Fast-Track Option: Nursing

For licensed vocational nurses, certified paramedics, or military medics.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be:

  • Accepted into the TCC Nursing Program.
  • Have current certification or licensure as an LVN, paramedic, or military medic

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:

We encourage you to study for the exam by using any HESI or NCLEX practice books. During the required orientation, you will receive a test blueprint and study materials.

You must earn a 75% or higher on the exam to be admitted into the Fast Track program.

If you successfully pass the exam, you will have earned a total credit of 9 semester hours. You will be eligible to start the spring semester by taking:

If you do not achieve 75%, you will no longer be considered a member of the Fast Track cohort. Instead, you will be included in the traditional Nursing program and begin with RNSG–1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice in the spring semester.

Contact our Nursing Program to learn about enrollment.



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Choose your Career Advisor by the first letter of your last name:

  • A–K: Adrienne Ballard
  • L–S: Janette Keen
  • T–Z: Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard

Call 817-515-1484


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
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Call 817-515-2339



Updated March 27, 2023