The Nursing Program offers a two-year program that educates individuals in the science of giving, directing and evaluating patient care. Graduates from this program are eligible to take the state licensure exam (NCLEX) that, upon successful passage, grants the credential of Registered Nurse (RN).
TCC's Associate Degree in Nursing is a two-year 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.
The program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Texas Board of Nursing. Many graduates transfer to four-year universities to complete their bachelor's degree in nursing through enrollment in RN-to-BSN programs.
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF will open in new window)
If you apply in February/March 2015 to start with the nursing class entering in Fall 2015, you will follow a different curriculum from the currently posted curriculum.
The Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Senate Bill 497 require the curriculum to go from 69 to 60 hours.
Although changes are not finalized, we anticipate that the A.A.S. in Nursing:
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.
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245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth TX 76102
Updated June 30, 2014