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Become the advocate patients need through one of Austin Community College’s multiple pathways into nursing. You’ll learn life-changing, critical patient-care skills including patient counseling, IV placement, monitoring vital signs, and much more. This program offers flexible learning options to meet individual needs and backgrounds–– with career certificates, associate degrees, and an RN-to-BSN Program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students who are looking for a return to nursing program have nurse re-entry options at ACC.
The Nursing Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program should select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
Registered nurses (RNs) are often called the backbone of the healthcare industry. They are responsible for almost all aspects of patient care, from giving medication and performing diagnostic tests to educating patients and their families on their illnesses and treatments.
Bachelor’s degree in 3 years
Leading state pass rate
1-year path to career
Accreditation information for individual nursing programs specified here can be found on their respective web pages.
Graduates benefit from ACC’s strong reputation in local healthcare to find high-demand job opportunities–– full- and part-time options in doctor’s offices, hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.
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Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.
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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.
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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.
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ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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