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Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - RNSG.AAS
The following curriculum is designed for the student who wishes to enter the nursing profession directly upon the completion of the two year course of study. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), [3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, 1-800-669-1656].
Completion of the A.D.N. program of study provides graduates the opportunity to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply for licensure as a registered nurse. Certain conditions, such as criminal convictions, a history of disciplinary action, a history of mental illness, and treatment and/or addiction to alcohol or drugs may disqualify graduates from licensure as registered nurses in the state of Texas. The licensing agency for registered nurses, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), maintains a process whereby individuals may petition the BON to make decisions about licensure eligibility prior to entering or completing a registered nursing program. An eligibility determination takes a minimum of 3-6 months, so individuals are strongly encouraged to petition the BON for an eligibility determination prior to enrollment in the nursing program. The declaratory order (DO) petition and instructions to complete the process can be found on the BON web site at www.bon.state.tx.us or the BON may be contacted at 512-305-6838 for additional information.
The student must have a “C” in all required courses in order to progress to the next level of the program. Any nursing course with a required concurrent clinical course in integrated and inseparable; thus a student must pass both components in the same semester in order to be eligible to enroll in the next level.
To continue in the program, a student may repeat any nursing course or combination of concurrently enrolled nursing courses (class and concurrent clinical course) one time only, but may repeat no more than two different nursing course or course combinations in total while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, audit, drop, or unsatisfactory grade.
A student seeking entry into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. This includes providing documentation of immunization or immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tetanus and diphtheria as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and submitting to a Criminal background check. Refer to www.actx.edu/nursing/. Click on the Immunization, Certification and Background Check Requirements link or contact the Nursing Department Office at 806-354-6010.
Students enrolled in a nursing course(s) in the Associate Degree Nursing program will be charged a non-refundable fee per fall and spring semesters for the products and services of Evolve REACH Testing and Remediation. Students enrolled in specific clinical course(s) will be charged a non-refundable clinical simulation fee per credit hour each registration period.