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The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program teaches our students to work well with others and respond to patient needs, perform basic math skills and complex procedures, set priorities, manage time, solve problems, think critically, communicate, and maintain accountability in the profession. The program has a 2-Year and LVN-Bridging Advanced Placement Track. The advanced placement track prepares the Licensed Vocational Nurse to make the transition into the professional nursing role. Both of these options lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree and allow graduates to apply to take the state licensing exam for registered nursing (RN).

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Program Information


The ADN program is 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.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program requires a minimum of two years of study. A new class is selected each spring to begin the fall semester. An application process is required for admission to the program.

Admission Steps
  1. Apply to Temple College
  2. Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records
  3. Take the HESI Admission Assessment
  4. Submit complete application packet to the ADN office by the deadline
  LVN-Bridging Application
  2-Year ADN Application

September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 2, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018

*Information sessions begin at 4 p.m. in Room 1003 of the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program uses several settings to provide the nursing students with a variety of clinical experiences.

Temple is a hospital intensive area with Baylor Scott and White Health, and the Central Texas Veteran’s Health Care System.

In addition to hospital based experiences, the ADN students complete rotations in various extended care facilities, community agencies, and home health agencies. All of these experiences help prepare the ADN student for the workplace environment.

  • Fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • 2016 graduates had a NCLEX-RN pass rate of 88 percent

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the ADN program here.

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