The Nursing program provides an integrated nursing curriculum that assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to function as beginning practitioners of nursing. The curriculum includes classroom, skills lab, simulation lab, and clinical courses. Students must satisfactorily complete all the nursing courses in each semester concurrently in order to progress to the next semester of the program, and all semesters must be taken in sequence.
Upon completion of the program of study, the student will have earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates of the program may then apply to the Board of Nursing to take the licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse. To qualify to take the licensing exam, students must meet eligibility requirements stipulated by the Texas Board of Nursing. Applicants who have reason to believe they may be ineligible to take the licensing exam due to criminal background issues may petition the BON for a declaratory order. This should be done prior to entering the nursing program, since these eligibility issues also prevent the student from enrolling in the clinical courses. Information about eligibility is available in the RN Information Packet and on the website for the Texas Board of Nursing.
Detailed information about the program is provided in an information packet, available by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applicant should request the RN Information Packet. This packet will be sent to the applicant via email. Completion of this information packet is required for all applicants to the program. More information about applying to the program and the selection process can be found on the Future Students page.
The mission of the Grayson College Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare graduates to practice professional nursing in a variety of health related settings.
The Nursing Faculty supports the vision, philosophy, and mission of Grayson College. The Faculty believes that the community college provides an optimal setting for nursing education. The College provides an atmosphere in which nursing education is complemented through the study of other disciplines.
The Faculty ascribes to the following beliefs:
The registered nurse with an associate degree fulfills the overlapping roles of Member of the Profession, Provider of Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Health Care Team. Within these roles, the registered nurse utilizes assessment and analytical skills to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care. The registered nurse prepared at the Associate Degree level functions as a professional in both autonomous and collaborative practice.
Nursing education is a continuous learning process empowering students to grow from learners to novice practitioners. To help achieve this, the program is built upon the ideas of cognitive constructivism to assist in the delivery of content and in student evaluations. The faculty plan and facilitate learning experiences which promote the application and integration of concept-theoretical knowledge necessary to achieve the program outcomes.
Major concepts integrated throughout the program of learning include: professionalism, personal accountability, advocacy, clinical decision making, patient teaching, caring approach, skill competency, resource management, safety, risk reduction, communication, coordination, and collaboration. The program of study prepares graduates to demonstrate the essential competencies of graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Education Programs as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Opportunities are provided for individualized instruction, evaluation, guidance, and academic counseling, but the student is ultimately responsible for meeting learning outcomes and establishing a plan for lifelong learning as a professional
Upon completion of the ADN program the student will have achieved the following outcomes, becoming a Member of the Profession, Provider of Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Healthcare Team:
Member of the Profession:
Provider of Patient-Centered Care:
Patient Safety Advocate:
Member of the Health Care Team:
The Grayson College ADN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Following successful completion of the program the graduate is eligible to take the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to become a Registered Nurse.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701