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
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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:

Every student must attend a mandatory Information Session.

There is a limit of 25 per session, so please register early by calling the Health Sciences Enrollment Management Specialist at 903-823-3351.

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
Dr. Patricia Morgan
Assistant Division Chair, ADN Coordinator
(903) 823-3405
Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142

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