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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Alvin Community College (ACC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to provide an educational program for individuals interested in a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon successfully completing program requirements, graduates are qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). ACC ADN graduates consistently perform above state and national averages on the NCLEX-RN exam. As reported by the BON, ACC ADN pass rates for first-time testers are: Year 2017 - 95%, Year 2016 - 95%, Year 2015 - 93%, Year 2014 – 92%, Year 2013 – 92%. Click here to compare ACC ADN pass rates with other Texas nursing schools.

Pathways to the ADN Degree:

  • 2-YEAR ADN PROGRAM: This is the traditional pathway to earn an ADN degree, which is designed for the student to complete in two years. A new class of approximately 40 students begins each Fall and Spring semester. 
  • 1-YEAR LVN-RN TRANSITION PROGRAM: This program provides an abbreviated pathway to allow nurses who are already LVNs to earn the ADN degree. A new class of 10-20 students starts each June.

Applicants meeting minimum admission requirements for each program become part of an applicant pool and the top applicants from this pool are selected for admission.

Reasons for Selecting ACC for Your Nursing Education

  • The ACC ADN program receives commendations from the Texas Board of Nursing for our graduates’ excellent pass rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
  • The ACC ADN program is accredited by the ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, Georgia 30326 | P. (404) 975-5000 | F. (404) 975-5020 |
  • Clinical affiliations are with community facilities as well as with hospitals in the world-famous Texas Medical Center in Houston.
  • Graduates report that they start their careers as a Registered Nurse earning $50,000 or more.

Application Periods

  • The next 2-YEAR ADN PROGRAM that you can apply to starts August 2019. The application period will be March 4 - April 5, 2019. See application instructions for the steps to apply.
  • The next LVN-RN TRANSITION PROGRAM that you can apply to starts June 2019. The application period will be February 1-28, 2019. See application instructions for the steps to apply.

Checking Your Nursing Application Status

After submitting your application, click here to see a status screen showing application items we do or don't have for you. We will not contact you unless we need to discuss a specific issue with you. The status screen is your way to make sure you have completed all your application steps by the deadline. Please allow up to 5 business days for your status screen to update, after submitting an application or completing an application step.

Acceptance Notifications

Applicants are notified whether they are accepted into a nursing program approximately 6 weeks after the nursing application deadline. 

Notifications are sent by email, so keep your email address current with the Admissions office. Make sure that emails from Alvin Community College go to your inbox and not to your spam or junk folder. Email is the official means of communication between ACC and students.

Career Opportunities

Employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow faster than average compared to other occupations. Numerous job openings will result from the need to replace experienced nurses who leave or retire, especially as the average age of the registered nurse population continues to rise. ACC ADN graduates report that they typically start their careers earning $50,000 per year or more. For examples of job listings, select the "After College" link on the right side of this page.

Program Costs

The approximate cost for tuition, fees, required textbooks and supplies for the entire 2-year ADN program of RNSG courses is $8,200 if you live in-district, $9,900 if you live out-of-district, or $11,600 for out-of-state or international students. Transition program is approximately $6,100 for in-district, $7,200 for out-of-district, or $8,400 for out-of-state or international students.

Costs for non-RNSG courses in the ADN degree are extra. Costs for the following items are also extra: physical exam, tuberculosis test, immunizations and immunity tests (titers), health insurance, a smart device (tablet or smart phone), optional textbooks, and commuting costs to clinical sites including gasoline and parking fees. The extra costs are too variable to include in the above estimate; you will need to determine the amounts of these extra costs yourself based on your personal situation.

Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when directed by the Board of Regents.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify; for more information, click here to go to the ACC financial aid web page.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Nursing..........................................................................60 credit hours
Nursing Transition (LVN to RN).....................................60 credit hours

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email:


You are welcome to ask questions at an ADN information meeting or applicant meeting. These meetings are open to all who are interested in finding out more about either the 2-year ADN program or the 1-year LVN-RN Transition program. Click here for meeting dates and times (no reservation required).

Answers to frequently asked questions are in the above application instructions.

You may also contact the ADN department: or 281-756-5630.

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