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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Nursing

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Get your start in a career that gives hope

The one-on-one interactions and varied work environments of nursing set it apart from most other healthcare professions. Austin Community College provides a path to your career as either a registered or vocational nurse. In our Associate Degree Nursing Program, students learn to provide complete patient care by addressing both physical symptoms and mental and emotional well-being. Upon completion, students are ready to take their RN licensing exam and enter the workforce directly, or continue toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Our vocational nursing program provides the classroom instruction and hands-on experience students need to take the vocational nurse licensure exam, performing duties such as assessing vital signs, administering medication, and implementing plans of care.

Career Information

Few job fields can match the strong projected growth and continued job security of nursing. An aging population and advances in healthcare technology make your future as a registered or vocational nurse especially promising. At ACC students gain more than just technical understanding — they also develop the communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that are necessary to succeed in this important field.

Job Titles

  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Licensed vocational nurse (LVN)
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Program Accreditations

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).

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Academic Awards

Nursing Mobility Track (Associate of Applied Science)

Nursing Traditional Track (Associate of Applied Science)

Vocational Nursing Certificate (Certificate Level 2)

Nursing Field of Study (Field of Study)

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Which award path is right for you?

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 short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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