Texas Board of Nursing approves ACU nursing program

Posted April 03, 2013

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has officially approved ACU’s bachelor of science in nursing program after a meeting in January. 

ACU submitted a proposal to the Texas BON last fall to begin a BSN program housed on campus. The proposal was presented to the board on January 17 by Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost; Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU President; and Dr. Becky Hammack, dean of the new school of nursing. The proposal was approved on the contingency that ACU will have nursing labs and facilities in place for the Texas BON to visit by July 2013.

The school of nursing will admit 50 students in the fall of 2013 as its first incoming class. Fifty more will be admitted in the fall of 2014. When the students in the program attain an 80% successful completion rate of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, the school will be allowed to admit up to 80 students each year. 

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