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Nursing

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 Pre-Nursing  LVN

LVN-ADN

ADN


LVN

LVN

The program in Vocational Nursing includes theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare the successful student to function as a member of the nursing team in providing nursing care for patients in structured health care settings. This program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Those passing this examination and the Texas jurisprudence examination will qualify for licensure as a vocational nurse (LVN).

The aim of the program is to provide the type of educational background essential to preparing vocational nurses to assist in conserving life and promoting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of patients and their families.

Wharton County Junior College offers the program in Vocational Nursing at the Wharton Campus. The VN program also has limited enrollment.

 


LVN-ADN

LVN-ADN

This twelve month program provides a transition track into the ADN program. It is designed specifically for applicants who are already licensed vocational nurses (LVN) who wish to make the transition to the ADN program. The graduate of the WCJC LVN-ADN program is prepared to meet the differentiated essential competencies (DECs) at the associate degree level as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing in four major roles: member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team. General education courses as well as nursing courses are included in the curriculum and are transferable to many four-year colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees in nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

The LVN-ADN transition program has a limited enrollment. Admission to the program is by a competitive ranking process.

Applicants are accepted for Wharton campus only to begin in May.

Application packet is published online in September.

  • Application packet deadline is the third Wednesday of January.


ADN

ADN

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two year program which prepares graduate professional nurses to utilize clinical judgment to provide safe, evidence-based and patient-centered care for the benefit of the community. The graduate of the WCJC ADN program is prepared to meet the differentiated essential competencies (DECs) at the associate degree level as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing in four major roles: member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team. General education courses as well as nursing courses are included in the curriculum and are transferable to many four-year colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees in nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

The ADN program has limited enrollment. Admission to the program is by a competitive ranking process.

Students are accepted:

1. Fall semester for Wharton campus

2. Spring semester for Sugar Land campus

Application packet for Wharton campus is published online in November.

· Wharton campus application packet deadline is the third Wednesday of March.

Application packet for Sugar Land campus is published online in April.

· Sugar Land campus application packet deadline is the third Wednesday of August


 Pre-Nursing

Pre-Nursing

This is the recommended course of study for students who seek to apply to an associate degree nursing program. It contains the pre-requisite and co-requisite courses for the WCJC ADN program as well as the recommended courses for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Nursing at a four-year institution of higher education in Texas. Students interested in this degree should meet with an advisor prior to enrolling in classes.

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