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History and Accreditation

In 2008, the Texas A&M University College of Nursing was approved to provide baccalaureate nursing education by both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing. The inaugural class of 44 students was admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in July 2008. In July 2013, the college received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a Master of Science in Nursing. The inaugural class of 10 MSN students was admitted in January, 2014.

National accreditation of the programs has always been a priority. The baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs in nursing at Texas A&M University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Initial 5-year accreditation of the new baccalaureate program was awarded in 2009, followed by reaccreditation in 2014 for 10 years. Initial 5-year accreditation of the new master’s degree program was in 2015.

Aggie Nursing Milestones

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Summer 2005

  • TAMHSC partners with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to provide accelerated nursing programs in Corpus Christi and College Station areas.

Summer 2008

  • Inaugural class of 44 students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
  • Texas A&M College of Nursing approved by both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing

Fall 2009

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Spring 2010

  • TAMHSC Round Rock campus opens

Summer 2010

  • RN-to-BSN track begins
  • TAMHSC Bryan campus opens

Fall 2013

  • Assistant dean for research and evidence based practice added to administrative faculty

Spring 2014

  • MSN–Education graduate program begins
  • McAllen location opens

Spring 2015

  • MSN -FNP graduate program begins

Fall 2015

  • The master's degree program in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.



Spring 2016

  • College of Nursing establishes an advising location at Angelina College in Lufkin

Fall 2017

  • Classes begin for the inaugural cohort of BSN students on the Round Rock campus
  • Applications open for the MSN-Forensic Nursing graduate program

Future Plans

  • PhD Nursing Programs


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