To meet area demand, TSTC West Texas adds 20 new slots to fall ADN program
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.The ADN program is a fast-paced Associate Degree Nursing Program that serves a 26-county rural area of West Texas. TSTC West Texas works hand-in-hand with healthcare industry leaders to train highly qualified nurses. There is a significant and growing need for registered nurses in the West Texas region and throughout the State of Texas. In 2008, TSTC West Texas, in collaboration with Ranger College (RC) and Western Texas College (WTC), established a LVN to ADN program for licensed vocational nurses seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) Degree. The accelerated, hybrid program may be completed in 12 months. Upon successful completion of the program, the AASN degree will be conferred by Texas State Technical College. The graduate nurse can then take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NLCEX-RN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, the graduate will be issued a state license to practice as a Registered Nurse. The LVN to ADN Program is approved by Texas Board of Nursing. The program is further approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Applications are being accepted now through June 28, 2013. Apply at westtexas.tstc.edu and click on nursing button at the bottom of the homepage.