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)
  • 2020: 92.34%
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 2019 cohort, graduated Fall 2020: 89.9%
  • Mobility Track: Fall 2019 cohort, graduated Summer 2020: 66%
  • RN-to-BSN Program: Fall 2019 cohort (full-time), graduated Summer 2020: 95%; Spring 2021 cohort (part-time), graduating Spring 2021: approximately 78%
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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 at Austin Community College at Eastview Campus, CEC Campus, and Round Rock Campus located in Austin, Texas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
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 at Austin Community College at Eastview Campus located in Austin, Texas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000, acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-to-BSN program is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

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Professional Nursing Updates

  • Pass/Fail Grades and HESI Testing for Associate Degree Nursing Applicants

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

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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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  • The ACC Early Alert Referral System

    The ACC Early Alert Referral System (EARS) is a new resource hub for ACC students seeking assistance with Academics, Health Care, Child and Family Care, Mental Health, Transportation, Civil Rights, Food Assistance, and more. Click here to visit the website.

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