASU nursing student practicing in the High-Fidelity Simulation LabASU nursing student practicing in the High-Fidelity Simulation LabASU is ranked No. 20 in the U.S. and is one of nine Texas schools to make the rankings. To be eligible, schools must be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education and offer accredited nursing degree programs. The eligible schools were then ranked based on cost of attendance, rankings in U.S. News and World Report, student reviews and alumni salaries. Data for the rankings came from the National Center for Education Statistics, College Scorecard, Niche, and U.S. News and World Report.

ASU has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2010. To achieve the HSI designation, an institution’s Hispanic enrollment must exceed 25 percent of its undergraduate student population. For the 2018-19 academic year, ASU’s undergraduate Hispanic enrollment reached 36 percent.

The ASU Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) for undergraduate students and an online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with two different specialization options for graduate nurses. M.S.N. students can choose between a Family Nurse Practitioner option and a Nurse Educator option.

On a related note, Angelo State’s M.S.N.-Nurse Educator degree program has been ranked No. 9 in the U.S. among the “Top 20 Online Nursing Education Master’s Degrees” for 2019-20 by the TopEducationDegrees.org higher education resource guide.

ASU is one of five Texas schools with nursing programs on the list – and ranked second among the Texas schools behind only the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Only accredited nursing programs were eligible for the rankings, which were also based on cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, and rankings in U.S. News and World Report.

All of ASU’s online and on-campus B.S.N. and M.S.N. degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. More details are available at www.angelo.edu/nursing.

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