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Nursing (RN) at NC

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 in Applied Science degree.  The curriculum includes classroom learning activities, campus skills labs, faculty-directed 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 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:

  • BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I)
  • BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II)

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.

A few things to know if you are interested in applying for 2021 admission to the ADN program:

  • TEAS Exam: If you are interested in admission for 2021, you may take the TEAS exam twice between March 1, 2020 and the application deadline for 2021 admissions.
  • The ADN Program will only accept science classes (Anatomy and Physiology Iⅈ Microbiology) completed with 7 years prior to the application deadline.


For 2021 admissions, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the fall 2020 semester. All prerequisite courses are indicated in ADN degree plans.

Careers in Nursing (RN)

Places you can work as an RN with an associate’s degree in Nursing :

  • Hospitals
  • Home Healthcare Services
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools
  • Offices of other health practitioners

Program Approval and Accreditation

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).


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)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org



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.

Contact information:
The Texas Board of Nursing 
PO Box 430
Austin, TX  78767-0430
Telephone: 512.305.6818


Site for verification of current BON Program approval:


Program Peer Review Committee

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

Program Outcome - Graduate NCLEX-RN Pass Rate History

Graduate NCLEX-RN Pass Rate History

The program has a long history of having a high pass rate for first-time NCLEX-RN candidates. Published data from the BON lists annual pass rates. Pass rate outcomes for Navarro College ADN graduates for the past seven (7) years are:


Program Outcome - NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Compared to National Pass Rates

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Compared to National Pass Rates

The ADN program outcome for our NCLEX-RN pass rate is for the annual rate to be >80% and to be equal to or greater than to the National ADN NCLEX-RN pass rate average.



Program Outcome - Program Completion (Retention) Rates

Program Completion (Retention) Rates

The Navarro College ADN program outcome for traditional student completion or retention is >60% for each cohort within three (3) years. The traditional retention calculation is not final until one year after their original graduation date or 1.5 times their 2-year program length.



Program Outcome - Graduate Employment Rates

Graduate Employment Rates

The Navarro College ADN program graduate employment outcome is >95% employment within 12 months of passing the NCLEX-RN. Data is collected and documented 12 months after graduation.



Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the ADN program offered?

The traditional RN program is only offered on the Waxahachie campus. Beginning summer 2020, the LVN-RN Bridge program will be offered in Waxahachie and Corsicana campuses.


How can I take the TEAS entrance test?

Call the Navarro College Testing Center at 903.875.7457 or 972.923.6429


May I apply before taking all the pre-requisities?

No. All pre-requisities must be completed before submitting application.


How many points do I need to be admitted to the ADN program?

The majority of ranking points are earned from scores on the TEAS subscores for Reading, Math, and Science. To qualify for admission, the ADN program requires an overall GPA of 2.8 on all pre-requisite courses. Additional ranking points may be earned for the following:

  • Number of non-RNSG courses on the ADN degree plan that have been completed with a C or better
  • TSI complete
  • Military service
  • Current healthcare certification (Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide, EMT, Paramedic, RT, Med Aide, or Scrub Tech)
  • Courses toward the BSN degree completed with C or better (HIST 1301/2301), MATH 1314/1342, ENGL 1302/2311, CHEM 1411, GOVT 2305/2306)

Once all points have been determined, students will be ranked from highest to lowest.


Is there an expiration date on my science courses?

No. Currently, there is not. Science courses could have been taken several years ago, as long as they were completed with a C or better. For 2021, admission, science courses must be completed within 7 years prior to application deadline.


Can I still work while attending the program?

It is not recommended that students work while attending the ADN Program. The schedule often requires students to attend class and/or clinical rotations throughout the week. Clinical rotations may also be scheduled on weekends, nights, and/or weekends.

Information Session Schedule

All sessions are open to both LVN-to-RN Bridge students and Traditional ADN students.


2020-2021 Information Session Dates

Guests arriving more than 5 minutes after the start time will not be allowed to enter the session.


Waxahachie Campus
Building C, Room 144
Information coming soon

A reservation is not required to attend an Information Session. However, attendees must arrive on time as information will not be repeated. Sign-in sheets will not be available once the session has begun. Questions will be answered immediately after the program.


If you are offered admission, the TENTATIVE orientation dates are as follows:

LVN-RN Bridge students = Friday, April 23, 2021.

Traditional students = Friday, July 23, 2021.


Applicants do not have to have all courses completed to apply to the ADN program but must have the pre-requisite courses completed the semester before the application deadline.


Written application instructions will be part of the Guide to Admission packet – available at information sessions and on the ADN website.


NOTE: Information Sessions for the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program are separate meetings and posted on the Navarro College LVN webpage. You must attend both LVN and ADN sessions to be eligible to send in applications to both programs.


Download Information Session Schedule (PDF)

Application Process & Forms

Please submit your application for admission ONLY after you have attended an ADN Information Session and taken the TEAS exam.


Mail application requirements (see page 2 of Offer of Admission email) to:

Navarro College
Attn: L. Stroud/C104
1900 John Arden Dr.
Waxahachie, TX 75165


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


Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential ADN License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”  http://www.bne.state.tx.us/enlcnotice.asp


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.

Application Deadlines

Traditional ADN Program2021 Application for AdmissionFebruary 8, 2021July 23, 2021August 2021
LVN to RN Bridge Program 2021 Application for AdmissionJanuary 14, 2021April 23, 2021June 2021

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Registered Nurses (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Degree Plans Offered

Registered Nursing Degree (AAS)60 credit hours
PATHWAY: Public Service

Course Catalog

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August 22Fall Pre-Registration ends at 12pm
August 24Fall classes start


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Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110


Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

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