M.S.N.- Nursing, CNS, FNP or Nurse Educator or RN-MSN
ASU’s Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs are offered completely online through Blackboard, a course management system. Clinical requirements can be completed in a student’s city of residence using a preceptor and a local clinical facility, if they meet course objectives.
Master’s degree students choose one of these areas of specialization:
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Provides direct patient care for a specialized client population, develops innovative therapeutic nursing interventions, provides education to both nurses and other health care workers, and develops and implements continuous quality assessment and improvement programs
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) – Provides direct care to families and individuals across the lifespan and interfaces with other provider team members to supply broad-based comprehensive health care
Nurse Educator – Gives graduates with advanced nursing knowledge an additional nursing education focus. Graduates are prepared to teach in a variety of nursing programs, including those at the vocational, associate and baccalaureate levels.
Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program with Texas Tech – Allows master’s degree students to choose one of three nurse practitioner specialization tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
Angelo State University maintains institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges. The Commission’s mission is “the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region, and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students” (from the SACS-COC website).
The SACS-COC website provides an overview of guidelines and resources.
Within the website, the Principles of Accreditation outline the standards by which members are reviewed in accordance with the SACS-COC mission.
Facts & Figures
In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999