Professional & Vocational Nursing


The ADN Nursing program has received approval from the Texas Board of Nursing to offer a revised RN Transition Program. Changes are designed to accelerate the program from two years to one year. This format reduces the number of clinical hours while keeping the same didactic courses. An accelerated format provides an avenue to increase the number of graduates with less of an impact on clinical spaces during the fall and spring semesters.

According to Dr. Jane Leach, Chair of the Nursing Program, the new Leo & Mabel Scott Health Science Center with its new Simulation Center will be instrumental in providing an authentic learning experience for the Transition RN students.

Course content will be blocked in 8 week segments with the bulk of clinical learning experiences provided as a concentrated practicum at the end of the program. The program will provide nursing students with a robust foundation required to meet the demands of current clinical practice.

Applications will be accepted from April 15—May 15.

The start date for the RN Transition Program is July 2018.

NCTC’s Nursing Department offers trustworthy, fast-paced nursing programs designed to quickly transition students into the nursing profession with a strong foundation of real-world experience.

Nursing Programs

NCTC offers two Nursing pathways, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN).

ADN students in the Health Science Center


The ADN and LVN to ADN pathways are available at the Health Sciences Center at the Gainesville campus. Our program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and has full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.

3343 Peachtree Rd., NE Ste. 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

NCLEX-RN Average Pass Rate for RN Candidates were 85.45% (2017) and 82.43% for 2016.
Retention rates from 2014 thru 2015 averages 75.1%
Average placement rates for students graduating from the RN programs from 2011-2014 is 93.91%

Upon completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing a student should be able to act as a member of the profession and function within the nurse’s legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the employing health care institution or practice setting. Graduates will assume responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care provided to patients and their families. They should be able to participate in activities that promote the development and practice of professional nursing and demonstrate responsibility for continued competence in nursing practice, and develop insight through reflection, self-analysis, self-care and lifelong learning.

Nursing Students in the lecture hall of the Health Science Center


The Vocational Nursing program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and is a certificate program. This program is designed to prepare entry-level practitioners to provide direct care to patients of all age groups under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician. Emphasis is placed upon the ability to make sound judgements based on the knowledge of scientific principles and the ability to utilize technical skills in a variety of settings.

LVN programs are offered at Gainesville, Corinth, Bowie, Graham, and online. The program is 12 months in length. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and is eligible to make application to write the National Council Licensing Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

A graduate of the program is expected to be a member of the profession on a health care team providing patient-centered care and to be an advocate for patient safety.

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Theresa Borden
Assistant Chair of LVN Program
(940) 668-7731 ext. 4330

Cindy Willis
ADN Department Assistant
(940) 668-4264

Casey Weatherly
LVN Department Assistant
(940) 668-4291