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Message from the Dean


Welcome to the Texas A&M University College of Nursing website. I am honored to serve as the dean, working with faculty, staff and students to realize our vision of educating and empowering a diverse population of nurse leaders who will transform health and health systems through service, discovery and knowledge. This is a new beginning for the College of Nursing as we celebrated our first ten years (2008-2018), and launched our second decade of nursing education, service and research. A great deal was accomplished during the first ten years, and I expect the momentum to continue.

If you are a prospective or current student, I assure you that our educational programs and specializations are top-notch and our graduates are in high demand by employers across Texas. The traditional BSN program is offered on the Bryan-College Station and Round Rock campuses, while our RN to BSN program is online. The Master of Science program in nursing includes three specializations as nurse educator, family nurse practitioner and forensic nurse. All of these MSN options are online, with limited travel to the Bryan-College Station campus for competency assessment. Our future plans are to grow our traditional BSN enrollment in South Texas, expand the specializations in our graduate programs, and develop outstanding, innovative and distance-accessible DNP and PhD programs.

Our strategic focus is on preparing future and advanced health professionals who improve health and access to care. We will work together to address health care needs through innovative healthcare delivery models and partnerships, and conduct impactful research that improves health and quality of life for diverse individuals, families and communities.

I joined the College of Nursing as dean on June 1, 2018, and I am proud to be a member of the Aggie family! Texas A&M’s Core Values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity and Selfless Service serve as the ideal foundation for building a career in nursing. Our students, faculty and former students are quick to respond to serve community needs and to partner with other organizations to work towards providing a safe and healthy world for everyone.

Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M College of Nursing.

Best regards,

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