A&M-Texarkana Announces New College Programs in Nursing and Social Work
Texas A&M University-Texarkana has announced that it will add two new academic programs for the fall 2023 semester, pending final approval from the university’s accrediting agency. The university will add a family nurse practitioner program and a bachelor’s degree in social work, pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Both new programs will focus on providing health care to rural and underserved populations, said A&M-Texarkana Director of Nursing Dr. Heather McKnight. “These two new university programs are in high demand,” said McKnight. “In addition to the traditional courses associated with these degrees, our students will learn methods to improve the quality of and access to medical care that so many people in our region desperately need.”
“We are excited to add these new programs to our academic offerings at Texas A&M University-Texarkana,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “These programs were funded by the Texas Legislature as part of the university’s Better East Texas initiative, which allows us to serve area residents by not only providing access to higher education, but also helping to improve access to services that improve their overall quality of life.
The University’s General Admissions Application for the Fall 2023 semester is currently open and available at www.tamut.edu. More specific information on the two new programs will be available at a later date. For more information on the upcoming Family Nurse Practitioner program, contact Dr. Heather McKnight at [email protected] For more information about the Bachelor of Social Work, contact Dr. La Tonya Noel-Wilburn at [email protected]