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Department of Nursing

Our award-winning department offers you one of the most dynamic nursing programs in Texas.

Here, you will learn from talented professors with real-world experience as you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a registered nurse (RN), move on to graduate school or become an advanced-practice nurse.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Our generic B.S.N. degree is your first step toward a wide range of RN nursing careers.

Our B.S.N. - Second Degree Option is for those who already have a bachelor’s degree and also want to earn a B.S.N.

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
This online degree program is for nurses with a B.S.N. who want to develop expertise in the advanced-practice nursing role. Graduates are prepared to be primary care providers for families and individuals of any age.

M.S.N. – Nurse Educator (NE)
This online degree program is for nurses with a B.S.N. who want to develop expertise as an advanced-level nurse in a teaching role. Graduates are prepared to teach nursing in a variety of educational programs and healthcare settings.

Post-Master’s Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s Certificate - Nurse Educator
Already have your M.S.N.? You can complete one or both of these online programs to be eligible for national certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and/or nurse educator.


Our Nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

All our nursing programs also have full approval status by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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

Healthcare is one of the largest and most diverse career fields in the world. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join this exciting industry and work as a nurse in virtually any healthcare setting. And, there are plenty of high-paying jobs waiting for you once you graduate.

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Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study nursing.

Nursing sim lab

Simulation and Skills Labs

Practice your clinical skills on life-like mannequins that can mimic human symptoms, and utilize the dynamic BodyViz software in our computer lab for even more interactive learning. You can gain additional hands-on experience by participating in our Campus Clinics.

Nursing student preparing a syringe

Student Organizations

You can join our Student Nurses Association and ASU Nursing Honor Society for professional development and networking opportunities, and to connect with your fellow students, professors and local healthcare professionals.

Nursing student check chart

Licensure Prep

When you earn your B.S.N. degree, you will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam to get your nursing license – and our students have a pass rate over 92%!