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SAC Nursing Celebrates…

According to SanAntonio.gov, one out of every six San Antonians is employed in the medical industry. Additionally, all medical education and training for the U.S. military occurs in San Antonio. So, what would our city be without good, qualified and caring nurses?
SAC Nursing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

SAC Nursing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

According to SanAntonio.gov, one out of every six San Antonians is employed in the medical industry. Additionally, all medical education and training for the U.S. military occurs in San Antonio. So, what would our city be without good, qualified and caring nurses?

Thankfully, San Antonio College (SAC) has been providing our community a steady stream of nurses for 50 years. The SAC Nursing program began offering classes to aspiring nurses in 1967. Today, the program is the largest educator for registered nurses in San Antonio, and is one of the premiere programs in the state due to its dual accreditations.

Accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and Accreditations Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Department of Nursing Education at San Antonio College offers students several opportunities to earn necessary credentials in order to become a registered nurse (RN):

• Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Nursing
• LVN/LPN to RN
• Military to RN

Each semester, some 300-400 students are enrolled in SAC’s Nursing program.

Due to outstanding curriculum and dedicated faculty, the program has become highly competitive admitting fewer than 100 new students each semester and typically requiring a wait list.

Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) authorized by and administered through the Texas Board of Nursing.

Reports show that SAC Nursing students come primarily from the Bexar County Metropolitan area. Graduates from the program go on to fill nursing positions within many acute and long‐term health care facilities throughout the city.

According to GlassDoor.com, the starting salary for a Registered Nurse in San Antonio is $60,000. Not too shabby.

“It has been widely reported that there is a serious shortage of nurses in Texas,” said Stella Cirlos, director of SAC’s Nursing program. “We have to do everything we can to help our students be successful—that includes recruiting the right faculty who can train the next generation in order to replenish the pool of qualified nurses.”

To learn more about enrolling or teaching in SAC’s Nursing program, please visit alamo.edu/sac/nursing

Check out the 50th Anniversary events at alamo.edu/sac/nursing50th.

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