Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Nursing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SAC

Nursing Admissions Announcements & Resources Simulation Lab Faculty/Staff

Welcome to the Department of Nursing Education

San Antonio College (SAC) has been providing our community 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 health care facilities in the area.

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.

In Fall 2021, the Texas Higher Education Cooordingation 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 Department of Nursing Education offers the ADN and the RN to BSN bridge programs. The ADN program is an Associates of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The ADN 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.

If you are interested in attending the ADN program, please visit our website for admission requirements and the nursing application.

                 Click Here for ADN Admission

If you are interested in attending the RN-BSN Bridge program, please visit our website for admission requirements and the nursing application.

             Click Here for RN-BSN Website

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What is the Nursing program?

A two-year program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The Department of Nursing Education offers a generic nursing program and a career mobility nursing program with two tracks, including a licensed vocational nurse mobility track and a military mobility track. Both tracks terminate 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. See our Admissions page for more information about program tracks.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for 2021-2022 

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's special about the program?

Our program began offering classes to aspiring nurses in 1967. Today, our affordable 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. 


Job Placement Rate for 2018-2019 Graduates

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 educational opportunities are available after completing the program?

Consortium ADN to RN-BSN PATHWAY 1+2+1

San 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 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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020

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.

What are our NCLEX Assessment Rates?

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

2020 - 2021 85.53%
2019 - 2020  88.37%
2018 - 2019 82.78%
Academic Year: October 01 thru September 30

Job Placement Rate

2019-2020 97.25%
2018 - 2019 98.26%
2017 - 2018 98.27%
2016 - 2017 98.22%
*Source: Survey of graduates.

Completion Rate

  2017 2018 2019 2020
Generic 75% 86% 65% 82%
Generic Program Completion Rate = 75.7%
Career Mobility 74.2% 76% 70% 78%
Career Moblility Program Completion Rate = 77.94%
Overall Program Completion Rate = 76.82%

Updated 2/22/2021


Contact Us

Dr. Tonya Maunsell
Interim Executive Director

Nursing & Allied Health Complex, Bldg #33 Suite 378


General Nursing Program Information

Orie Henry

Richard Diaz

Admissions for Nursing Program, Nursing Student Orientation, Nursing Student Graduation, Affidavits

Elida Connell

Testing, DSS Accommodations, Student registration and Reentry registration

Richard Diaz


Assistance is available through the Call Center (210-212-5266), the LiveChat in the bottom right corner, and the zoom room available at