Information Session will be held at Wharton Campus, Johnson Building, Outlar Auditorium on November 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
Wharton Main Campus offers acceptance once a year for the Fall Semester.
Application comes out in November and the deadline is the third Wednesday of March.
Sugar Land Campus offers acceptance once a year for the Spring semester.
Application comes out in April and the deadline is the third Wednesday of
Wharton County Junior College is uniquely suited to provide an excellent learning environment for the student
desiring to pursue a career as a registered nurse (RN). A dedicated faculty,
excellent clinical facilities, and a challenging curriculum make us the right
choice for ADN education.
We offer two program tracks leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Nursing.
The ADN program is a twenty-two month program designed to prepare the traditional
student for practice as a Registered Nurse.
The LVN-ADN Transition program offers an accelerated track for students who are already
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). Required nursing courses in this track can
be completed 12 months after acceptance into the program.
The curriculum for the associate degree nursing program focuses on the art and science of nursing,
taught in classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical practice settings. Courses
cover provision of nursing care across the life span and addresses individuals
and their health care needs in the context of the family and groups.
Students have the opportunity to engage in clinical learning in a variety of settings, including
hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and community-based agencies in the Wharton
County, Houston, and surrounding areas. Typically, students enrolled in the
program will spend 14-16 hours a week in clinical settings with patients, and
4-6 hours in class work as part of the nursing curriculum.
Upon completion of the required curriculum and a standardized comprehensive examination in the final
term, graduates earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to
make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Some of the major strengths of the ADN program include excellent practice sites in acute, critical and
community-based care, the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population,
an experienced faculty with a strong clinical focus, and exceptional academic
support services. Graduates of our program are highly regarded by employers
because of their strong preparation for entry into professional practice. They
are also well prepared to continue their studies at the Baccalaureate level.
The program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.