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Your gift supports leaders in nursing

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Texas A&M School of Nursing. We are committed to educating the best-prepared nurses and nurse educators while staying true to the mission of our land-grant university in serving the needs of the state of Texas.

Private support of the school is crucial, and the impact of your generosity will be felt for generations to come. Creating a sustainable pipeline of nursing students committed to providing patient-centered care and identifying future nurse leaders in clinical settings, teaching roles, research initiatives, administrative capacities and patient advocacy is key. All gifts, regardless of size, make a positive impact as we work with nursing faculty, health organizations and community leaders across Texas to help address health care challenges. Learn how you can support the school by exploring our major funding opportunities:


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Vulnerable populations

With initiatives to eliminate health disparities across Texas, Aggie nurses are providing patient-centered care where it is needed most: rural, underserved and vulnerable populations lacking immediate access to health care.

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Health education and outreach

We are reducing the shortage of nurses, preparing the next generation of nurse educators and empowering health professionals through specialized training and community outreach initiatives.


Forensic nursing

Victims of intentional violence deserve trauma-informed care. We are leading the way in policy, patient advocacy and research to support patients, at their bedside and in court.


Sue and Joe Knowles ’50, MD, want to honor the importance of team health care and provide for the next generation of rural medical professionals. 

“Joe’s mom, until the day she died, always introduced Joe as, ‘This is my son, Joe, the doctor,’” said Sue. “She was so proud of him and all the sacrifices they had to make for him to get that education. Almost a century later, she was still so proud of his education and his profession. If we can help other people feel that way, that’s what we want to do.”

Their $7 million planned gift for endowed scholarships will support students in both the school of Medicine and the School of Nursing at Texas A&M.

Your gift. Your way.

Gifts allow students, scholars, researchers and former students to make valuable contributions to the world's body of knowledge. Your support allows dreams to become reality and transforms potential into action. Through your support, you can:

  • Create scholarships that attract the best and brightest students
  • Fund translational research programs
  • Increase access to health care for underserved adults and children
  • Provide support for community outreach and educational programs
  • Provide the finest facilities that encourage creativity and innovation
  • Recruit and retain internationally recognized faculty by supporting their research and teaching

For more information, contact:

Patty Rabel

Patty Rabel, CFRE

Senior Director of Development
Phone: 979.436.0175