The Associate Degree Nursing program at Texarkana College began in 1959, with the first class graduating in 1962. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). The Education Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is responsible for the evaluation and accreditation of nursing education schools/programs.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd. N.E. Ste. 850
Atlanta, GA 39326
404-975-5000 – www.acenursing.org
At its origin, the program was designed to be completed in two years; however, currently most students take at least three years to complete the entire curriculum – a year for general education requirements and two years for nursing courses.
The curriculum prepares graduates to assume beginning staff positions under supervision as providers of care, coordinators of care, and members of a profession. On completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as Registered Nurses.
Employment may be sought in a variety of structured health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care centers, home health and hospice, schools and other community settings.
Nursing students have two pathways for pursuing an ADN: