Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Nursing

The Nursing Program provides multiple pathways into nursing, from vocational nursing to registered nursing. Students learn critical patient-care skills along with the high level of communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills necessary to excel in the profession.

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, http://www.acenursing.org) and the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; www.bon.state.tx.us).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Registered Nurses

    Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

    Hourly Wage: $32.27

    Currently Employed: 15512

    Projections:

    15512 people are employed as Registered Nurses. This number is expected to increase by 10.28% over the next four years.

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  • Critical Care Nurses

    Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

    Hourly Wage: $32.27

    Currently Employed: 15512

    Projections:

    15512 people are employed as Critical Care Nurses. This number is expected to increase by 10.28% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

    Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

    Hourly Wage: $22.01

    Currently Employed: 4099

    Projections:

    4099 people are employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses. This number is expected to increase by 8.2% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Nursing Mobility Track
  • Nursing Traditional Track

Certificate Level 2

  • Vocational Nursing Certificate

Field of Study

  • Nursing Field of Study

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.