About Our Nursing Program
Nursing by the Numbers
- 75: minimum score on each section of the HESI A2 Admission Exam
- 2: consecutive years to complete our program
- 160: up to 160 applicants accepted each application period
- 350-400: average number of prospective students who apply to our program each application period
- $7,000: approximate cost of the program—including fees, uniforms, books, and supplies
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.
How Our Program Works
Our program combines general and nursing education with clinical experiences in a variety of area facilities. All clinical experiences are supervised by experienced nursing faculty.
We encourage our graduates to transfer to 4-year universities to complete their bachelor's degree in nursing through enrollment in RN-to-BSN programs.
We offer nursing courses on campus in 2 formats:
- Blended (51% or more on campus + online)
Nursing exams are computerized and given on campus.
- Nursing theory courses: Offered Monday through Friday during the day and must follow a set sequence
- General education courses: Offered at various times during the day and night
Schedules vary and may include:
- Weekdays and weekends: All-day from 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
- Evenings: May last until approximately 9:30 p.m.
- Safe Patient Handling
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Successful completion of this program requires a grade of “C” or better in all courses.
Proposed Course Adoption
- Semester Hours: 2
- Lecture Hours: 2
- Laboratory Hours: 0
- Placement in Program: Varies
Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects and nursing implications of drug classifications. Content includes the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications with a legal/ethical framework. Associate degree nurse role assimilation is facilitated through the development of major concepts. Enrollment requires official acceptance into the Nursing Program.
Prerequisites: RNSG-1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice
$3,840: tuition for in-county students. For more details, see Tuition & Fees.
$7,000: approximate cost of the program, including fees, uniforms, books, and supplies
After successfully completing our program, you are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination), which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
Once you pass the NCLEX examination, you will get your Registered Nursing (RN) license.
Our Associate Degree in Nursing and Vocational Nursing programs meet the state education requirements for a nursing license in the state of Texas.
TCC has not determined if these nursing programs meet the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.
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Updated July 06, 2022