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 universities. 

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 other facilities. 

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. 

See   "Where to Begin" on the ADN Home page for steps to take regarding the application process.


In-seat Transition classes begin each Fall and Spring.  Hybrid/On-line classes begin each Fall (see additional information below regarding the hybrid/on-line program). 

 

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.    

For students living within 75 miles of the Gainesville campus.


Most 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 indication of 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. 




Transition Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum
PREREQUISITE COURSES
BIOL2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
MATH1342 Math Statistics
BIOL2402 Anatomy & Physiology II
NURSING CURRICULUM
First Long Semester
BIOL2420 Microbiology
RNSG1227 Transition to Professional Nursing
RNSG1300 Health Assessment Across the Life Span
Second Long Semester
PSYC2314 Developmental Psychology
ENGL1301 Composition I
RNSG2404 Care-Patient/Common Health Care Needs
RNSG1262 Clinical Nursing for Transition Students
Mini-mester
RNSG1163 Clinical - Psychiatric Nursing
Third Long Semester
3 Credit Hours Humanities or Fine Arts
RNSG2414 Care of Patient/Complex Health Care Needs
RNSG2461 Clinical Nursing III
Fourth Long Semester
RNSG2435 Integrated Patient Care Management
RNSG2462 Clinical Nursing IV
Graduation & NCLEX Licensure

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.

 


Philosophy or Literature Course (Humanities)
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
ENGL 2307 Creative Writing
ENGL 2322, 2323
British Literature
ENGL 2327,2328 American Literature
ENGL 2332 World Literature
ENGL 2342 Classical Backgrounds
ENGL 2341 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course


Creative Arts Courses
ARTS 1301 Introduction to the Humanities
ARTS 1303 Introduction to Philosophy
ARTS 1304 Creative Writing
ARTS 1311
British Literature
ARTS 1316 American Literature
ARTS 2316 World Literature
ARTS 2326 Classical Backgrounds
ARTS 2341 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
ARTS 2346 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
ARTS 2366 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DANC Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DANC 2303 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 1310 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 1330 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 1351 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 1352 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 2331 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
DRAM 2366 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
MUSI 1301 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
MUSI 1306 Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama - Each topic is one course
Department of Health Sciences

 


 

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Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street

Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264

email:   cwillis@nctc.edu


 

 

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