For certified paramedics, military medics or licensed vocational nurses.
When to Apply
You must apply during an active Fast-Track Program application period.
See How to Apply for the detailed application timeline and instructions.
The application procedure and requirements for the Fast-Track Program are the same as those for the regular Nursing Program.
You must be:
- Accepted into the TCC Nursing Program.
- Have current certification or licensure as an LVN or paramedic
Due to the fast pace of this option, we strongly recommend that you complete all general education course requirements before admission to the program.
The purpose of this option is to shorten the completion time of the program from 24 to 15 months.
You can earn credit for the following courses through the credit-by-exam / experience process:
- RNSG–1105 Nursing Skills
- RNSG–1360 Clinical-Foundations for Nursing Practice
- RNSG–1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice
You are encouraged to take the online preparatory course before scheduling an exam.
If you successfully pass the exam for all 3 courses, you will have earned a total credit of 9 semester hours. You will be eligible to start the Summer 10-Week Session by taking:
- RNSG–2213 Mental Health Nursing
- RNSG–2263 Clinical-Mental Health Nursing
Contact our Nursing Program to learn about enrollment.
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Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Trinity River Campus East
Department of Associate Degree Nursing
Updated February 10, 2021