Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
NURSING TRADITIONAL TRACK
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate Degree Nursing Program Traditional Track is a course of study that includes classroom, online, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the national licensure examination to become a registered nurse (R.N.). The Board of Nursing for the State of Texas determines eligibility for licensure. Applicants for licensure must provide necessary information regarding drug, alcohol, or conviction history for determination of licensure eligibility. Registered nurses prepared at the associate degree level possess a high degree of technical nursing skills and apply scientific principles to all nursing care. Graduates of an associate degree-nursing program may continue their education for one or more years at a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C". Students may choose to complete any of the corequisite general education courses prior to enrolling in the nursing courses. Students must be accepted to the program prior to enrolling in or registering for any RNSG course. Admission criteria may be obtained from the Associate Degree Nursing Program admissions office, EVC Rm. 8356, or online at austincc.edu/health/rnsg. All applicants must provide documentation of immunizations at time of application. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training must be completed prior to enrollment and maintained throughout the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students accepted to the program are required to have a physical examination and must verify annual tuberculosis status. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000; www.nlnac.org.
In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the program's web page at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.