Professional Nursing


Welcome to the Professional Nursing Department

Nursing combines the art of caring with the science of healthcare for one of the most in-demand, high-growth career tracks in the industry. Graduates are eligible to become registered nurses (RNs), providing and coordinating care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Professional Nursing FAQ.

Outcomes Overview

ADN Program Outcomes:

NCLEX Pass Rate:
(as reported by TBON)
  • 2019: 93.19%
Student Completion Rate:
(Traditional Track graduates completing the Program within 2.5 years, Mobility Track graduates completing the Program within 2 years)
  • Traditional Track: Spring 2018 cohort, graduated Fall 2019: 83.12%
  • Mobility Track: Fall 2018 cohort, graduated Summer 2019: 82%
Job Placement Rate:
(of those actively seeking employment 6-12 months post-graduation)
Traditional Track:

  • Fall 2017 graduates: 100%
  • Spring 2018 graduates: 100%
  • Fall 2018 graduates: 97.6%

Mobility Track:

  • Summer 2018 graduates: 100%
  • Summer 2019 graduates: 100%
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The RN-to-BSN and Associate Degree Nursing programs are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7400, bon.state.tx.us

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000, acenursing.org

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

The RN-to-BSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000, acenursing.org

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Professional Nursing Updates

  • Anatomy and Physiology I Assessment Testing Suspended for Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Only

    Due to COVID-19, and in response to ACC campuses limiting access to essential personnel only, the A&P I Assessment Test has been suspended for the remainder of this testing period and the Fall testing period. Students will not need permission to register for BIOL 2401 for Summer '20 and Fall '20 registration periods ONLY.

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  • Pass/Fail Grades and HESI testing for Mobility Fall 2020 and Traditional Spring 2021 Associate Degree Nursing Applicants

    Austin Community College will offer a Pass/No Pass option for students this Spring 2020 semester in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on classes.

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  • NEW Application Submission Process During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Due to public safety concerns, applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Effective immediately, applicants for all Health Sciences programs except Associate Degree Nursing, Mobility Nursing, RN-to-BSN, and Sonography should follow these instructions when submitting their application and supporting documents:

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