What is the Nursing program?
The Department of Nursing Education at San Antonio College is accredited by the following agencies:
The program awards the Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The nursing department at San Antonio College is one of the largest programs in San Antonio and Texas. It is highly competitive and has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. The San Antonio College campus has two start dates, once in January and again in August. The Greater Kerrville Center only offers one start date in January. Application deadlines can be located in the Admission Process link below.
Nursing Program Tracks
Applicants must have received a conditional 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 to the appropriate program track. Students must complete the program within 5 years of the date of program start.
Career Mobility Track
This program option is designed for those individuals with prior education and experience in nursing 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:
- Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with a current LVN/LPN licensure
- 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:
- Submit proof of current LVN/LPN licensure.
- 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.
- Submit proof of clear background check from the Texas Board of Nursing.
Important Note: Classroom and clinical courses are offered days, evening and weekend sessions. However, there are no guarantees in the availability of time.
What will I learn?
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 the 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).