San Jacinto College Central Nursing Program Review

The San Jacinto College Central campus (SJC Central, SJCC) has been around for 50 years and currently has 13,000 students enrolled. San Jacinto is spread out over three campuses; North, South and Central. San Jacinto College offers 140 academic programs and several courses that can transfer to universities. San Jacinto College also offers evening, weekend and online classes during all semesters, so that students can continue seeking employment while studying.

San Jacinto College Central campus believes that the need for health care professionals is surpassing the supply of available professionals.Application periods of nursing at San Jacinto College are April through June for the Fall semester and September through November for the Spring semester.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) – Admission Criteria

Applicants must complete a San Jacinto application and an Associate Degree Nursing Program application, as well as submit official copies of transcripts to the college. Applicants must also complete all prerequisites, and submit scores of the HESI A2 admission test. After acceptance, applicants must submit to a Criminal background check and Drug Screening and applicants must prove CPR licensure prior to the program commencing. Applicants must score a minimum of 75% in math and an English language score of 75% in reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge and grammar. Students’ science score must be a minimum of 75%.

Associate Degree Transition Nursing Program (LVN – ADN Transition)

All of the requirements of the Associate Degree Transition Nursing program are the same as those of the Associate Degree Nursing program; however, applicants must hold Licensed Vocational Nursing licensure or Paramedic licensure in order to be admitted into the nursing programs and must provide a copy of his or her Licensed Vocational Nursing/Paramedic License when asked. Licensures must also be in good standing.

Nursing Programs Testing – San Jacinto College Central Nursing LVN-RN Transition Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science program allows students to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam, which is a requirement for all nursing candidates. The program offers hands-on experience in the community, which happens concurrently with theory courses. Upon completion of the program as well as the NCLEX-RN examination, individuals become licensed as Registered Nurses, and can go on to work in a variety of healthcare environments, including; physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and many more.

Nursing-Paramedic-RN Transition Associate Applied Science (AAS) & Nursing (RN) Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Completion of the applied science degree courses allows students to complete the National Council License Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam. Graduates who pass this exam, will be able to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Certificate of Technology

The Licensed Vocational Nurse Certificate of Technology combines in-class lectures and clinical practice. The program is approved by the Texas Education Agency and the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and upon completion of the program, individuals can take the state board examinations. Prerequisites for this program are the same as the other nursing programs, however, individuals must also submit to a physical examination.

San Jacinto College Central
8060 Spencer Hwy.,
Pasadena, TX 77505