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Nursing

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East

Program Options

Degree

Fast-Track Option

Already a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Military Medic or Paramedic?

The purpose of this option is to shorten the program completion time from 24 to 15 months through the credit-by-exam process.

If you can commit to a full-time schedule for 15 consecutive months, consider our Fast-Track Option.

Note: Part-time and evening option are not available.

Role of the Nurse

Nurses give and coordinate patient care. They also support and educate both patients and their families.

Nurses’ activities may include:

  • Recording patient medical histories and symptoms
  • Giving patients medicine
  • Helping perform diagnostic tests
  • Monitoring medical equipment

Graduate Nurse to Registered Nurse

After you have successfully completed all requirements of our Nursing A.A.S. Program, you will be eligible to take the state board examination for licensure (NCLEX-RN).

Once you pass the NCLEX examination, you will get your Registered Nursing (RN) license.

Our Mission

To prepare professional nurses to deliver quality, safe patient care in a dynamic health care environment through patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

Student Achievement Data

  • 87% (2016): First-time pass rate on National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses (NCLEX)
  • 79%: Student completion rate
  • 90%: Graduate employment rate

Accreditation

Our Associate Degree in Nursing Program is:

Our graduates are eligible to take the state licensure exam (NCLEX) that, upon successful passage, grants the credential of Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701
512-305-7400

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-975-5000

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Nursing Advising

TRTR 3201A
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-515-2472
817-515-2453
nursing.advising@tccd.edu

Schedule an advising appointment

Cal Quigley
817-515-2472
cal.quigley@tccd.edu

Cassie Ardry
817-515-1181
cassie.ardry@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus East

Nursing Department
TRHN 3211
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-515-2339
nursing.department@tccd.edu

Updated December 07, 2017