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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 Department of Nursing has an educational track for you. View the Available Programs list to find a program that fits your needs.

“The Baccalaureate, Master’s and Post-Master’s programs at Angelo State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.”

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Fax: (202) 887-8476

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

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


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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Experienced Faculty

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.

Real-World Practice

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.

Training Registered Nurses

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.

Nursing Careers

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 Archer College of Health and Human Services Office at 325-942-2630 or e-mail us at

If you have additional questions regarding the graduate programs, please call the Graduate Nursing Office at 325-486-6875 or e-mail us at to learn more.

Advising & registration Information

Angelo State University requires all students to attend an advising session before every registration period to ensure that they take appropriate courses to progress toward graduation.

Advising for the Spring 2017 semester begins Monday, October 17, 2016.  To find your advisor, please click on the appropriate link below:

Advising Lists:

Registration start dates* are according to classification as follows:

Graduates, Post-bacs-seniors - Monday, Nov. 7
Juniors - Wednesday, Nov. 9
Sophomores - Monday, Nov. 14
Freshmen - Wednesday, Nov. 16
New students/everyone - Mon., Nov. 21

Classification of an undergraduate student

A student is classified according to the number of semester hours successfully completed:

00-29     Freshman
30-59     Sophomore
60-89     Junior
90 +       Senior

Nursing in the News

  • National Ranking for Graduate Nursing Program

    January 28
    Angelo State University’s Department of Nursing has been ranked as one of the “50 Best Graduate Nursing Schools in America” for 2016 by, an online education resource guide for professional and prospective nurses.
  • Online Grad Programs Ranked by U.S. News

    January 12
    Angelo State University’s graduate education and nursing programs have each been ranked among the top programs nationally for their online degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2016 edition of “Best Online Programs.”

Textbook information

Are you looking for textbook information? Login to RamPort or view your courses in the Class Schedule .

Student Nurses Association

Take part in interesting activities and interact with fellow nursing students in the Student Nurses Association. All ASU nursing students are encouraged to join.

Catalogs and class schedule

Financial Aid

Several scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available to students studying nursing.

Learn More about Financial Aid

Study Abroad

You can earn class credit in Germany, Scotland, China and other foreign countries. Scholarships are available to partially offset expenses.

Study Abroad Information

ASU Nursing honor society

The Angelo State University Nursing Honor Society is a group of nurses and nursing students who meet the requirements to become future members of STTI. Our goal is to become a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Members in good standing with the ASU Nursing Honor Society will be eligible for membership in STTI.

Learn More the Nursing Honor Society