Student Resources

Professional Nursing Student Resources

  • Textbooks:
    To enhance your learning experience and provide affordable access to the right course materials, the Professional Nursing Department will be moving to First Day Access beginning in the Summer 2024 semester for RNSG 1105 and RNSG 2213 courses only and then ALL courses in the Fall 2024 semester.  The cost of your textbooks will now be included in your tuition. You can easily access the required materials for this course through Blackboard, at a discounted price, and benefit from single sign-on access with no codes required. Austin Community College includes the discounted price as a course fee in your registration fees for many courses. Access to digital materials is covered by this course fee.
    IMPORTANT:  Nursing students will have access to all their course materials through the duration of the program.  Access will NOT be removed each semester as a student advances to their next level in the program.It is NOT recommended that you Opt Out, as these materials are required to complete the course. You can choose to Opt Out in the first week of class, but you will be responsible for purchasing your course materials at the full retail price and access to your materials may be suspended. See your course in Blackboard for details.See First Day Classes for college-wide information about First Day Access.

    To Opt-Out of First Day Access:
    To opt-out of the First Day book fee submit your request through your course’s site on Blackboard. Requests to opt-out or to cancel your opt-out must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the census date for every (census dates are listed here). Please note that refunds will be issued 15 days after the last day to opt-out.

    How to Become a First Day Student

    1. Plan your First Day nursing courses in the Student Planning class schedule (Registration Instructions).
    2. Add all your nursing courses at the same time to your schedule (login required) in Student Planning.
    3. Click the Register Now button (do not try to register for each course individually or you will receive an error message) in Student Planning when you’re eligible.
    4. Pay for the class.
    5. Class materials will be available on the first day of class through Blackboard.


ADN TEAS ADMISSION TESTING (for students APPLYING to the Nursing program):


For INCOMING (Accepted) Students and CURRENT Students ONLY:

As a course requirement in every level of the program, students will be required to take an ATI Exit Exam.  Each Exit Exam will be scheduled during class time at the end of each semester as your progress through the program levels.  The purpose of these exams are to analyze students’ ability to apply key concepts taught during the semester. In Level 4, all students are required to take the ATI Exit Exam to evaluate their readiness for the NCLEX examination. Students are responsible for the cost of these exams. Included in this cost will provide students with access to the ATI resources, case studies and practice exams, which are a valuable addition to your learning.  The ATI Resource fee not only pays for the exam, it gives students continued access to their resources each semester.  All students must pay this fee every semester (with the exception of Summer).

Students with a voucher from Capital Idea or Workforce will upload a copy of their voucher for this requirement each semester.

  • Traditional Track ATI (fka HESI Payment Receipt) Resource Fee/EHR Tutor Access Levels 1-4 – Pay online via the ACC Marketplace each semester as you progress through the program.
  • Mobility Track ATI (fka HESI Payment Receipt) Resource Fee/EHR Tutor Access Levels 1-3 – Pay online via the ACC Marketplace each semester as you progress through the program.

Eastview Campus: The nursing computer lab is located in Rm. 8303. Computers for Health Sciences students are also available in Rm. 9209 between scheduled classes.

Round Rock Campus: The nursing computer lab is located in Rm. 3334.01 and is only available to students who are currently enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The nursing testing center is located in Rm. 3334.03.

For students not currently enrolled in a nursing program, other computer labs are available.

All students who withdraw from a Professional Nursing program for any reason, (personal, academics, not meeting clinical standards, check-off etc.) must schedule an Exit Interview with the Assistant Department Chair at their assigned campus via email within a week of stopping attendance.

It is the student’s responsibility to use ACC’s Online Services to withdraw from all courses prior to the withdrawal deadlines set by the college.

Re-enrollment: When you are ready, please fill out the Request Course Re-enrollment Form. Once received, it will take two to three weeks to obtain a response from the Admissions Committee. Please review the re-admission deadlines in the current semester’s student handbook.

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