RGV College - ADN Program

RGV College ADN at a glance

Program Description:

ADN, or an Associate’s Degree of Nursing, is a two year (4 semester) program that can be taken at a community college. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will prepare students with the basic skills to become safe practitioners in the healthcare field.

RGV college only offers one track program, the LVN-ADN track program. The student will be able to use clinical reasoning and knowledge based on the nursing program of study, evidence-based practice outcomes, and research-based policies and procedures as a basis for decision-making and comprehensive, safe patient-centered care

Admission Requirements:

  • Attend the mandatory information session meeting for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program

  • Submit an Associate Degree in Nursing Program Application for Admission to the admissions department by the application deadline  

  • Have a high school diploma or transcript showing a graduation date; or possess a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma such as a home-schooled certificate by the state where the student resided during their home schooling or a General Education Diploma (GED). Texas law exempts home school students from compulsory age requirements 

  • Individuals who completed high school outside the United States are responsible for providing the school with an english translation of the high school transcript and certification that is equivalent to a high school diploma

  • Active Unencumbered Texas Vocational Nurse License

  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. No academic course with a grade below “C” will be accepted for transfer credit. Academic courses include general courses such as composition and written communication, social, behavioral and biological sciences, humanities and visual arts. All science general education courses must have been completed within five years of application deadline

  • Sit for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V and earn an overall score of 60% (Reading 70%, Math 65%, Science 50% and English 60%)

  • An Interview with the committee to determine acceptance or denial into the program

  • Must meet criminal background check, drug screening, CPR, immunizations and PPD requirements