|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
Accreditations Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta Georgia, 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000 fax: (404) 975-5020
WEB Page: www.acenursing.org
A two-year program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The program awards the Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The nursing department at San Antonio College is one of the largest program in San Antonio and Texas. It is highly competitive.
Click HERE to apply to the Nursing Program
Please Note: The annual college
catalogue has not been published for the academic year 2015-2016. All the
information provided on this webpage is directly from the college catalogue
that will be published in May 2015
Department of Nursing Education consists of three administrative
positions. The Dean of Professional and
Technical Education manages multiple departments including nursing. The program
coordinator assists the Director of Nursing with managing the program based on
the standards and regulations of the accrediting body. The Director of Nursing
manages the department and collaborates with the college to ensure that the
department is functioning to meet the community needs. The nursing administrators for the department are:
Vernell E. Walker, Dean of Professional and Technical Education
Fletcher Administration, Room 301
1300 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
Stella Cirlos M.S.N., R.N., Director
NAHC 378B, 210-486-1852
Main phone number: 210-486-1144
Gwendolyn Diggs Ed.D., R.N., Program
NAHC 378C, 210-486-1196
Main phone number: 210-486-1144
The faculty members of the Department of Nursing Education upholdthe mission of San Antonio College in supporting the educational and lifelong learningneeds of culturally, ethically and socially diverse communities. The mission of theDepartment of Nursing Education is to prepare professional nurses who, as membersof an interdisciplinary healthcare team, use nursing judgment to providesafe, evidence–based, patient-centered care to promotequality patient outcomes.
The Department of Nursing Education offers two education
tracks terminating in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the nursing
education program, 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. Students attending the San Antonio College
nursing program come primarily from the Bexar County Metropolitan area. Nurse graduates from the programs fill
nursing positions within many acute and long‐term health care
facilities in the area.
of Nursing Education offers a generic nursing program and a mobility nursing
program with two tracks, including a licensed vocational nurse mobility track ,
and a military mobility track. The associate
degree generic nursing program at San Antonio College admitted its first class
of students in 1967. The career mobility program for licensed vocational nurses
was started in 1991 at the San Antonio campus. Subsequently, distance sites for the vocational
nurse career mobility program were established in Kerrville (1997) and then in
Eagle Pass (1998). The Kerrville program
is still administered by the San Antonio campus nursing program. The Eagle Pass program was eventually absorbed
by its local community college system.
Consortium ADN to RN-BSN PATHWAY 1+2+1
Antonio College Department of Nursing Education has joined a statewide
consortium that provides a "1+2+1 degree plan" for transition from
the AAS in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) studies. Upon successful completion of the AAS in
Nursing degree and passing the NCLEX-RN examination, the nursing graduate may seek
admission and transfer to a participating University nursing program with the
intention of completing the BSN degree in a two-semester time frame. To be eligible to enter this education
pathway, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in all general
education courses completed during nursing studies while also working to
complete the AAS in Nursing. If
interested in BSN, the student must contact the desired University of choice
for college specific requirements.
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. San Antonio College 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?
San Antonio College is an affordable Nursing Program. San Antonio College Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).