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Fast-Track Option

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.



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 February 10, 2021