Temple College in Texas Nursing Program Review

Temple College (TC) is located in Temple, Texas near the I-35. Temple College is spread over three campuses; Cameron Center, Downtown Center and Taylor Center.

The Nursing School at Temple College, offers three different programs; Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Vocational Degree in Nursing (VN) and the Licensed Vocational Nursing to Registered Nurse Bridge Program (LVN-RN).

Graduates from Temple College Nursing program, go on to work in the healthcare community in Texas. The Dell Martin Nursing Education Center is located in the Temple College east campus and even has a center, which has computerized manikins, so that students can practice patient care. Admission to all of the nursing programs offered at Temple College is very competitive.

Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing at Temple College is two years in length, and upon graduation, students can go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse. Students can apply for the program, to begin in the Fall semester.

Students applying to the ADN program must have completed all pre-requisite courses with a minimum “C” grade. Official transcripts from previous colleges or high school courses must be submitted with the application

Clinical experience for the ADN program takes place at the Scott and White Healthcare, John’s Community Hospital and the Central Texas Veteran’s Health Care System.

Vocational Nursing Program (VN)

The Vocational Nursing program is 12 months long and can also be taken at Taylor Center. Upon graduation, students can apply to complete the licensing exam in the state of Texas to become an LVN. The program starts in the summer and ends in May of the following year.

In order to apply to the Vocational Nursing program, applicants must complete the HESI A2 exam and attain a composite score of 70 and submit transcripts from previous colleges courses. Upon acceptance into the program, students must submit to a criminal background check, a physical exam and provide proof of CPR certification.

Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Program

The Registered Nurse Bridge Program allows licensed vocational nurses to enter the second year of the Associate Degree nursing program and gain their AAS degree and go on to complete the RN licensing exam.

In order to apply to this program, applicants must have completed prerequisite courses before the end of the Fall semester before you apply. Applicants must also provide proof of graduation from the Texas VN program and a Texas VN license. Applicants must also hold a minimum “C” grade in all Vocational Nursing course and any course that may apply to the ADN curriculum.

Applicants to the bridge program must possess six months full time or a year of part time nursing experience, as proven by an employer. Students coming into the program with a VN degree must have a minimum “C” grade in every course. Upon acceptance into the program, students must provide CPR certification and submit to a criminal background check and physical examination.

Temple College
2600 S 1st Street,
Temple, TX 76504,
United States
(254) 298-8282