The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree and allows the graduate to apply to take the state licensing exams for registered nursing.

The ADN program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing,, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 404-975-5000, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.



General Information Sessions

Details of the program are presented in information sessions offered the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center. No appointment is necessary.

Our nursing students must be available for day, evening, and possibly weekend clinicals.

Students are expected to have basic keyboarding & computer literacy operation skills.

Admission Requirements

Students desiring admission to the ADN program must:

  1. Complete the Temple College (TC) admission process prior to applying for the ADN program. All college requirements must be met, including TSI and bacterial meningitis vaccination if applicable. Admissions & Records determines if courses taken at another college will equate to TC courses.
  2. Enroll in the prerequisite courses:
    • BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
    • ENGL 1301 Composition I
    • PSYC 2301 General Psychology.
    •  The 3 prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of spring semester to be able to apply for the fall semester class.  Students are expected to have basic keyboarding & computer literacy operation skills. Co-requisite courses may be taken prior to acceptance into the nursing program.
  3. Take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2). ONLY math, reading, and vocabulary can be tested. A minimum score of 80 is required in each of the three areas tested in order to be considered for admission. Two additional areas are also included, a Learning Styles Inventory and Personality Profile. These areas are not counted towards your admission score but will be utilized by your mentor to help you be more successful in the program. The exam will be given at the TC Testing Center between February 12, 2018 and April 12, 2018 (excluding Spring Break).
  4. Students must receive the complete series of 3 Hepatitis B immunizations prior to the start of direct patient care. This series takes several months to complete so documentation of receiving a minimum of the first two injections in the series is required to be submitted with the application. A positive hepatitis titer will also be accepted as documentation of the complete series.
  1. Complete the ADN application process. Beginning February 12, 2018 the application packet will be available online at the Temple College Nursing Website. . Print out and complete the application according to the instructions provided and submit complete application packet to the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center room 1009 by April 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Late or incomplete packets will not be accepted.
ADN Program Estimated Expenses
ADN Program ESTIMATED Expenses (pending or recent increases may not be reflected) In-district Out-of-district
Tuition & General Fees (Does not include fees for Internet courses) $6620 $10,940
Professional Liability Insurance* $     50 $     50
Textbooks (Nursing only) $1,600 $1,600
Uniforms & Nurse Pack $   300 $   300
Comprehensive Level Exam Fee $     55 $     55
Assessment Test Fee $     55 $     55
NCLEX-RN Exam Fee $   300 $   300
Misc. expenses (CPR, supplies, pin, immunizations, Texas Board of Nursing background check, CastleBranch document management and drug screen)  



$   850




$   850

TOTALS $9,830 $14,150

*Professional liability insurance will be purchased by the student at the time of registration. Additional expenses incurred as part of the program are the responsibility of the student.
For out-of-state tuition, see TC Catalog

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for qualified ADN students. Contact the Financial Aid office at 254-298-8321.

Comprehensive Exam

All candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive exam before graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing program.


All students seeking licensure as a registered nurse must pass the Jurisprudence exam and NCLEX-RN administered by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing may delay or refuse to admit persons to their examination or refuse to issue a license or certificate of registration. Please review the licensure questions carefully and begin the Declaratory Order process if warranted.