We prepare professional nurses to deliver quality, safe patient care in a dynamic health care environment through patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.
About Our Program
Our Associate Degree in Nursing is a 60-credit hour program that combines course work in general and nursing education courses with clinical experiences in a variety of area facilities. All clinical experiences are supervised by experienced nursing faculty.
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Graduates are encouraged to transfer to 4-year universities to complete their bachelor's degree in nursing through enrollment in RN-to-BSN programs.
Our Program Is Accredited
Our Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Our graduates are eligible to take the state licensure exam (NCLEX) that, upon successful passage, grants the credential of Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Continuing Our Accreditation
Our Nursing Program will host a site visit from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on February 2, 3 and 4, 2016, for our continuing accreditation.
You are invited to meet with our ACEN site visitors. The specific times and locations will be posted here once they are confirmed.
As part of the open review process, you are also invited to submit comments regarding our program to ACEN:
- By U.S. Mail:
ACEN- Attn: Marsal P. Stoll, EdD, MSN
Chief Executive Officer-ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
- By email:
Starting in Fall 2015
- Effective Fall 2015, when you enter our Nursing Program, you will take a 60-credit hour curriculum.
- If you entered our program in Fall 2014, you will continue following a 69-credit hour curriculum.
Both lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.).
The change in the number of credit hours is based on a requirement of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Senate Bill 497, which requires an A.A.S. to be be 60 credit hours.
Changes to the A.A.S. in Nursing
- Will require:
- PSYC 2314 Life Span Growth and Development
- Will no longer require:
- CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I–Allied Health
- KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport
- SPCH courses
Any courses you may have taken prior to Fall 2015 that were required for the A.A.S. in Nursing will most likely be required as you continue in an RN-to-BSN program.
Trinity River Campus East
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth TX 76102
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Updated November 16, 2015