Associate Degree Nursing

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program at South Texas College at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus located in McAllen, Texas is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation on December 8, 2017 through Spring 2024. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will prepare students with the basic competencies to become safe practitioners in the healthcare field. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science major in Associate Degree Nursing, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a registered nurse and can work in hospitals, day-surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, among other areas.

The ADN Program is identified as competitive entry and has a selection process based on a competitive point system. Due to limited resources, some applicants who meet all program application requirements may not be admitted to the program for the current application period. Please review the ADN Prospective Student Guide for general information about the program and application.

Program Approval

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at South Texas College has full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; ).

  • Delivery Method: All Nursing courses are delivered face-to-face.

ADN Program Outcomes

ADN Program Outcomes
NCLEX Pass Rate(as reported by TBON) 2021: 81.85%
Student Completion Rate(GRAD150)(Expected Level of Achievement: ADN 74%) 2021: 73.0%
Job Placement Rate(Expected Level of Achievement 90%) 2021: 95%

Information for Interested or Prospective Students

Interested students should attend a Live Virtual Advising Session or review the Prospective Student Guide for program information for Traditional Track, LVN to ADN Track, and EMT Paramedic to ADN Track. The Live Virtual Advising Session or the Student Guide covers admission procedures, program information & requirements, program tracks, point system evaluation, application periods, and clinical requirements. The Live Virtual Session is approximately one hour. Students are responsible for knowing all program information.

This is a Competitive Entry Program with a selection process based on a point system.

Live Virtual Information Session

Applications & Timelines

Questions or concerns about your application? Contact Ms. Elizabeth Parra at, Gregorie Gomez at or Leslie Solis at

HESI Admission Assessment Exam Info

NAH Functional Ability Standards

College Success for Healthcare

Program Cost

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