|What is the Nursing program?
The Department of Nursing Education at San Antonio College is accredited by the following agencies:
Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400 fax: (512) 305-7401
WEB Page: http://www.bon.texas.gov
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta Georgia, 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000 fax: (404) 975-5020
WEB Page: http://www.nlnac.org
A two-year program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The program awards the Associate Degree of Applied Science. The nursing department at San Antonio College is the largest program in San Antonio and the second largest in Texas. It is highly competitive and has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students.
Click HERE to apply to the Nursing Program
Applicants must have received a letter of acceptance from the Department of Nursing Education and have acknowledged in writing their intention to enroll. Qualified applicants who have been admitted to the Nursing Program will be registered the appropriate program track. Students must complete the program within 5 years of the date of program start.
Generic Track (Degree Plan: Click Here)
Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the college and for the Nursing Program. This track is appropriate for students who have no prior nursing experience. This is a five semester program. Students are accepted in both Fall and Spring. Students must complete the program study within 5 years of the date of program start. All general education prerequisites required for the ADN must be completed before application into the nursing program.
Career Mobility Track (Degree Plan: Click Here)
This program option is designed for those individuals with prior education and experience in the medical field who wish to complete their AAS Degree in Nursing in a fast track 1 year (3 consecutive semesters). Individuals may enter this track from two different entry points:
1) Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with a current LVN/LPN licensure
2) Military service members and veterans who are trained/served as Army Combats Medics, Navy Corpsmen, or Air Force Medics who have completed their program in the last 10 years. The nursing theory didactic courses are online and the concurrent clinical courses are face to face in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to being admitted into the Nursing Program, the applicant must:
1) Submit proof of current LVN/LPN licensure.
2) Send official copies of Military transcripts awarding credit for training as Army Combats Medics, Navy Corpsmen, or Air Force Medics and college work pertaining to outside the Alamo colleges to the College Admissions and Records Office and the Department of Nursing Education.
3) Submit proof of clear background check from the Texas Board of Nursing.
Important Note: Evening courses are offered through the San Antonio College Nursing Program, but clinical courses cannot be guaranteed and are offered based on clinical site availability.
The student has the opportunity to learn both the art and science of nursing; both are necessary for a registered nurse to practice nursing care. A variety of learning venues include the classroom, a fully-equipped simulation hospital on campus and direct patient care in the hospital or other clinical settings provide the experiences to enable the graduate to enter the profession as a competent beginning nurse.
|What can I do with this course of study?
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse in the State of Texas and ready to begin a career in the nursing profession. SAC maintains articulation agreements with several universities. If interested, the graduate may transfer to a university program to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
|What's special about program?
SAC is more affordable than any other nursing program in the area and has evening classes available to students on a space available basis. The SAC Nursing Program is rated Exemplary by the Texas Higher Education Board and local hospitals.