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Texas Tech expands nursing services into Amarillo


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing will offer a Web-based second-degree BSN program to students in Amarillo. Students in the new Amarillo program will gain on-site clinical experience at Northwest Texas Hospital, Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System and the Amarillo Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

“We are very pleased to be joining the other excellent nursing programs in that area to meet the current and future need to educate more students to become nurses,” said School of Nursing Dean Michael L. Evans, RN, PhD, FAAN.

The school anticipates up to 15 students will begin the new second-degree program in Amarillo this fall.

In other news, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing among the top in the nation, according to a news release. The 2013 edition of Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranks the school of nursing No. 30 of 90 U.S. nursing schools that offer online master’s programs.

“There are more than 400 nursing schools in the U.S. that offer graduate degrees, and most of those schools have online components to their programs,” Evans said in the release. “This is a big distinction for the school of nursing.”


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