The training program in Southwest Texas Junior College is built to provide: vibrant, interactive classroom information; simulation experiences to improve clinical capabilities; simulation scenarios to examine clinical expertise; and also guided clinical experiences to complete the Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum specifications essential to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).
The training program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree and can be fulfilled in 2 calendar years. Upon successful completion of the training program, the graduate is qualified to apply to sit and write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
About The School
Southwest Texas Junior College is an extensive, public, two (2) year college with 4 campuses serving 11 counties in southwest Texas, USA. It was established in the year 1946.
Total estimated program cost is USD $11,800
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Fulfill admission requirements for and be admitted to Southwest Texas Junior College. This includes assessment and placement in basic courses as guided by the TSI.
- The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for specific pre-requisites that include BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II, and BIOL 2420 Microbiology. Completion of three program prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or higher on those specific courses must be met to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Acquired grades below a C on prerequisites will not be accepted. If the applicant has taken any of the supportive courses required for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, grades from each course will be included in the cumulative GPA
- Required courses for the AAS degree include:
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
- BIOL 2420 Microbiology
- ENGL 1301 Composition I
- PSYC 2314 Human Growth & Development
- PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
- If any of the science courses are over 5 years old, at the time of applying, it is required that the applicant take NURS 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology.
- Successful completion of the TEAS 5 examination by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) with a recommended Adjusted Individual Total Score of 70. Scores that comprise the benchmark for the following TEAS 5 categories are compiled by ATI and reflect the national mean.
- English (Grammar)-64
- To successfully complete the application process, results from the TEAS 5 examination must be available by the Friday prior to Spring Break. This examination will be scheduled and administered through the Administrative Assistant of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Payment instructions and scheduling for this examination is included in the packet.
- Administrative personnel from Assessment Technology Institute, Inc. (ATI) discourage administration of the examination more than one time within a one year interval. Since the information comprising the examination occurs over time through science, math, English courses and life experiences, it is difficult to make a significant change in the scores except through enrollment in additional relevant courses, significant, purposeful study of the review documents provided by ATI or changes in events, such as illness, that may have affected the concentration ability of the applicant during the first test taking. The indication that an applicant does not achieve a benchmark score during the first testing is not acceptable rational for retaking the test within days or several weeks.
- Official copies of all transcripts must be on file at the Southwest Texas Junior College Admissions and Records Office with an unofficial copy forwarded to the nursing program office.
Southwest Texas Junior College
Address: 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801
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