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 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.

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 in-person nursing courses on campus.

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.
More Information


Successful completion of this program requires a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

Proposed Course Adoption

RNSG-1201 Pharmacology

  • 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


$4,140: 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.

State 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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Call us at 817-515-2339 or email us at nursing.department@tccd.edu.



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

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

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: nursing.department@tccd.edu

Email Application questions: tccnursingapp@tccd.edu

Mailing Address

245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Divisional Dean of Nursing

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

Email nikolaos.moraros@tccd.edu

Administrative Support Specialists I

Eric Gunderson

VisitTRHN 2110-A

Email eric.gunderson1@tccd.edu

Mary Herrera

VisitTRHN 2110-A

Email mary.herrera1@tccd.edu

Updated May 28, 2024