Accelerated (Transition) ADN Program
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Accelerated (Transition) Associate Degree Nursing
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The Accelerated (Transition) Associate Degree Nursing Program is a 12 month program that has been developed for the currently licensed Vocational Nurses. The lecture portion of this program is performed in the online learning environment. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program is also accredited by the NLNAC. The students who enter this program are Vocational Nurses who have recently completed their VN requirements or who have been practicing a year or, in some cases many years, and who wish to further their education and become a Registered Nurse. The Vocational Nurse who is admitted to this program will take a Transition Nursing course in the first summer semester, and upon successful completion of this class will merge with the second year generic ADN students for Mental Health Nursing in the second summer semester. These students will continue on to take Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Medical/Surgical II nursing, and will all graduate together the following May. In just one year after they began the program. Some of our ADN students take advantage of our articulation agreements with two West Texas Universities and go on to earn their BSN degree.
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September 15, 2013 deadline to apply.
For more details, call nursing at (432) 264-5070.
Prior to actual admission into the Accelerated/Transition Program, applicants must have successfully completed 22 credit hours of required support courses with a final grade of "C" or above:
- Anatomy & Physiology I & II
- Life Span/Growth & Development
- 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 April 1 and September 15, the applicant will be considered for the selection pool. All applicants to the Howard College Accelerated (Transition) ADN Program who have met the requirements of the college will be evaluated according to the criteria specified.
- RNSG 2307 Transition to Nursing Practice
- RNSG 2160 Transition to Nursing Practice (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)
Course Information: Howard College Catalog
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