Professional Nursing

The Professional Nursing Program at Austin Community College will help you earn your associate degree and prepare for a rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN). You’ll learn how to provide expert patient care and gain the skills you need to take on leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings. Our program also will position you to advance your career with an RN-to-BSN education and beyond.

Real-World Experienced Faculty

Hands-On Simulation Labs

Leading State Pass Rate

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, and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400;

Job Titles & Career Information

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.

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