Cisco College Nursing Program Review


Cisco College (CC) is the third school to be opened in Cisco, Texas, after the Britton Training Institute closed in World War I, and Randolph College closed its doors in 1936. Cisco College began as part of the Cisco Independent School District in 1940. It became successful and was separated from the public schools in 1956.

Today Cisco enrolls almost 5000 students. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, guaranteeing students the personalized attention they desire. This is an affordable option for higher education, and Cisco offers associate degrees as well as certificate programs.

Cisco College has two campuses. The main one in Cisco is located about 150 miles from Fort Worth. The Abilene Educational Center is located about 40 miles away in Abilene.

Nursing Programs

The nursing programs are only available at the Abilene Campus.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

This program is for students wishing to become Registered Nurses (RNs). This is a two year program, after completing the prerequisite courses, and graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. They will also be allowed to take the licensing exam for RNs.

Prerequisites for this program are English, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Life Span Growth and Development, Government, College Algebra or Elementary Statistics, and a Humanities or Fine Arts elective.

To apply, students must first be admitted to Cisco College. They must submit their high school or GED transcripts, have completed the prerequisite courses with a grade of at least a C, be current on their immunizations, and take the ACCUPLACER pre-entrance test.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to RN Option

This program is for people already practicing as LVNs, who want to earn their AAS degree in nursing and become an RN. This is a one year program, and graduates will be able to take the RN licensing exam.

The prerequisites for this program are the same as for the ADN program. In addition, students in this program will need to take Concepts of Nursing Practice in order to continue on with the ADN program classes.

Vocational Nursing

This is an entry level program designed to prepare students to become LVNs. The program takes three semesters to finish, after prerequisites are complete. Graduates will receive a Vocational Nursing Certificate, and be eligible to take the licensing exam for practical/vocational nurses. Licenses are granted by the Texas Board of Nursing.

The prerequisites for this program are Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Lifespan Growth and Development.

To apply to the program, students must first be admitted to Cisco College. They must submit their high school or GED transcripts, be current on their immunizations, and take the ACCUPLACER pre-entrance test.

Students will be admitted to the program based on the number of nursing related courses they have already completed, the cumulative GPA of the courses completed, whether or not they have at least a 2.5 GPA, and what the date is on their application. Students are admitted into the program twice a year, in the fall and spring, and admission is competitive.

Other Allied Health Department Programs

Cisco offers AAS degree programs in Medical Assisting and Respiratory Therapy. Students that are interested in a certificate program may study Pharmacy Technician or Surgical Technician.

Contact:
Cisco College
101 College Heights,
Cisco
, TX 76437

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