Trinity Valley Community College Nursing Program Review


Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) was established in 1946 and is home to 6,500 students across four campuses, in Athens, Palestine, Terrell and Kaufman. Trinity Valley Community College offers classes both online through Virtual College of Texas and in-person, as well as Hybrid classes, which combine both online and in-person lectures in specific courses. Trinity Valley Community College is ideal for students who wish to complete college credits before transferring to university, as well as for students who wish to complete training in a career.

The Health Science Center is located at the Kaufman House campus, and offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Vocational Nursing (VN) and a Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing Program (Paramedic – ADN). Students in nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, also study at Kaufman House.

Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). Classes take place three days a week during the first year, and four days each week during the second year. Upon graduation from the 70-hour curriculum, students can go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN, in order to become a Registered Nurse. The ADN Program commences in the Fall Semester and applications must be submitted the previous year. Clinical practicum can be completed in many of the towns surrounding Athens and are most commonly done during the week but can be completed over the weekend. Registered Nurses go on to work in various healthcare institutions including; hospitals, physicians’ offices, hospices, long-term care facilities and various other healthcare organizations throughout the United States.

Licensed Vocational Nursing Transition Program (LVN)

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, individuals can enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program through the transition option. Individuals must first complete the prerequisite courses in the summer prior to enrollment, and then they can enter the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing program. Upon graduation, individuals are able to apply to write the NCLEX-RN, in order to become a Registered Nurse.

Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing Transition Program (Paramedic to ADN)

Licensed paramedics are able to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program through a transition program, which allows paramedics to join the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, as long as the individual completes prerequisite courses in the summer prior to enrollment. Upon graduation, individuals will be able to apply to write the NCLEX-RN to become a Registered Nurse.

Vocational Nursing Program (VN)

The Vocational Nursing Program is a one-year program, which allows students to apply to write the NCLEX-PN upon graduation. The NCLEX-PN exam permits the graduate to practice as a Practical Nurse.

Students can apply to all programs online, and must provide official transcripts from all previous college or university education and must have a minimum “C” grade in all prerequisite courses. Students must also provide proof of CPR Certification, as well as a current immunization record on application.

Contact:
Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive,
Athens, TX
75751-3339, United States
(903) 675-6200

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