The A&M-Commerce Department of Nursing received approval from the Texas A&M University System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer the M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner degree program in a hybrid modality, blending face-to-face and online class formats.
Associate professor, Dr. Monica Tenhunen, said the varied course formats allow students to attend the program while still working as a registered nurse and provides face-to-face contact with faculty for content, skills training and feedback. “This approval is a huge step toward creating an agile nurse practitioner program,” said Dr. Kimberly McLeod, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. “With an unknown future surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm thrilled that A&M-Commerce has a program that allows future nurse practitioners to pursue their dreams while serving our country on the front line.”