2500 N. Robison Road
Texarkana, Texas 75599
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The ADN program at Texarkana College was begun in 1959, with the first class graduating in 1962. The program is fully accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
At its origin, the program was designed to be completed in two years; however, currently, most students take at least three years to complete the entire curriculum-a year for general education requirements and two years for nursing courses.
The curriculum prepares graduates to assume beginning staff positions under supervision as providers of care, coordinators of care, and members of the profession of nursing. On completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (N-CLEX-RN) to become licensed as Registered Nurses. Employment may be sought in a variety of structured health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care centers, home health and hospice, schools and other community settings.
There are two educational tracks in the Associate Degree Nursing Program: the basic (for unlicensed students) and the transition (for licensed vocational/practical nurses).
LPN Program Details
The Vocational Nursing program at Texarkana College was established in 1956 to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in health careers. Upon completion of the 12 month program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become Licensed Vocational Nurses. The program prepares nurses for entry-level employment in health care to provide direct nursing care to acutely and chronically ill patients with predictable health outcomes in structured health care settings.
Employment settings include hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Vocational nurses function under the leadership of registered nurses and physicians.