Angelo State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree programs have been ranked among the best and most affordable in the nation for 2020-21 by multiple higher education resource guides.
ASU offers an online M.S.N. degree with two specialization options. The M.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner program is for nurses with a bachelor’s degree (B.S.N.) who wish to become advanced family practice nurses. The M.S.N.-Nurse Educator program is for nurses with a B.S.N. who wish to teach nursing at the college level and/or at healthcare institutions.
ASU’s online M.S.N. programs have been ranked No. 10 in the nation among the “Best Online Nursing Master’s Programs” by OnlineDegrees.com.
Each of the two M.S.N. specializations have also received individual national rankings. The M.S.N.-Nurse Educator program earned the following rankings:
- Healthcare Management Degree Guide – No. 2 among the “Top 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Education”
- EduMed.org – No. 3 among the “Best Online Master’s Programs in Nursing Education”
- Nursing School Hub – No. 3 among the “Top 25 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Educator Programs”
ASU’s online M.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner program has earned the following national rankings:
- AffordableColleges.com – No. 1 among the “Most Affordable Nurse Practitioner Degrees Online”
- EduMed.org – No. 3 among the “Best Online Nurse Practitioner Programs”
- BestMasterOfScienceInNursing.com – No. 8 among the “Most Affordable Family Nurse Practitioner Programs”
- Intelligent.com – No. 10 and “Best State School” among the “Best Online Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs”
- AffordableCollegesOnline.org – No. 12 among the “Best Online Nurse Practitioner Master’s Programs”
Each of the higher education guides formulates its rankings using similar criteria, including accreditation, academic quality, tuition costs, faculty credentials, student-to-faculty ratio, online learning technology, career placement and return on investment. Data sources include the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, school websites and other ranking entities like U.S. News and World Report.
All of ASU’s online and on-campus nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. They are offered through the Department of Nursing in the Archer College of Health and Human Services.