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Master in Nursing

Angelo State University
Length: 2 years
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Online / distance learning
Language: English

Program Description

nursingThe graduate Nursing Masters degree program is designed to provide you with the opportunity for study in selected areas of advanced and specialized professional nursing practice.

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

Topics if study in the Nursing Masters degree include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Design and Methodology of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Health Policy and Ethics
  • Statistical Analysis in Health Care Research
  • Professional Scholarship

All nursing degree programs include experiences in real clinical settings. The Nursing department has a strong relationship with hospitals and health care facilities in the San Angelo area, where nursing students are mentored by working professionals. Students also interact with and assist real patients in preparation for careers upon graduation.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Masters degree in Nursing should meet the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, or the AACN Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.*
  • A basic statistics course (equal to 3 SCH) completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • A basic pathophysiology course (equal to 3 SCH) completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • A current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas or the state where the student will engage in clinical experiences.
  • Evidence of inclusion of basic physical assessment content in an undergraduate nursing program or demonstrated proficiency in health assessment.
  • A basic computer literacy course (equal to 3 SCH) or demonstrated proficiency.


Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are typically awarded to students who meet special qualifications as outlined by a selection committee or donor. Contact ASU for information about these types of scholarships.

Angelo State University

Angelo State University


Angelo State University, in Texas USA, was founded in 1928 and is a member of the Texas Tech University System. ASU delivers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. Angelo State University provides a learning-centered...

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Angelo State University

2601 West Avenue North
76909 San Angelo
United States of America

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