Weatherford College Nursing Program Review

Weatherford College was established in 1871, and currently offers 19 programs of study to over 10,000 students every year. The college is located in Weatherford, Texas, which is just west of Forth Worth. The nursing programs at WC include; the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing Program.

Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN)

In order to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program, students must complete the TEAS entrance exam with a minimum score of 70%. Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous colleges attended along with their TEAS score, and have a GPA of a minimum of 2.5 in all prerequisite courses. Students must also provide proof of a Hepatitis B immunization, or a positive titer or Department of State Health Services waiver. Applicants must be handed in from the first business day of December through to the final business day of the following February for enrollment in the Fall semester. For those students wishing to apply for the Spring semester, applications must be in by the first business day of May until the final business day of July.

Under the Associate Degree Nursing Program, Weatherford College also offers a Licensed Vocational Nursing Program to Registered Nurse Transition Program (LVN-RN), which requires applicants to submit a copy of their LVN licensure, official college transcripts, TEAS test scores and immunization records. Applicants to both streams are selected based on a points system. Upon completion of the ADN program at Weatherford College, individuals go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Registered Nurses work in a variety of healthcare institutions including; hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offics, schools and many other healthcare organizations.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The curriculum is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Vocational Nursing Degree Program (LVN)

In order to apply to the Vocational Nursing Degree program at Weatherford College, applicants must submit a high school transcript or GED scores. Official college transcripts must also be submitted if relevant. Applicants must also complete the COMPASS entrance exam with a minimum score of 60% on pre-algebra math and 80% on the reading comprehension section. Upon completion of the Vocational Nursing Degree Program, individuals must write the state certification examination, and then go on to work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in various healthcare organizations including; hospitals, physicians’ offices, hospices, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and many more. Often, individuals who have been employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, go on to apply to complete their Registered Nursing licensure in order to work as a Registered Nurse in healthcare institutions.

Application to the Vocational Nursing Degree Program must be submitted January and March for the Fall semester and June to September, for the Spring semester.

In order to be admitted to any of the nursing programs at Weatherford College, individuals must complete a drug screening and a criminal background check, as well as submit immunization records and CPR certification.

Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive,
Weatherford, TX 76086
(817) 594-5471 / (800) 287-5471