What is the Nursing program?
A two-year program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The Department of Nursing Education offers a generic nursing program and a career mobility nursing program with two tracks, including a licensed vocational nurse mobility track and a military mobility track. Both tracks terminate in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the nursing education program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) authorized by and administered through the Texas Board of Nursing. See our Admissions page for more information about program tracks.
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for 2021-2022
What will I learn?
The student has the opportunity to learn both the art and science of nursing; both are necessary for a registered nurse to practice nursing care. A variety of learning venues include the classroom, a fully-equipped simulation hospital on campus and direct patient care in the hospital or other clinical settings provide the experiences to enable the graduate to enter the profession as a competent beginning nurse.
What's special about the program?
Our program began offering classes to aspiring nurses in 1967. Today, our affordable program is the largest educator for registered nurses in San Antonio, and is one of the premiere programs in the state due to its dual accreditations.
Job Placement Rate for 2018-2019 Graduates
What can I do with this course of study?
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse in the State of Texas and ready to begin a career in the nursing profession. San Antonio College maintains articulation agreements with several universities. If interested, the graduate may transfer to a university program to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
What educational opportunities are available after completing the program?
Consortium ADN to RN-BSN PATHWAY 1+2+1
San Antonio College Department of Nursing Education has joined a statewide consortium that provides a “1+2+1 degree plan” for transition from the AAS in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) studies. Upon successful completion of the AAS in Nursing degree and passing the NCLEX-RN examination, the nursing graduate may seek admission and transfer to a participating University nursing program with the intention of completing the BSN degree in a two-semester time frame.
To be eligible to enter this education pathway, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in all general education courses completed during nursing studies while also working to complete the AAS in Nursing. If interested in BSN, the student must contact the desired University of choice for college specific requirements.