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Established in 2008, the Texas A&M College of Nursing is committed to addressing the critical nursing shortage across Texas, including historically underserved and rural populations. We are dedicated to educating and producing nurses prepared to lead within the profession while advancing nursing research and increasing outreach initiatives to positively impact the health care landscape.


Creating a sustainable pipeline of diverse, educated nurses through advanced education, collaborative programs and strategic partnerships is key to meeting the challenges of health care. Our students take knowledge gained from the classroom, simulations and clinical training to provide patient-centered care beyond the bedside. Staying true to our Aggie Core Values, we foster a culture that enhances the quality of life across Texas, the nation and beyond.


Our mission is to educate professional nurses of today and leaders of tomorrow through excellent educational programs in nursing by identifying, attracting and graduating students of high potential, especially those who have been historically underrepresented in health care in Texas.

Our degrees and programs

We are devoted to creating and implementing the most effective educational experience with cutting-edge classroom technologies and simulated experiences that include standardized patients and virtual clinical learning activities. We offer the following degrees and academic programs:


As leaders, our graduates are taught to question traditional methods and to continually seek the best practices based on relevant clinical research. Through community service and leadership opportunities, the College of Nursing embraces our calling to support social responsibility and global citizenship through servant leadership.

transforming nursing research

Research in nursing helps shape scientifically and clinically viable outcomes in addressing inequitable access to health care. With specialized research centers and strategic partnerships in place, our nurses have specialty areas including:

  • Forensic nursing
  • Hispanic populations
  • Childhood obesity
  • Public health nursing
  • Chronic diseases
  • Vulnerable populations
Dr. Nancy Fahrenwald
"Our vision is to empower a diverse population of nurses to improve the health of vulnerable, underserved populations and to increase access to health care across Texas.”

Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Professor and Dean
Texas A&M College of Nursing

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Our students and faculty benefit from collaborative opportunities in instruction, clinical training and translational research with fellow Texas A&M University Health Science Center colleges, institutes, centers and partners. Combined with experiential education placements throughout our vast preceptor network, we're expanding our reach, positively impacting Texas and beyond.  

Infographic Map: The College of Nursing offers program delivery sites in College Station and Round Rock, advising sites in Lufkin and McAllen, and more than 350 clinical sites across Texas. The college offers 7 degree, post-graduate and certificate programs: 5 with online curriculum and 2 with face to face instruction. The college has 12 certified nurse educators. Graduates have a 99% NCLEX-RN pass rate and average 1500 clinical hours before graduating. 60% of new FNE graduates work in medically underserved areas.