Texarkana College Nursing Program Review

Texarkana College, located in Texarkana, Texas, is a two-year community college and is home to over 5,000 students. Texarkana College offers courses in everything from community services to traditional academics. Texarkana College’s campus is 90 acres, and owns a 360 acre farm and two acre nature reserve. The college is located between Dallas/ Fort Worth and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing was established in 1959. The program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Originally, the program was to be finished in two years but now students tend to complete the program in three years, as students are required to complete their first year in general education. After graduating from the program, students can go on to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam, in order to become a licensed Registered Nurse.

Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam, individuals can go on to practice as Registered Nurses in hospitals, clinics, hospices and schools among many other various healthcare organizations. Texarkana College has two tracks in the Associate Degree Nursing program – the basic and transition tracks. Students in the basic track are unlicensed and those in the transition track are licensed vocational nurses. Transfer students are also accepted, but they must apply through the Division Chair.

Basic, Transition and Transfer students must all satisfy the same admission requirements. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all college work. Applicants must also score a minimum of 75% on reading, math and grammar sections of the A-2 Admissions Assessment test. Students must also have completed high school chemistry with a “C grade or higher. Students must also provide a high school transcript. Upon acceptance, individuals must provide a current physical examination and provide proof of CPR certification.

Vocational Nursing Program (VN)

The Vocational Nursing program is currently four quarters, but may become three semesters, depending on approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The 12-month Vocational Nursing program allows students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), to begin practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Upon passing the exam, individuals can become LVNs in nursing homes, hospitals and home health care. Classes are admitted twice a year, in February and August. Vocational Nurses work in a variety of healthcare institutions as licensed individuals including; physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, schools and many more various healthcare organizations.

In order to apply to the program, applicants must go through an interview with a college counseling staff member and meet the Texas Success Initiative requirements. Applicants must also submit a high school transcript and a CPR certificate. A physical exam, criminal background check and drug screen are also required for all of the nursing programs at Texarkana College. Applicants must also submit immunization records for all of the nursing programs via their application form directly to Texarkana College.

Texarkana College,
2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599