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Associate Degree Nursing Program
Associate Degree Nursing


Admission to the Nursing Program is selective and considered three times per year. Nursing courses are offered only at Central Park Campus (CPC) in McKinney.  Applications are due by January 31st for consideration in the Summer entry class, May 31st for Fall entry, or August 31st for Spring entry.  All applications received after January 31st, May 31st, or August 31st will not be considered for admission.  Applicants will be notified by mail regarding acceptance with 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline.  The size of the class will be limited to the available clinical resources for learning and the availability of qualified nursing faculty.  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained from the Nursing website as well as the Nursing Department in room H303 at the Cary A. Israel Health Science Center on the Central Park Campus.

Several hospitals are assigned for your clinical experience as you matriculate through the curriculum. You will be given the opportunity to experience nursing at the various clinical sites, as space allows: The Medical Center of Plano,  Medical Center of McKinney, Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Life Care of Plano, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Texas Health Resources,  Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Presbyterian Hospital of Allen, Baylor Hospital of Garland, Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano, Terrell State Hospital, Children's Medical Center, Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Dallas and Select Specialty. Each semester your clinical experiences consist of 1 to 2 days of hospital experience as well as 1 to 2 days of classroom instruction. Some learning experiences will also take place in the simulated laboratory at the Central Park Campus where all nursing classes are conducted. At this time, all clinical experiences and classroom instruction are scheduled in the morning.

TO APPLY: (you must submit all documents at once)
Complete an application

Submit signed Application Checklist

Submit official transcripts in sealed envelopes (Prerequisite courses (Natural Science) must be completed within 5 years of the time of application).
**Immunization records are not to be submitted until accepted into the program.

Upon acceptance into the ADN program, students are required to:

  • Liability insurance is provided through the school (included in your tuition)

  • Purchase school-approved uniforms for clinical experiences.

  • Obtain current CPR certification (Healthcare Provider) must be from American Heart Association.

  • Have the Dental Form and Pre-Entrance Medial Form completed by your dentist and physician.

  • Complete all required immunizations and provide copies of immunization records.

  • Complete a TB (Tuberculosis) skin test and provide a copy of the results annually.

  • Agree to a criminal background check.

  • Complete drug screening at the student’s expense on a date specified by Dean of Nursing prior to the start of school.

  • Health Insurance documentation. All nursing students must provide documentation of having a health insurance policy.


Nursing is a demanding but rewarding career. Upon acceptance into the nursing program, you must make a commitment to hard work and study to be successful in the program. The following suggestions are strongly recommended:

  1. Limit full-time work to fewer hours so that you have time to study nursing.

  2. Complete as many of the support courses as possible before starting the nursing courses.

  3. Allow at least 10 hours per week to study and prepare for class and clinical.

  4. Get a good night's sleep before the clinical, class, or learning experience.