Associates Degree Nursing

Program LengthFive semesters


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 have 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 generic ADN students and LVN to RN Bridge applicants must meet all general program admission requirements including attendance at a program Information Session.  Generic applications have three (3) pre-requisite courses and ADN Bridge applicants have eight (8) pre-requisite courses including Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I), Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II), Microbiology, College Algebra, and five (5) other degree plan courses.

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

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
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.



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


ADN Program Information
ADN Guide to Admission
ADN Information Session
Application for Traditional/Bridge Admission
ADN Student Handbook
Explanation of Admission Points
Points Worksheet
Entrance Exam (TEAS) Scheduling Guide
Estimated In-Program Expenses
FBI Criminal History Report
Physical Exam
DPS Instructions for Driving Record
TEAS Test Publisher Information & Instructions
DECs (Pub. 2010)
UTA Equivalency Chart
Public Info Regarding Reporting Unprofessional Conduct or Malpractice







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

Guy Featherston, Dean
Bain Center, Room 226
Betty Shumate, RN, Coordinator
Bain Center, Room 218



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**Tuition cost reflects a 12-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2014-2015 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 2014 tuition chart here.