Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is located in Laredo, which is south of San Antonio, and at the entryway to Mexico. Laredo has been identified as one of Texas’ fastest growing communities and is a bilingual community. Texas A&M International University is made up of 7,000 students and offers baccalaureate and masters programs as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Texas A&M International University is part of the Texas A&M University System.
Texas A&M International University’s nursing school is The Canesco School of Nursing. The Canesco School of Nursing is based on the idea that nurses should be trained to work in culturally diverse settings, which ws inspirsed by the community of Laredo. All programs at the Canesco School are fully accredited by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The Canesco School of Nursing has three nursing programs; the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN), and Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN/BSN) Program and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)
In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The Canesco School of Nursing, students must first be accepted to the Texas A&M International University and state their major as nursing. Applicants must also have completed his or her pre-nursing courses and have completed all pre-requisites with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also score baseline proficiency on he Nurse Entrance Exam in all subjects. Students must also submit to a drug test and criminal background screening and also provide proof of a physical examination, CPR certification and immunizations records.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program RN/BSN
Individuals who are already certified as a Registered Nurse, can be admitted into the Spring Semester at The Canesco School of Nursing. Individuals who choose to complete this program usually wish to complete a baccalaureate degree in order to potentially continue their education to a master’s or doctoral level. These applicants do not need to apply through Texas A&M International University, but can apply directly to the School of Nursing. Applicants must provide proof of licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas and have a 2.5 GPA in all previous subjects and nursing coursework.Applicants may also require an interview with the admissions committee. Applicants must also submit to a drug and criminal background screening.
Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)
In order to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing Program, applicants must provide an official college transcript and GRE scores. Applicants must also submit a student essay of 300 words, outlining career goals and a deadline for completion of the master’s degree. Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and complete a criminal background check and drug-screening test prior to admission. Upon acceptance, students must provide proof of CPR certification and immunization records.
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard,
Laredo, TX 78041,
Phone: (956) 326-2001