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Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved: Use your VA educational benefits to pay for this program
  • 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 / 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.


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

Our program embraces TCC's focus on open access and quality teaching to prepare our Associate Degree Registered Nurses for entry-level practice and for continued academic progression to meet their maximal professional potential.

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:

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

Our 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).



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.

Trinity River Campus East

Department of Associate Degree Nursing

TRHN 3211
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Updated May 13, 2021