Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Nursing School Review


Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (TAMUCC, or A&M-Corpus Christi, or A&M-CC) is located on its own island filled with palm trees and beautiful beaches. Located on 240 acres, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is home to over 10,000 students and is part of the Texas A&M University System. The five colleges have at the university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Undergraduates Degrees in Nursing

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is home to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which includes undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs include the baccalaureate nursing program, which allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN/BSN) program.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be completed in three ways; lectures, online or a fast track option, which individuals can pursue if they already have a bachelor’s degree in another field. After completing the degree, graduates can go on to apply to complete the Registered Nurses licensing exam.

The RN/BSN program is geared toward Registered Nurses who have an ADN or diploma in nursing, who would like to complete their baccalaureate education.

Admission

In order to apply to the undergraduate nursing programs, applicants must first complete an application to the Texas Public Universities with all of his or her transcripts and SAT/ACT/TASP scores. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no “D” or “F” courses are accepted for transfer to the university. Students must then complete the Nursing specific application online. The undergraduate nursing program takes two years to complete.

Individuals that wish to apply to the fast track option can complete their degree in 18 months. Courses students are required to take in the fast track option are the same as for normal program. In order to apply to the program, individuals must hold a bachelor’s degree in arts or science with a 3.0 GPA and have completed nursing pre-requisites.

Graduate Degrees in Nursing

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) is for individuals who are interested in leadership positions. Courses are offered online and clinical lectures take place in person in the students community. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi also offers a PhD in Nursing Cooperative program, however, students must first be accepted into the Texas Woman’s University-Denton Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science in order to apply to this program.

Admission

The Graduate Degree in Nursing has two streams: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Leadership in Nursing Systems. Applicants who already have a BSN degree can apply for the Masters of Science in Nursing program. Registered Nurses who already have an AD in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in a major other than nursing, can apply to the RN-Bridge program. Registered Nurses who hold an AD degree, but no other education, can apply to the RN-MSN option. The final option is for those individuals who are RNs who hold graduate degrees in nursing – those people can complete the post-masters certification option. The School of Nursing also offers those pursuing graduate degrees the option of studying two minors. Individuals interested in this option must contact the Graduate Nursing Department Chair for information.

Contact:
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive,
Corpus Christi, TX
78412, United States
(361) 825-5700

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