Established in 1925, North Central Texas College (NCTC) is currently 87 years old. With a home campus in Gainesville, North Central Texas College offers courses to students in Denton and Montague counties. North Central Texas College offers programs that lead to associate degrees and certificates. North Central Texas College’s Division of Health Sciences has courses in Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN).
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is offered at Gainesville Campus and is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and has full accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. There are two phases to gaining admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at North Central Texas College.
Phase one consists of three steps and, all steps must be completed by applicants before he or she will be admitted into the program. Step one is to complete transcripts from all previous educational institutions as well as standardized testing scores. The second step includes attending pre-nursing advisement/information sessions. The final step in phase one, is receiving an acceptance to the College by the Registrar’s Office and then registering for courses online.
Phase two of the application involves seeking admission to the ADN program, and applicants get ranked under the Priority Point Chart. Once students are selected for admission, he or she must submit a physical examination form, proof of CPR certification, an immunization record, proof of medical insurance coverage and proof of malpractice insurance. Students must also submit to drug and criminal reference checks.
Vocational (LVN) Nursing Program Certificate
The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing as a certificate program. Classes for the Vocational Nursing program are offered in the Fall semester at the Gainesville, Corinth, Bowie and Graham campuses and in the Spring at the Gainesville campus only. The program is 12 months long and when completed, graduates can write the National Council Licensing Examination – Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).
Students can also take the Vocational Nursing Program online, but only in the Spring semester. Clinical classes will then take place on the weekends. Licensed Vocational Nurses go on to work in various healthcare environments including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, nursing homes and many more. Licensed Vocational Nurses work under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician.
Admission to the LVN Program
Students interested in the Vocational Nursing program must apply to North Central Texas College. Applicants need to attend an advisement session and then complete an application form. High school transcripts are required for applicants. If an applicant has previously been enrolled in another nursing program, he or she may be eligible for advanced placement into the second semester or North Central Texas College’s Vocational Nursing program. If a student wishes to apply for advanced placement, he or she must make a formal application and include transcripts from previous nursing programs and submit to an interview with the program director.
North Central Texas College
1525 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240-4636