|Associate of Applied Science|
Registered Nurse (RN)
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The Registered Nursing (RN) program is a two year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program that offers college credit. The second year of the program, beginning with Mental Health Nursing in the Summer II Session, is online for the lecture portion of the class. Students are prepared for upward mobility in a nursing career. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program is also approved by the National League of Nursing and Accreditation. Upon completion, students will make application to take the State Board Examination to become a Registered Nurse. Many of our ADN students take advantage of our articulation agreements with two West Texas Universities to go on and earn their BSN degree.
Prior to actual admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, applicants must have successfully completed 15 hours of required support courses with a final grade of "C" or above:
- Certified Nurse's Aide
- Anatomy & Physiology I & II
- Freshman Composition I
Prior to entering an online course (second year), students must have successfully completed:
- Business Computer Applications
Students must take the TEAS Exam.
College Testing Requirements: In order for a student to be eligible to take pre-requisite courses for the nursing program college entrance exams are required. (Examples include, but are not limited to: Accuplacer, TAKS scores, ASSET, COMPASS, and THEA). Contact an academic advisor with any questions relative college entrance exams.
Associate Degree Nursing Testing Requirements: Students must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam. In order for a student’s application to be complete, the TEAS exam is required.
Following completion of the admission requirements (or proof of enrollment in summer classes) by the designated deadline of June 1, the applicant will be considered for the selection pool. All applicants to the Howard College ADN Program who have met the requirements for admission to the college will be evaluated according to the criteria specified.
There are several non-nursing academic courses which are not prerequisites, but must be taken in order to earn an Associate Degree. Many students prefer to take as many of these classes as possible prior to admission into the actual nursing program.
- RNSG 1309 Introduction to Nursing
- RNSG 1261 Introduction to Nursing (Clinical)
- RNSG 1115 Health Assessment
- RNSG 1343 Concepts of Adult Health
- RNSG 1362 Concepts of Adult Health (Clinical)
- RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing
- RNSG 2261 Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)
- RNSG 2308 Maternal/Newborn Nursing & Women's Health
- RNSG 2260 Maternal/Newborn Nursing & Women's Health (Clinical)
- RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families
- RNSG 2361 Care of Children and Families (Clinical)
- RNSG 2432 Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health
- RNSG 2460 Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs (Clinical)