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Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Transfer: Field of Study (34 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East


Program Options


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 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.


Role of the Nurse

Nurses give and coordinate patient care. They also support and educate both patients and their families.

Nurses’ activities may include:

  • Recording patient medical histories and symptoms
  • Giving patients medicine
  • Helping perform diagnostic tests
  • Monitoring medical equipment

Graduate Nurse to Registered Nurse

After you have successfully completed all requirements of our Nursing A.A.S. Program, you will be eligible to take the state board examination for licensure (NCLEX-RN).

Once you pass the NCLEX examination, you will get your Registered Nursing (RN) license.

Our Mission

To prepare professional nurses to deliver quality, safe patient care in a dynamic health care environment through patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

Student Achievement Data

  • 88% (2017): First-time pass rate on National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses (NCLEX)
  • 79%: Student completion rate
  • 90%: Graduate employment rate


Our Associate Degree in Nursing Program is:

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



Trinity River Campus East

Nursing Department

TRHN 3211
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

TRCF 2101A

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.

Updated July 07, 2020