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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

NURS.D003.UG • Trinity River Campus Only

Special admissions criteria applicable

General Education and Related Courses

The following science courses must be completed prior to applying for admission to the Nursing Program:

The following general education courses must be completed prior to the graduating semester:


Program Requirements

Total Degree Hours: 60

* Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy and Culture must be chosen from the corresponding section of the Core Curriculum .

** Mathematics competency is a prerequisite for this course.

# Credit-By-Examination may be earned for this course by LVNs, Military Medic and Paramedics. Complete details of the Fast Track Option are provided at

Students are strongly urged to complete all general education requirements prior to entering the program.

Testing fees are assessed for all nursing theory courses.

Special Admissions Criteria and Program Information:

Requirements for Applicants:

  • All biology courses (BIOL 2401 , BIOL 2402  and BIOL 2420 ) must have been completed within five years prior to application to the Nursing Program.
  • Completion of all courses required for the program with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native/first language is not English. Complete details are provided at

Admission Criteria:

  • Science GPA based on the three required courses: BIOL 2401 , BIOL 2402  and BIOL 2420 .
    • Only the highest grade earned in the first two (2) attempts of any repeated course will be used for admission purposes.
  • Score on a standardized admissions test.
    • Each applicant is assigned a score based on science GPA (50%) and the standardized admissions test results (50%).

Complete details of the nursing admissions process can be found at

Additional Requirements for Transfer Student Applicants:

  • Admission to Tarrant County College
  • Letter of good standing from dean or director of previously attended nursing program
  • Copy of official transcript(s)
  • Completion of tests for clinical component of program (DFWHC Orientation, HIPAA, TCC Nursing Student Handbook Examination, Dosage Calculation Examination) with passing scores

Some transfer students may be required to audit RNSG 1105 - Nursing Skills I .

Requirements for Students Admitted to the Nursing Program:

  • Negative drug screen
  • Background checks
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Current healthcare provider CPR course (approved by the American Heart Association)
  • Social Security card
  • Participation in a two day Nursing Program Orientation
  • Current immunizations for the duration of the program
  • Completion of all courses required for the program with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of English Proficiency, if required

Applicants with a history of criminal charges, mental illness, or chemical dependency must request a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing to determine eligibility for licensure prior to admission to the Nursing Program.

Any student admitted to the Nursing Program must meet the legal requirements for licensure by the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses.

The TCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326,