A&M-Texarkana accepts applications for RN to BSN and MSN programs


Texas A&M University-Texarkana is accepting applications for admission through Monday, July 10, for its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs.

“We are excited to help nurses achieve their Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees,” said Jenni Hedrick, Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab coordinator at A&M-Texarkana. “There is no better time than the present to pursue these wonderful opportunities.”

The RN to BSN track provides currently licensed registered nurses who have associate degrees in nursing with an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. The program’s curriculum builds on basic nursing education to increase abilities in leadership, evidence-based practice, healthcare policy and community health.

“We have made changes in program requirements so that the registered nurse can enter the RN to BSN program in either the fall or spring semester without having completed general academic coursework. So the nurse can complete nursing coursework within two semesters,” said Dr. Kathy Missildine, associate dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and director of the Nursing programs.

“We have also converted from 16-week to eight-week courses in the RN to BSN program to allow students to more effectively manage their time. Our efforts are in an attempt to make this process easier for the students and to better ensure their success.”

Recognized as one of the 50 Best Graduate Nursing Schools in America in 2016 by “Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration,” the A&M-Texarkana Master of Science in Nursing program prepares nurses who currently have bachelor’s degrees in nursing for employment in advanced leadership and administration.
The Nursing Administration track prepares nurses to practice in an administrative role in the healthcare setting and provide leadership in the profession. Graduates will meet the educational requirements to be Certified in Executive Nurse Practice (CENP) by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

A&M-Texarkana’s RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

Application and admission information is available online at http://tamut.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Departments/STEM/Nursing-Program/RN-to-BSN.html for the RN to BSN program and http://tamut.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Departments/STEM/Nursing-Program/MSN.html for the MSN program.

For more information, contact the A&M-Texarkana Department of Nursing at (903) 334-6649 or nursing@tamut.edu.

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