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Nurses analyze data and make critical decisions regarding patient care in collaboration with the health care team. Nurses support, educate, and advocate for patients and their families.

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Our Program

Why Choose Nursing?

  • Have a real, rewarding opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life
  • Work in a trusted, respected profession that offers a high degree of job satisfaction
  • Be integral to the health of our nation in this high-demand field that has steady employment growth
  • Choose from wide, varied employment opportunities ranging from acute care to preventative health within many specialties & subspecialties

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Give medical care & treatment to ill, injured, disabled, or convalescent patients
  • Educate patients & their families about their conditions
  • Work under the supervision of a physician or other specialist & serve as the primary point of care for patients in hospital settings
  • Follow strict, standardized protocols for your safety & for the safety of your patients

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Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Credentials in Detail

After you have earned our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing, you will be eligible to take the state board examination for licensure (NCLEX-RN).

After passing the NCLEX examination, you will get your Registered Nursing (RN) license.

Selective Admission

Nursing is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Nursing program.

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Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Degrees & Certificates


Fast-Track Option

Already a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Military Medic or Paramedic?

The purpose of this option is to shorten the program completion time from 24 to 15 months through the credit-by-exam / experience process.

If you can commit to a full-time schedule for 15 consecutive months, consider our Fast-Track Option.

Note: Part-time and evening option are not available.


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Continuing Education Programs


Our Associate Degree in Nursing Program is:

Approved by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas (BON)

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 

TCC Associate Degree Nursing Program, accredited by ACEN, is located at:

TCC Trinity River Campus East
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding our program.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Or Graduates & State Licensure

Our graduates are eligible to take the state licensure exam (NCLEX) that, upon successful passage, grants the credential of Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Our Student Achievement Data

Admission Cohort Completion Rate NCLEX Pass Rate Job Placement Rate
Spring 2021 On-Time 51% 1st-Time Pass 83% (99/119) 73% of respondents
Within 150% 75% With 2 Attempts 94% (112/119)
Fall 2021 On-Time 62% 1st-Time Pass 87% (149/171) 100% of respondents
Within 150% 77% With 2 Attempts 94% (161/171)

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Nursing 60 $4,140
FOS Nursing 34 $2,346


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university or pursue concurrent enrollment!  

Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

You can earn your A.A.S. at TCC and then transfer to a college or university to work on your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).

Or you can choose to work on your B.S.N while pursing your A.A.S Nursing at TCC.

Learn more about transfer and concurrent enrollment opportunities with our partner colleges & universities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Choose your Career Advisor by the first letter of your last name:

  • A–K: Marcie Gonzales
  • L–S: Janette Keen
  • T–Z: Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Trinity River Campus East

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Visit TRHN 3211

Call 817-515-2339

Email General questions:

Email Application questions:

Mailing Address

245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Divisional Dean of Nursing

Nikolaos Moraros, Ed.D., MSHSA, MSN, RN, PHN


Administrative Support Specialists I

Eric Gunderson

VisitTRHN 2110-A


Mary Herrera

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Updated April 07, 2024