Nursing - Professional Nursing

The ACC RN-to-BSN program application deadline has been extended to August 11. Apply now.

The professional nursing program at Austin Community College trains students to become an integral part of the health care community. Registered nurses provide health promotion, maintenance, and restoration for patients and their families. You’ll learn skills based on theory, practice, research, facts, and concepts of biological, social, physical and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, experienced faculty will have you ready to provide and coordinate care in a variety of settings, or transfer credits to a bachelor’s degree in nursing at ACC.

The Professional 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.

Nursing students in lab at ACC

What Is an RN?

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.

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Pride Points

Leading state pass rate

Flexible learning options

Consistent job placement

Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Austin Community College at Eastview Campus, CEC Campus, and Round Rock Campus located in Austin, Texas is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the  Associate Degree  nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

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.

  • 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: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Registered Nurses. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

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 and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Nursing Mobility Track
Nursing Traditional Track