Navarro College Nursing Program Review


Navarro College (NC) is located on 103 acres west of downtown Corsicana on State Highway 31. The name Navarro College was adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1974. Navarro College has two permanent centers, the Navarro College South at Mexia and the Ellis County Center at Waxachie. There is also a third off-campus center in Midlothian. Navarro College also offers distance studies online. Navarro College has been named “The Fastest-Growing Public Two-Year College in the Nation” by Community College Week.

Navarro College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Registered Nurse – Associate Degree Nursing (ADN-RN)

The Registered Nurse Associate Degree Nursing program is a two-year 72 credit curriculum and leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The course allows the student to graduate and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once a student completes the examination, he or she will be able to practice as a registered nurse. The curriculum is made up of coursework on Navarro College campus, as well as clinical experience off campus. Individuals who complete the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Navarro University and successfully complete the NCLEX-RN examination, go on to work as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare environments including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, physicians’ offices, and many more varied healthcare institutions.

In order to apply to the program, individuals must attend nursing information sessions in October or November. There is also an entrance test, which applicants must pass.

Additional Program Requirements

Students must pass all theory course prior to the RN course with a “C” or higher. Applicants must also pass drug screens, criminal background checks, provide CPR certification, health screenings and immunizations records.

Licensed Vocational Nursing to Registered Nursing Bridge Option (LVN-RN)

The LVN to RN Bridge options allows LVNs to take summer courses to bridge into the RN program. LVNs must have 9-12 months of acute-care experience and must meet several admission requirements. Many individuals apply to the LVN to RN bridge program after having completed several years working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and wish to expand their skills in order to begin working as a Registered Nurse.

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Option

The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is a 12-month course that leads to a Certificate of Completion and aids graduates in being able to take the National council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Graduates of this program can provide beside nursing care, such as administering medication and other technical skills, learned both in on-campus work and off-campus practical work.

Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in Pre-Bachelor of Science In Nursing (BSN)

Students who plan on pursing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at a university level should enroll in the pre-bachelor Science in Nursing degree at Navarro College. Students graduate with an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.).

In order to apply to any of the nursing programs at Navarro University, individuals must hold CPR certification and must submit to a drug screening and criminal background check.

Contact:
Navarro College
3200 W. 7th Avenue ,
Corsicana, Texas  75110
1-800-NAVARRO
(903) 874-6501

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