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Associates Degree Nursing


Program LengthSix semesters

BUTTON_tuition_cost$1109.00**

Potential Salary Range$40,000 – $80,000


 

Thank you for your interest in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Navarro College.  We are committed to promoting the best possible educational experience for our students.  NC ADN faculty engage in evidence-based practices, attend annual nursing education training, and comply with nationally recognized professional and ethical standards.  We are proud of our high student and customer satisfaction scores.  The Navarro College ADN program has

  • High pass rates of graduates on the NCLEX-RN Licensure Examination
  • Experienced and credentialed faculty
  • Preparation of students for higher nursing education
  • High retention rates of students

The Associate Degree Nursing program is a two-year curriculum which leads to an Associates in Applied Science degree.  The curriculum, which includes classroom, campus skills labs, and clinical agency learning experiences, is designed to provide opportunities for students to complete the program and make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.  Graduates who meet eligibility requirements as mandated by the state of initial licensure and who successfully complete the licensure examination are eligible to begin practice as registered nurses.

The Bridge entry is based on a mobility curriculum with summer bridge or transition courses that allow LVNs (Licensed Vocational Nurses) to “bridge” the gap between Vocational Nursing Education and the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Bridge applicants must have a current LVN license and 9 months work experience in an acute care setting.

Prospective traditional ADN students and LVN to RN Bridge applicants must meet all general program admission requirements including attendance at a program Information Session.  Traditional applications have four (4) pre-requisite courses:

  • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 Microbiology
  • HPRS 1101

ADN Bridge applicants have seven (7) pre-requisite courses including:

  • BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 Microbiology
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315 Speech
  • ENGL 1301 Composition

There are two (2) additional non-RNSG Bridge degree plan courses:

  • BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • Approved Fine Arts*/Humanities course

There are three (3) additional non-RNSG Traditional degree plan courses:

  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
  • ENGL 1301 Composition
  • Approved Fine Arts*/Humanities course

*Ethics is the preferred ADN Degree Fine Arts course.

All non-RNSG degree plan courses can be taken prior to entering the program. Applications accepted without the required pre-requisite courses must have a plan for completion of the pre-requisite courses prior to the admission attached to the application.

PROGRAM INFORMATION


Potential applicants can receive program information from an ADN faculty. Call 903.875.7590 and ask for a phone conference or for an appointment to meet with a faculty on one of Navarro College campuses.

Two hour Information Sessions are scheduled several times each fall semester. Schedules will be posted on the website each September.

Commonly asked questions:

  1. How can I take the TEAS entrance test?
    Call the Navarro College Testing Center at 903.875.7457 or 972.923.6429
  2. May I apply before taking all the pre-requisities?
    Yes. Just have a plan for completion of pre-requisities prior to the admission date.
  3. How many points do I need to be admitted to the ADN program?
    The points are used only to break ties for admission. Ties for admission occur only for the applicants with the lowest TEAS scores and lowest Grade Point Average (GPA) that are eligible for admission. For example, if you score 80 or more on the reading comprehension section of the TEAS and pass all other sections of the TEAS, points are usually not a factor. If your TEAS reading comprehension score is 70.5, then points are likely to be important.)
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Navarro College is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
ACEN (formerly NLNAC) initial accreditation was 1996; last evaluation visit spring 2009; current status is continued accreditation with next evaluation visit scheduled for 2017.
Contact information:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
www.nlnac.org

Texas Board of Nursing initial approval was 1982-1984.  The last approval letter was fall 2013.
Contact information:
The Texas Board of Nursing 
PO Box 430
Austin, TX  78767-0430
Telephone: 512.305.6818
www.bon.state.tx.us
See separate information on this website regarding the nursing peer review process and how to report an RN to the Texas Board of Nursing for suspected malpractice.

 

DEGREE PLANS


A.A.S. Registered Nursing
LVN to RN Bridge Option
A.S. in Pre-Bachelor of Science in Nursing

COURSESRELATED TO THE ADN DEGREE PLAN


RNSG 1201   Pharmacology
RNSG 1261   Clinical – Nursing Foundations
RNSG 1262   Clinical – Nursing Practice I For Articulating Students
RNSG 1263   Clinical – Nursing Practice II For Articulating Students
RNSG 1361   Clinical – Nursing Care of Clients with Common Health Care Needs
RNSG 1413   Foundations of Nursing Practice
RNSG 1417   Concepts of Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students
RNSG 1442   Concepts of Nursing Practice II for Articulating Students
RNSG 2161   Clinical – Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2201   Care of Children and Families
RNSG 2213   Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2261   Clinical – Nursing Care of Children and Families
RNSG 2262   Clinical – Integrated Client Management
RNSG 2435   Integrated Client Care Management
RNSG 2461   Clinical – Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Care Needs
RNSG 2504   Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs
RNSG 2514   Care of the Client with Complex Health Care Needs

FORMS FOR 2016 ADN APPLICANTS


ADN Guide to Admission
ADN Information Sessions Schedule
Application for Admission
ADN Student Handbook
Estimated In-Program Expenses
Physical Exam Form
DPS Instructions for Driving Record
TEAS Test Publisher Information & Instructions
DECs (Pub. 2010)
UTA Equivalency Chart
Public Info Regarding Reporting Unprofessional Conduct or Malpractice

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Guy Featherston, Dean
Bain Center, Room 226
903.875.7585
guy.featherston@navarrocollege.edu
Betty Shumate, RN, Coordinator
Bain Center, Room 218
903.875.7588
betty.shumate@navarrocollege.edu

 

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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include lab fees, additional fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here.