Abilene Christian University garners approval for nursing program

ABILENE, Texas - The Texas Board of Nursing has officially approved Abilene Christian University's bachelor of science in nursing program after a meeting in January.

According to a press release sent from ACU: the university submitted a proposal to the Texas Board of Nursing 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.

According to an ACU spokesperson : the proposal was approved on the contingency that ACU will have nursing labs and facilities in place for the board 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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