Associate Degree Nursing

Students are scheduled to begin their program in the fall and must complete all courses in the curriculum to meet requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Upon completion of the two-year, 60 credit-hour curriculum, graduates will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Associate Degree Nursing.

Nursing is a service to individuals, to families and to the community of man. The individual nurse has scientifically based competencies and skills to assist people, sick or well, to cope with their health needs. Nursing is practiced in conjunction with other disciplines of the health care team.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Information regarding the program can be obtained from ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000,

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.

Sandy Brannan, PhD, RN

Director of Nursing

  • B.S.N University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • M.S.N University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
  • Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University

Contact Nursing Department

QUESTIONS? Call 409-944-1396

FAX 409-944-1500