Posted: 4/08/21

TAMIU College of Nursing Ranked Among Texas’ Top 14 Most Affordable Nursing Programs


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Online resource Best Value Schools has notified Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) that its College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing has been ranked among the Top 14 Most Affordable Nursing Programs in Texas.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences ranked 10th.  Best Value staff writers noted:  “ As one of the eight nursing programs offered through The Texas A&M University System, TAMIU  also happens to be home to a top-ranking program in various areas.  It is number one for student retention, third for highest mobility rate, and fifth for affordability.  Those all add up to a great program at an affordable rate for students seeking to earn a nursing degree.  Students can apply to one of two pathways, either a completion degree (RN to BSN) or the traditional four-year BSN degree track.  Boasting a 10 to 1 faculty to student ratio for every clinical ensures that students receive personal attention and learn correct nursing skills and procedures,” they observed.

Best Value Schools, a top online resource for degree searches and information including ranked programs, programs by delivery method, financial aid and career information, says it is keenly interested in identifying schools that advantage students by providing affordable and excellent learning options.

“Higher education is an investment that is worth making, especially in the field of nursing. Higher education does not have to break the bank, and there are nursing programs from accredited schools that are quite affordable,” they noted.

The rankings are available at: https://www.bestvalueschools.org/nursing-schools-in-texas/

TAMIU dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Marivic Torregosa said rankings like that provided by Best Values help the College to share its commitment and accessibility.

“Nursing is a remarkable career choice and the Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is the entry-level standard for the profession.  We are committed to providing our students with the affordable accessibility they need to join an excellent program that will prepare them for a career focused on caring for others and making a difference,” Dr. Torregosa said.

The average BSN holding registered nurse in Texas earns approximately $70,000 per year.  With increasing opportunities for educated and experienced nurses, those seeking this career will find many opportunities for recession-proof employment as well as opportunities for future growth.  

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

In addition to its traditional BSN  program, it offers an RN-BSN (online), a Master in Nursing Administration and an online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Program.  Recently added is a BS in Public Health.

Registration for Maymester, Summer and Fall 2021 is now underway.

Find out more about the College of Nursing and Health Sciences here: https://www.tamiu.edu/conhs/