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Our Mission

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 2-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.

Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions:
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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

Starting in Fall 2015?

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 previous curriculum.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Senate Bill 497 require the curriculum to change from 69 to 60 hours.

Changes to the A.A.S. in Nursing

Although changes are not finalized, we anticipate that 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.

Changes to the Registration Process

Beginning in Fall 2015, Nursing Department administration will place nursing students into nursing courses.




Nursing Program
Trinity River Campus East
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth TX 76102

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Nursing Office
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Updated January 30, 2015


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