Department of Nursing

Simulation. Although the Department of Nursing has an interactive simulation center on campus, we are also a founding member of SimCentral, located in Amarillo. WT students along with students in various healthcare disciplines in other local educational institutions come together to participate in interdisciplinary simulation case studies and scenarios. 

Studying Health and Wellness. Helping people achieve and maintain good health is a major focus in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Priscella Correa, instructor of nursing, has devoted the majority of her professional life to improving the quality of life for those medically underserved. Thousands of individuals have attended the Inner City Health in downtown Amarillo. This health fair is conducted in spring and fall. Senior I BSN students plan and implement the health fair under the guidance of nursing faculty members. FNP-MSN students also collaborate by offering their services as well under the guidance of Dr. Angel Phillips.

Making our Community Healthier. As a part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences initiatives, in spring of 2018, the Department of Nursing has opened an employee health clinic to address healthcare needs of the staff and employees of West Texas A&M University.

Recognition and AwardsThe Department of Nursing has been awarded and recognized for numerous achievements over the last few years.


2021 Rankings


Affordable Colleges Online. Best Online RN to MSN Programs (#15)

Best Value Schools. Best Nursing Schools in Texas (#13)

Best Value Schools. Best RN to MSN Programs in Texas (#2)

Best Value Schools. Best Nurse Practitioner Programs in Texas (#4)

College Choice. Best Online BSN Degrees (#5)

College Choice. Best Online RN-BSN Degrees (#3)

College Factual. Best Value Colleges for Nursing in Texas (#4)

College Values Online. Best Colleges and Universities Online (#4)

College Values Online. Best Value Degrees Online (#4)

DegreeQuery. Most Affordable Online Master of Sciences in Nursing Programs (#2)

Great Value Colleges. Most Affordable Graduate Programs Online (#17)

Healthcare Degree Search. Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools (#14) Best RN to BSN Program (#13)

Nursing Degree Search:

   Best Value Bachelor’s Degree (#29)

   Best Value Master’s Degree (#48)

Nursing Education.  Best RN-to-BSN Online Programs

Nurse Journal.  Top Nursing Programs in Texas (#10)  Best RN-BSN Programs in Texas (Online & Campus) (#9)  10 Best Online RN to BSN Programs in the Nation (#6)  Best BSN Programs in Texas (#4) Best Nurse Practitioner Programs in Texas – Online and Campus  (#1)

Online Schools Center. 50 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Online Schools Center. Top 19 Online BSN Programs

Online Schools Center. 20 Most Affordable Schools for Online RN to BSN Degree

Premium Schools. Best Schools for Online Bachelor’s Degrees (#17)

RN Careers. Best BSN Nursing Schools in the US (#4-TX; #50-USA) Most Affordable Online RN-BSN Programs (#6) Best Online RN-BSN in Texas (#9)

U.S. News and World Report. Best Online Programs Bachelor’s (#21)

U.S. News and World Report. Best Online Programs Bachelor’s for Veterans (#13)

Vocational Training HQ. 10 Best Online Schools for Bachelor’s in Nursing

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