What is the Nursing program?
A two-year program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The program awards the Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS). The nursing department at San Antonio College is one of the largest program in San Antonio and Texas. It is highly competitive. A
two-year Nursing Program that prepares the student to become a registered nurse. The program awards the Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS)
to its graduates. The nursing department at San Antonio College is one of the
largest Nursing program in San Antonio and Texas. Admission is highly
Nursing Program Accreditations
The Department of Nursing Education at San Antonio College is accredited by the following agencies:
Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400 fax: (512) 305-7401
WEB Page: http://www.bon.texas.gov
Accreditations Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta Georgia, 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000 fax: (404) 975-5020
WEB Page: www.acenursing.org
Please Note: The annual college
catalogue has not been published for the academic year 2015-2016. All the
information provided on this webpage is directly from the college catalogue
that will be published in May 2015
The faculty members of the Department of Nursing Education
uphold the mission of San Antonio College in supporting the educational and
lifelong learning needs of culturally, ethically and socially diverse communities.
The mission of the Department of Nursing Education is to prepare professional
nurses who, as members of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, use nursing
judgment to provide safe, evidence–based, patient-centered care to promote quality
The Department of
Nursing Education offers two education tracks terminating in an Associate of
Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing. Upon successful completion of
the nursing education program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council
Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) authorized by and
administered through the Texas Board of Nursing. Students attending the
San Antonio College nursing program come primarily from the Bexar County
Metropolitan area. Nurse graduates from the programs fill nursing
positions within many acute and long‐term health care facilities in the area.
The Department of Nursing
Education offers a generic nursing
program and a mobility nursing
program with two tracks, including a licensed vocational nurse mobility track
and a military mobility track. The associate degree generic nursing
program at San Antonio College admitted its first class of students in 1967.
The career mobility program for licensed vocational nurses was started in 1991
at the San Antonio campus. Subsequently, distance sites for the
vocational nurse career mobility program were established in Kerrville (1997)
and then in Eagle Pass (1998). The Kerrville program is still
administered by the San Antonio campus nursing program. The Eagle Pass
program was eventually absorbed by its local community college system.
The student has the opportunity to learn both the art and science of nursing; both are necessary for a registered nurse to practice nursing care. A variety of learning venues include the classroom, a fully-equipped simulation hospital on campus and direct patient care in the hospital or other clinical settings provide the experiences to enable the graduate to enter the profession as a competent beginning nurse.
|What can I do with this course of study?
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse in the State of Texas and ready to begin a career in the nursing profession. San Antonio College maintains articulation agreements with several universities. If interested, the graduate may transfer to a university program to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
|What's special about program?
San Antonio College is an affordable Nursing Program. San Antonio College Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Department of
Nursing Education consists of three administrative positions. The Dean of
Professional and Technical Education manages multiple departments including
nursing. The Director of Nursing manages the department and collaborates with
the college to ensure that the department is functioning to meet the community
needs. The program coordinator assists the Director of Nursing with
managing the program based on the standards and regulations of the accrediting
body. The nursing administrators for the department are:
Vernell E. Walker, Dean of Professional and Technical Education
Fletcher Administration, Room 301
1819 N. Main, San Antonio, TX 78212
Stella Cirlos M.S.N., R.N., Director
Main phone number: 210-486-1144
Gwendolyn Diggs Ed.D., R.N., Program
Main phone number: 210-486-1144
Consortium ADN to RN-BSN PATHWAY 1+2+1
Antonio College Department of Nursing Education has joined a statewide
consortium that provides a "1+2+1 degree plan" for transition from
the AAS in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) studies. Upon successful completion of the AAS in
Nursing degree and passing the NCLEX-RN examination, the nursing graduate may seek
admission and transfer to a participating University nursing program with the
intention of completing the BSN degree in a two-semester time frame. To be eligible to enter this education
pathway, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in all general
education courses completed during nursing studies while also working to
complete the AAS in Nursing. If
interested in BSN, the student must contact the desired University of choice
for college specific requirements.