SAC Nursing Department

San Antonio College (SAC) has been providing our community with a steady stream of nurses for over 50 years. Each semester, some 300-400 students are enrolled in SAC’s Nursing program. Due to the outstanding curriculum and dedicated faculty, the program has become highly competitive admitting fewer than 100 new students each semester. Students attending the San Antonio College nursing program come primarily from the Bexar County Metropolitan area. Graduates from the programs fill nursing positions within many acute and long‐term healthcare facilities in the area.

In Fall 2021, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Board of Nursing, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges have approved the RN to BSN Bridge Program at San Antonio College. We have initiated the process of candidacy with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The faculty members of the Department of Nursing Education uphold the mission of San Antonio College in supporting the educational and lifelong learning needs of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse communities. The mission of the Department of Nursing Education is to prepare professional nurses who, as members of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, use nursing judgment to provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care to promote quality patient outcomes.

The Department of Nursing Education offers the Associate of Science in Nursing (A.A.S.) and the RN to BSN bridge program. The A.A.S. program has two tracks, the Generic track, and the Career Mobility track for LVN/LNP. Once the student completes the program, takes and passes the NCLEX licensing exam, and becomes a Registered Nurse, the student can then apply and transition into the RN to BSN Bridge Program. The RN to BSN Bridge Program offers both Hybrid (in-person and online) and Online courses.

Program Highlights

All nursing programs offered at San Antonio College are participants of the Texas Concept-Based Curriculum which consists of educators across Texas that developed the curriculum. The program curriculum across all programs is concept based.

  • Multiple types of programs to support the community and increase the number of nurses in healthcare.
  • The curriculum aligned with DEC, QSEN ensures nurses are prepared to work in healthcare.
  • The department offers online, hybrid, and face-to-face instruction.
  • Nursing program cost is lower than other programs offered.

RN-BSN Cost Comparison

Compare College/University Costs

San Antonio College

$6,738

 

UT Arlington

$8,995

 

Del Mar College

$9,640

 

UT Tyler

$9,895

 

Texas Tech

$10,340

 

Austin Community College

$11,913

 

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

$18,300

 

Galen

$23,700

 

Western Governors University

$17,142

 

Grand Canyon University

$20,400

Program Pathway for A.A.S. to BSN

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Prospective Students

Information Sessions

Attend a Nursing Education Information Session at San Antonio College at 2 p.m. in NAHC room 201 on:

November 7, 2022 or December 5, 2022

Program Specific Information

Generic AAS Program

Career Mobility LVN-RN Program

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Program

Current Students

Hospital Orientation Exam

Monday - Thursday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm (NAHC338)*

*This exam time slot is provided for ONGOING students to take the Hospital Orientation and receive their card. New Student Hospital Orientation Exam will be administered during the Nursing Program Mandatory Orientation.

Download Study Guide: Hospital Orientation Core Materials for Students - June 2017 

Nursing ID Cards

Please report to the ID office in the Fletcher Administration building and specify that you are participating in the nursing program. You will need to be wearing your Nursing uniform top and you will be asked to provide proof of payment for classes. ID's will be processed and available at the ID office.

Nursing Student Handbook

ATI Standardized Examination Process

Clinical Practice and Indemnification Agreement

Nursing Student Electronic Portfolio

Clinical Learning

Clinical Sites

San Antonio College Nursing Department has memorandums of agreements with multiple acute care healthcare systems, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes throughout the community.

Simulation Lab

Simulation is an exciting new technology that allows nursing students the opportunity to practice patient care in a safe, non-threatening, and controlled environment. San Antonio College’s (SAC) nursing simulation center strives to incorporate innovative learning strategies, to enhance development of communication, collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking skills, and to ultimately, encourage safe and competent patient care for students in the nursing program.

The SAC simulation lab is designed to function as a temporary hospital facility in the event of a disaster. The lab’s layout includes sixteen triage or primary care beds, twelve intermediate care beds, four intensive care beds, two pediatric units and two obstetrical units. Each patient room is a stand-alone training facility not divided by one-way mirrors as utilized in other facilities. SAC’s hospital design provides an element of realism not attainable in the majority of healthcare provider simulation centers.

The center also contains two large primary care triage wards or “bays”. In these areas, nursing faculty, with the assistance of technical nurse trainers, lead interactive exercises that encourage nursing skill development. Major labs include IV insertion, tracheostomy and ventilator care, medication administration, wound care, and foundational nursing care. 

Simulation Equipment

The SAC Department of Nursing Education Simulation Lab primarily utilizes the SimMan mannequins. The SimMan affords students a realistic exercise for high fidelity simulations proportionate to the student’s skill level. Each “patient room” is set up as an actual hospital room with the SimMan as the patient.

Each patient room has installed two high resolution cameras and a microphone. The technical nurse trainer or simulation facilitator is located in a control room situated in one of four locations throughout the center and directly listens and observes the student’s practice and skills via camera and headset.

Nursing Department Administration

Dr. Tonya Maunsell DNP, R.N.
Executive Director Of the Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program (AAS)
(210) 486-1144

tdaves@alamo.edu

Dr. Eve Rodriguez, PhD., RN
Executive Director of Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program (BSN)
(210) 486-1217
erodriguez43@alamo.edu

Rocio Antillon, M.Ed.
Academic Program Director
(210) 486-1144
rantillon@alamo.edu

Nursing Department Staff

Elida Connell
Admissions Coordinator of Records & Reports
(210) 486-1857
eramirez1@alamo.edu

Richard Diaz
Administrative Services Specialist
(210) 486-1182
rdiaz53@alamo.edu

Lorena Serrano
Academic Unit Assistant
(210) 486-1185
lserrano19@alamo.edu

Orie Henry
Academic Lab Technician
(210) 486-1166
ohenry2@alamo.edu

 

 

Nursing Program Accreditation

AAS Nursing Program

The Generic Associate of Applied Science and the Career Mobility nursing program at Alamo Community Colleges District at San Antonio College located in San Antonio, Texas is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the San Antonio College nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. ACEN is located at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 and can be reached at (404) 975-5000.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Program

The RN-BSN baccalaureate nursing program at San Antonio College located in San Antonio, Texas is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN baccalaureate nursing program is initial accreditation.