College of Nursing

Administrative Officers

Dean - Sharon Wilkerson, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Debra Matthews, Ph.D., RN

Associate Dean for Student Affairs - Kathryn Cochran, M.S.N., RN

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration - Shirley Ellison, M.B.A.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies – Brian Holland, Ph.D.,  RN

Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies – Kevin Gosselin, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.S., B.A.

The Degree of Master of Science in Nursing

The College of Nursing offers two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees. The MSN in Nursing Education is for baccalaureate degree nurses that wish to serve as nurse educators. The MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner is for baccalaureate degree nurses who wish to pursue a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Both master degrees are available in full-time and part-time course loads. For associate degree nurses that wish to serve as nurse educators, we offer a RN-to MSN-Ed.


The College of Nursing educates students at three locations: Bryan/College Station, Round Rock, and McAllen, Texas. The Bryan/College Station campus opened in 2010 and serves as the headquarters of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Nursing. The 200-acre campus is located along State Highway 47 approximately three miles west of the main campus of Texas A&M University. In 2009, the College of Nursing opened a new facility in Round Rock providing a state-of-the-art 134,000 -square-foot structure with classrooms, a simulation center, library, study lounge, student services and faculty offices. The McAllen location was established in 2000 and provides comprehensive, accessible health education programs and services to residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Since 2014, the College of Nursing has provided prospective and current student support. The McAllen location is housed in a 23,000-square-foot facility with space for laboratories, offices, classrooms and conference areas available to deliver a wide range of health training, clinical research, medical education, community interventions and public health programs with local partners. Additionally, the College of Nursing has an advising location at Angelina College in Lufkin.

Bryan/College Station Campus
8447 State Highway 47
Bryan, TX 77807-3260
(979) 436-0110

Round Rock Campus
3950 North A. W. Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 341-4200

McAllen Location
2101 South McColl Road
McAllen, TX 78503(956) 668-6328

Advising Location
3500 South 1st Street, Room #H110
Lufkin, TX 75904