Nursing

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.

Pride Points

Bachelor’s degree in 3 years

Leading state pass rate

1-year path to career

Program Accreditation

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

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

Career & Salary Information

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. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Critical Care Nurses

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


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • 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: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

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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: $


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    Projections:

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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

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.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Nursing Mobility Track
Nursing Traditional Track

Certificate Level 2

Vocational Nursing Level 2

Field of Study

Nursing Field of Study