The Associate Degree Nursing training program at Texarkana College started in the year 1959, with the first class graduating in 1962. The training program is endorsed by the Texas Board of Nursing and certified by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (initially National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). The Education Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is responsible for the assessment and certification of nursing education schools/programs.
Upon successful completion of the training program, a graduate meets the criteria to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed as Registered Nurses (RNs). The training program also has a transition program- The applicant must be a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), or a recent graduate from a vocational nursing training program.
About The School
Texarkana College is a community college situated in Texarkana, Texas, United States. It is the alma mater of Ross Perot among others.
Total estimated program cost is USD $12,775
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Register for mandatory information sessions with the Enrollment Advisor (903) 823-3351.
- Complete an “Application for Admission” to Texarkana College listing Nursing as your major.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or above on all college-level work.
- A grade of ‘C’ or above is required in Science and Nursing courses.
- TSI met (see advisement staff).
- A “New Applicant Counseling Interview” form (dated after the first Monday in January). Call the Health Science Division Office to schedule an appointment (903-823-3401).
- An “overall” score of 60 or greater on the TEAS V is required for admission to the program. The TEAS V score must be within 2 years of the program application date. A maximum of three TEAS V attempts within a 12-month period is allowed. TEAS V exam scores taken at proctored testing sites other than Texarkana College may be submitted. A minimum of 15 days is required between testing attempts to allow for remediation of content. Students may go on-line to pay for and schedule the TEAS V test at atitesting.com.
- The student must achieve a score of “proficient” level or greater on the Reading portion of the TEAS V to be considered for admission.
- An official high school transcript, GED score or transcripts from all colleges attended. High school seniors must submit a current transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) by the program application deadline.
- A current physical examination on the “Nursing Physical Examination” form, negative drug screen and satisfactory Texas Board of Nursing background check. NOTE: The physical includes proof of childhood immunizations, including a completed Hepatitis B vaccine series, which takes a minimum of 4 months, a meningitis vaccine (unless age 22 or above), as required by Texas law, and a TB skin test or chest x-ray. This is required after notification in writing of “Conditional Acceptance” into the nursing program. The applicant must bring proof of having at least begun the Hepatitis B series when completing their interview.
- American Heart Association Basic Life support Healthcare Provider course (AHA/BLS/HCP), Must be current throughout enrollment in the program. The course must be completed prior to enrollment in RNSG 1413 (Basic Students) and RNSG 1327 (Transition Students). Students are encouraged to take the course after May for the year of acceptance or after the “Conditional Acceptance” is received to ensure the course is current throughout enrollment.
- All Basic Admission Criteria.
- An official transcript from the VN program.
- A copy of the LVN or LPN license. Recent graduates of VN programs who have taken the licensure exam must show the license before they register for the Transition Nursing courses.
Address: 2500 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX 75599
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