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Associate Degree Nursing Program
Nursing (RN) at NC
Name of Department: Associate Degree Nursing
Name of Department Chair/Program Director: Julie Arteaga, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE
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. Navarro College nursing 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 Traditional Associate Degree Nursing program is a two-year curriculum which leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The curriculum includes classroom learning activities, campus skills labs, faculty-directed low tech clinical simulation experiences, and clinical agency learning experiences. Graduates who meet eligibility requirements as mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing and who successfully complete the NCLEX-RN licensure examination are eligible to begin practice as registered nurses.
The Associate Degree Bridge Program is a two-year 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. Please visit the LVN-RN Bridge website for details.
Traditional ADN applicants must meet all general program admission requirements including attendance at a program Information Session. Applications are due in February. Traditional applications have two (2) pre-requisite courses:
Pre-Requisite Courses Required:
All pre-requisite courses must be completed within 7 years of making application. Applications sent without the required pre-requisite will not be accepted. Any of the other Non-RNSG degree plan courses on the degree plan can be taken prior to entering the program or after admission.
ADN Degree Plans will be initiated upon admission to the ADN Program and will be changed if the student drops from the program. New students will be registered for the appropriate RNSG classes by ADN faculty. New students should register themselves for other required classes and, of course, select the schedule the student prefers. A calendar that details the RNSG course lecture, lab, and clinical schedules will be available to students prior to the start of the semester.
The application period for 2021 has ended.
Information Session dates for 2022 applications will be posted by September 1, 2021.
A few things to know if you are interested in applying for 2022 admission to the ADN program:
For 2022 admissions, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the fall 2021 semester. All prerequisite courses are indicated in ADN degree plans.
The Associate Degree nursing program at Navarro College located in Waxahachie, TX is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Initial national accreditation was granted in 1996. The program has maintained national accreditation since that date. The last ACEN site visit was a scheduled 8th year visit in the spring of 2017. Currently, the program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria and has been granted continued accreditation. The next accreditation review is scheduled to take place in Spring 2025.
Verification of ACEN current accreditation status: http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
ACEN Contact information:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Texas Board of Nursing initial approval was when the first class graduated in 1984. BON approval has been maintained since that date. The last BON approval letter covered the period from May 2020 to May 2022. This certificate is posted in the Program Director’s office.
The Texas Board of Nursing
PO Box 430
Austin, TX 78767-0430
Site for verification of current BON Program approval:
Navarro College has a Peer Review Committee as required by the Texas Board of Nursing. This committee reviews and maintains the Peer Review Policy in addition to reviewing complaints against RNs and LVNs that work for Navarro College.
Any person who has reason to believe that an RN or LVN who works for Navarro College is not competent or has engaged in malpractice should report that licensed nurse to this Peer Review Committee. They may call:
Julie Arteaga, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, Chair at (972) 923-5122
Sigrid Jones-Albercrombie, MSN, RN at (972) 923-6494
Alaine Long, MSN, RN at (972) 923-5126
Debbie Carter, BSN, RN at (903) 875-7549
Samantha Capehart, RN at (903) 875-7729
NOTICE TO STUDENTS REGARDING LICENSING (HB 1508)
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements http://www.bne.state.tx.us/licensure_eligibility.asp
Any nursing applicant who has been arrested, convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized in the past five years for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder, or addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug within the past five years, must petition the Texas Board of Nursing for a declaratory order concerning their eligibility to take the licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN.
The application for a declaratory order can be downloaded from the BON website at https://www.bon.texas.gov/forms_declaratory_order.asp. This declaratory order must be completed and the eligibility letter received before the student starts nursing courses. If the case must be sent to the enforcement division, the processing may take up to 24 months.
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
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PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Monday – Friday
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ADN Program Assistant | (972) 923-5128
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-5122
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-5120