Associate Degree Nursing - Transition to Professional Nursing
North Central Texas College offers not only an Associate Degree Nursing Transition to Professional Nursing track but also a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pathway.
The ADN Transition track is listed below. Click on the BSN Pathway link for additional information regarding our partnership with
Admission to the Transition Program is based on the Associate Degree Nursing Track. Students who choose to only do the Associate Degree Nursing Program may be able to find jobs in smaller hospitals, doctor's offices and
Completing the additional core courses for the BSN prior to or concurrently with the ADN program will provide a smoother transition into the BSN Program with one of our partner universities.
First semester of nursing courses at NCTC
will consist of the Transition course and Health Assessment (no
clinical in this semester as LVN's are given credit for 256 hours of
clinical (in addition to Integrated Nursing Skills). The second
semester will consist of one day of clinical and the Care of the Patient
with Common Health Care Needs. Third and fourth semesters have lectures 2 days per week and 16 hours of clinical per week. Students also go to the hospital to prep the day before clinicals. Co-requisite courses would need to be
completed no later than the semester in which they are listed.
"Where to Begin" on the ADN Home page for steps to take regarding the application process.
Transition classes begin each Fall and Spring. Hybrid/On-line classes
begin each Fall (see additional information below regarding the
Prospective students may fill out applications for the Transition from LVN to ADN classes for Spring between September 15 and October 1. The Applying For the Next Class link has additional information regarding the application process.
Prospective students may fill out applications for Transition from LVN to ADN classes for Fall between May 1 and June 1. This application will allow you to choose whether you are interested 1) in the hybrid/online section but would be willing to attend the in-seat class if not admitted for the hybrid/on-line class, 2) only in the hybrid/on-line section, or 3) only in the in-seat section. The on-line class will be selected first from those who listed 1) or 2) and ranked according to scores on the Kaplan exam. If phone calls are any indication, we are expecting a large number of applicants for the hybrid/on-line class. After the 12 slots are filled, we will then consider those who listed 3) and the remaining 1)'s with passing test scores and rank them according to the test scores for the in-seat class.
Those interested in the hybrid/on-line class will need to take the Smarter Measure Assessment. Instructions will be provided at a later date. Those interested only in the in-seat class do not need to do the Smarter Measure Assessment.
HYBRID ON-LINE TRANSITION
Next Class Begins Fall 2015.
Apply for On-Line Transition between May 1 and June 1, 2015.
students living within 75 miles of the Gainesville campus.
of the presentation of content for this program will be on-line;
however, it will require several days (approximately 5 or 6 per semester) where you will come to the
Gainesville campus for testing, orientation, assessment
check-offs or presentations. Course syllabi posted at the
beginning of each semester should delineate the days you will need to be
available for classes. Clinicals are not on-line
courses and will be in the North Central Texas or southern Oklahoma area. We are not able to be
specific about which days you will be in clinical or have to come to
campus as those will vary semester to semester depending on instructors
and clinical facility availability. This is a full-time program and
students must be willing to re-arrange their schedules to fit around
nursing schedules. It is not possible for the college to make
arrangements around students' work or child-care situations. Work hours
should be decreased in order to spend a sufficient amount of time
studying for this program.
Prospective hybrid/on-line students must complete the SmarterMeasure
assessment (formerly Readi Assessment) which gives us an
whether or not you would have the skills and competencies to be likely
to be successful in an on-line program.
Directions will be posted at a later date.
We will be able to access your results. There are many resources on this site which might be helpful to you. The assessment should be completed by June 1 (but preferably by May 1).
Hybrid/On-line students must have a current email address in order to enroll in this program.
Failure to successfully complete the Clinical Math Exams will result in a clinical failure and dismissal from the nursing program.
Students must complete a state mandated jurisprudence exam with a score of 75 in order to take the NCLEX - RN.
Degree Audit Note: Since some courses may not transfer, have all transcripts sent to the Registrar's Office and request a Degree Audit. (Example: The NCTC Associate Degree Nursing Program does not accept SCIT1407 & SCIT1408 as equivalent courses for BIOL2401 & BIOL2402.
BSN Pathway Core Course Requirements
Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science Program with one of our partner universities would need to complete the following core courses in addition to the courses required for the Associate Degree Program: CHEM1413 Chemistry-Health Sciences OR CHEM1411 General Chemistry, BIOL1322 Basic Nutrition, ENGL1302 Composition II, PSYC2301 Intro to General Psychology, HIST1301 US History to 1865, HIST1302 US History from 1865, GOVT2305 American National Government, GOVT2306 American State & Local Government, a two-hour elective and an additional Humanities or Creative Arts course (BSN requires one course from Humanities and one course from Creative Arts). These courses could be completed in summers and min-mesters. BSN Pathway students would then continue on for an additional 30 hours of on-line coursework with one of the partner universities. See the BSN Pathway link for additional information.