Grayson College Nursing Program Review

Grayson College (GC), also sometimes called Grayson County College (GCC), was founded over forty years ago to serve the area around Denison. The college enrolls over 5000 students each semester, and offers over 70 degrees and certificates.

Grayson has three campuses: the Main campus in Denison, South campus in Van Alstyne, and West Extension in Denison.

Nursing Programs

Nursing, Associate Degree

Students that take the classes in this program in sequence will complete the education requirements to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Graduates are then eligible to take the licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Admission to this program is competitive, and admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the program.

Students wishing to apply to the program must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, one college math course or 2 years of high school math with a grade of C or higher, college level Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a C grade or better, take the Evolve Admission test, and have a complete immunization record.

It is also recommended that students take the general education courses of Microbiology, English Composition I and II, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Sociology, Speech, and College Algebra or Elementary Statistics. These courses will be used in ranking, and need to have a grade of C or higher.

Applicants will be ranked for selection based on whether their application is complete, their grades on their prerequisites and any completed general education courses, their Evolve test score, and their district residency.

This nursing program has been fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLCAC), and is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to RN

LVNs may take this program to gain advanced placement into the traditional associate degree nursing program. This will allow them to earn their AAS degree and take the RN licensing exam. It takes about a year to finish this program.

Once admitted into the program, students will take two transitional entry classes, Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing and Care of Clients with Common Needs. Once they have completed these courses, they will receive 14 credit hours for their prior nursing education and experience, and will then enter the traditional program in the third semester.

To apply, students must be currently licensed as an LVN, have a letter from their current nursing employer detailing their work history, have a high school diploma or equivalent, proof of graduation from an LVN program, a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher, take the Evolve Admission test, and have a complete immunization record. They must also have taken one college math course or 2 years of high school math with a grade of C or higher, college level Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, General Psychology, Child & Lifespan Development, English I, and Sociology, all with a C grade or better.

Applicants are accepted into the program based on a numerical ranking system. Points are assigned for grades on prerequisite and any completed general education courses, Evolve test scores, and residency in the district.

University Transfer Pre-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution and earning a BSN degree may be interested in the Pre-BSN program. This curriculum is designed to replicate the first two years of a BSN program. Students will take 64 credit hours of classes and earn an AAS degree. It is not guaranteed that the curriculum will fulfill the requirements at all four-year universities.

Certified Nurse Aide

This program is available through the Center For Workplace Learning. This 80 hour program combines class time with clinical experience. Students will be required to have a background check and be up to date on their immunizations. Students that complete the program may take the state certification exam.

Grayson College
6101 Grayson Drive (Hwy. 691),
Denison, TX 75020