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Child Care Available for SAC Students

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College has child care openings for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters and is currently accepting applications. Read More >


Child Care Available for SAC Students

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College has child care openings for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters and is currently accepting applications. Read More >

STEM Academy

Scobee Education Center to Host STEM Academy

The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College will take teachers on a real-life space adventure with a pair of professional development workshops this summer. Read More >

Getting to Know Dr. Blackwood

Getting to Know Our New VP

To introduce the newest member of the SAC family, the PR Team did a quick 10-question interview with Dr. Jothany Blackwood, the Vice President for Academic Success. Read More >

Service Awards - 40 Years

SAC Celebrates Service Awards

San Antonio College honored 38 employees for their years of service in a special celebration on Friday, March 6. Read More >


EDGE Program Accepting Applications

The San Antonio College Early Development of General Engineering (EDGE) program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2015. Read More >


Interpreter Training Program Awarded

The San Antonio College Interpreter Training Program has been named a Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award. Read More >

Nursing Education Department reaches important milestone

 SAC Nursing Enrollment Exceeds 1,000+ Students;
Nursing Education Department reaches important milestone by nearly doubling enrollment since 2006

San Antonio College passed a major milestone last year when enrollment in the Nursing Education Department surpassed the 1,000 mark. In spring 2012, it was reported that enrollment was at an all time high. As of September 30, 2012, official reports from the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies show that 1,041 students were enrolled in the Nursing Education Department at SAC.

The two-year program that prepares students to become registered nurses began at SAC in 1967. Since then, it has become the largest program in San Antonio and the second largest in Texas, making it one of the few competitive academic departments at San Antonio College. It holds the status of “Exemplary Program” from the Texas Higher Education Board.

“San Antonio College has been educating registered nurses for many years,” said President of San Antonio College, Robert Zeigler, Ph.D.. “Our faculty members are highly trained and come directly from the industry. Their work ensures the community has highly skilled nurses.”

This dedication to provide quality nurses to San Antonio was evident when the newly created Nursing and Allied Health Complex opened at SAC in February 2008. The 14,000-square-foot building is a state-of-the-art facility. It includes two simulated hospital wings with sophisticated simulation mannequins and related computer equipment. Faculty teach theory classes in the newly-equipped classrooms on campus and utilize relationships with providers and hospitals to teach the necessary clinical rotations off campus.

“Students know that SAC is a great pathway to becoming a nurse. Our success is one of the reasons why enrollment has nearly doubled in the past seven years,” said Carol Lewis, Nursing Education Department Chairperson. “In 2006, enrollment reached a high of about 555 students. Now, we’re regularly around 1,000, depending on the time of the semester.”

Enrollment in the program varies per semester; the enrollment figures include Flex I and Flex II enrollees. According to preliminary spring 2013 figures, about 1,029 students are currently enrolled in several disciplines within the program, including an online learning section. For fall 2012, enrollment was at 1,041. “The fact is that whatever the enrollment, the output is the same,” said President Zeigler. “Since 1967, SAC has fulfilled our promise to the city of San Antonio by educating and providing quality nurses.”

In 2012, the SAC Department of Nursing joined a consortium of 14 schools to provide the opportunity to nursing students to transfer seamlessly to a four-year university to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). This will allow students in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree plan to get a B.S.N. without duplicating courses.

Thousands of students have graduated from SAC’s nursing department since the program’s first graduating class in 1969.