The nursing program at West Texas A&M University is moving from the Canyon campus to the Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center projected for fall 2021.

This move will place 250 undergraduate students and around 20 nursing faculty and staff in Amarillo and it will offer increased opportunities between the nursing program and other WT programs including communication disorders, the Panhandle Area Education Center and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

In the Press Release:

 “WT’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' mission is to enhance the quality of life for citizens in our region. Moving the Department of Nursing to Harrington Hall will allow us to expand our curricula and expand our ability to enhance the quality of life for citizens in our region,” Dr. J. Dirk Nelson, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, said.

“Additionally, this move will place WT - with its faculty expertise, programmatic endeavors, facilities and proximity to multiple medically underserved counties - in a unique position to closely ally with the vice chancellor’s goal of an Institute for Advancing Agriculture and Health, which will improve the well-being of Texans.”

The relocation was helped made possible with a $6 million investment borrowed from The Texas A&M System under Chancellor John Sharp.

For more information about the WT nursing program, call 806-651-2630 or email


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