Posted: 9/23/21

Nursing School Almanac: TAMIU Nursing Program is Ranked among Texas’ Best Nursing Programs


Dr. Marivic Torregosa

Nursing Schools Almanac recently notified Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Nursing and Health Sciences that it has been ranked among 2021’s best prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs in the state.

Christopher McMillen, the Almanac editor in chief, congratulated College dean, Dr. Marivic Torregosa, of TAMIU’s selection as No. 20 among 48 ranked programs. TAMIU’s high performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), earning a 92.6% pass rate for first-time NCLEX-RN takers, figured prominently in the ranking.

TAMIU outranked some impressive competitors, including the University of Texas at El Paso (25), UT-Health Science Center-San Antonio (27), and UT-Rio Grande Valley (35).  TAMIU was also the highest-ranked campus among The Texas A&M University System’s southern regional campuses. The rankings are available online at https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/rankings/bsn/texas

“For our 2021 rankings of prelicensure BSN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the NCLEX-RN. Aspiring registered nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may commence practice. Thus, student performance on the NCLEX-RN exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of bachelor’s degree programs,” McMillen explained. 

Dr. Torregosa, TAMIU School of Nursing dean, said there are two critical factors in such rankings:  faculty commitment and student determination.

“We’re honored by this selection, especially as it draws upon several years of nursing data from 2011 to 2020 to calculate the NCLEX pass rate among first-time test takers…long considered a true barometer of program success.  Our faculty’s commitment and student dedication to the program are the critical factors that combine to make these sorts of accolades possible,” Dr. Torregosa noted. 

TAMIU was also recently ranked #6 among the Top 100 Best Affordable Nursing College Programs in the nation by online source University HQ. See the full list of rankings.

This fall, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences launched its newest RN to MSN Nursing Administration program.

The School of Nursing’s other recognized programs includes a traditional BSN program, an online RN to BSN, a Master’s in Nursing Administration (online), and an online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is also home to the University’s undergraduate programs in  Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, and Public Health.

For additional information, contact College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ academic success coach Anna Buentello at anna.buentello@tamiu.edu or call 956.326. 3110. 

For more about TAMIU Nursing programs, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/conhs or call 956.326.2574.

The Nursing Schools Almanac says it is dedicated to organizing a wealth of state- and city-specific information about nursing education, empowering aspiring nurses to find the best-suited programs to kickstart their careers.