WT’s Online Nursing Program Wins Another Accolade

Chip Chandler Aug 11, 2020
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WT’s Online Nursing Program Wins Another Accolade

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s nursing program has earned another top national ranking.

The online RN to BSN program, which helps nurses take the next step in their nursing career by advancing from a registered nurse degree to a bachelor of science in nursing, ranked No. 3 in College Choice’s recently released Top 10 list, landing behind only Ohio State University and the University of Arkansas.

Other schools on the list include University of Florida, Arizona State University, University of Texas at Tyler and more.

WT’s overall online bachelor of nursing program also was recently named one of the 10 best in the country.

“These rankings reflect how committed we are to meeting our students’ educational needs as they work to better their careers,” said Dr. J. Dirk Nelson, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “We are proud to offer flexible scheduling and affordable tuition so that nurses can move into leadership positions, secure higher salaries and find other opportunities for career advancement while still working in the field.”

College Choice’s rankings are based on program accreditation, national reputation, tuition costs and early career earnings of graduates.

This is only the most recent honor in a series of accolades for the University. WT’s online program is ranked among the most affordable and best values in the state. The University was ranked among the Top 10 safest campuses in the country and the safest in Texas, and the University Police Department was, for a second time, named a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation.

Such accolades are indicators that WT feels quality is the cornerstone of its educational offerings, a key component of its generational plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 38 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.


About College Choice

College Choice helps students and their families find the college program that meets their particular needs. College Choice offers resources to help students make informed decisions, as well as admissions advice, scholarship information, financial aid information, and research guides.