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Fri October 26, 2012
University Announces New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program will begin in January of 2013.
“Our new nursing program is a wonderful addition to our university, and a tremendous asset to our region and state,” said Dr. Dan Jones, University President. “A&M-Commerce will now be part of the solution to the severe shortage of highly qualified nurses in Texas, especially in rural Northeast Texas.”
The generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to provide education in preparation for licensure and professional nursing practice. A&M-Commerce’s new nursing program will offer a variety of opportunities for learning through hybrid and traditional face-to-face classes. Clinical learning experiences will be conducted via a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory as well as traditional, hands-on, instructor-supervised training in rural Northeast Texas health care facilities.
This education experience will provide the preparation needed for the challenging and diverse health care needs of rural and urban residents. Upon successful completion, students will earn a baccalaureate degree, be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and be qualified for admission to graduate nursing programs.
A&M Commerce will be at the forefront of nursing education through innovative teaching, research methods and service to the community.