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A career in nursing will make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.
Pursuing your nursing degree at Collin College is a great way to start.
Collin’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares students for a career as a professional registered nurse in this quickly-growing field with state-of-the-art facilities and educators who have years of practical experience working in health care. Collin College has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) since 2011, one of only a handful of community colleges in the nation to earn that honor.
The nursing curriculum is designed for deep learning so that you develop higher-level clinical judgment. The curriculum divides nursing concepts into two categories – health care concepts and professional nursing concepts – which are learned in the classroom and then applied in practical settings like the health sciences simulation labs in the Cary A. Israel Health Sciences Center, as well as in local health care facilities where students perform clinical rotations.
The nursing curriculum is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (Texas BON) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Upon graduation, Collin’s ADN program students are ready to make application to the Texas BON for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) through the NCLEX-RN examination.
The college also offers a bridge program for LVNs, paramedics and medics, allowing for faster degree completion you to begin your career as a professional registered nurse earlier.