Nursing (ADN)/Nursing Transition (LVN to ADN) - A.A.S. Degree, Certificates

Begin Your Nursing Career at Alvin Community College

The Alvin Community College Nursing Program can help you take advantage of the vast health Best Value Nursing Associate's Degree Schools care career opportunities that exist in the Houston Metropolitan region and beyond. The region is home to the largest medical complex in the world (Texas Medical Center). Employment for registered nurses (RNs) in Texas is expected to grow by 31 percent by 2032 while demand is expected to grow by 39 percent.

Click here for LVN-ADN Transition program application instructions.

Click here for the LVN-ADN Transition and 2-Year ADN program application page.

Click here for the 2-Year ADN program application instructions.

Nursing is a high-paying, well-respected, and in-demand career path. With a degree in nursing from ACC, you can become an RN in just two years or transfer to a four-year university to obtain your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. 

Our experienced faculty and staff will instruct and mentor you inside and outside the classroom. The training is rigorous and rewarding. Our students consistently achieve some of the highest first-time pass rates in the state on the national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). Visit the Texas Board of Nursing to compare ACC ADN pass rates with other Texas nursing schools.

Our students are highly successful upon graduation  

Career Opportunities

As the largest healthcare occupation, RNs work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, long-term care, home healthcare, and others. The median salary in the region is approximately $82,407/yr with over 4800 annual job openings.

For more information on career opportunities in Nursing, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

Each semester ADN students will be enrolled in theory and clinical courses. In addition, skills courses are taught in the first year of the program.  During the last semester capstone course, students spend approximately half of the semester in a preceptorship (mentored) experience. The ADN program has clinical affiliates throughout the Houston-Galveston region, including the Texas Medical Center.

Upon acceptance into the ADN program you will learn: 

  • Theory and clinical laboratory skills
  • Ethics and standards of practice
  • Patient care technologies
  • How to identify problems and develop plans of care for patients and their families
  • How to delegate, manage and lead others 

For more information, please visit the Student Learning Outcomes section. 

Curriculum Guide - Nursing (ADN)/Nursing Transition (LVN to ADN) A.A.S. Degree/ Certificates

ACC has agreements with several colleges and universities for graduates to complete their RN-BSN degree. In some cases, this may even include concurrent enrollment. Our graduates can transfer to the following higher education institutions and more to obtain their BSN degree: 

Galen College of Nursing
Lamar University
Midwestern State University
Sam Houston State University
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi
Texas Tech University – Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman’s University
University of Houston
University of Houston – Clear Lake
University of Phoenix
University of Texas – Arlington
University of Texas - Tyler

You can search for transfer opportunities in Texas and other states by visiting and

Click here to search for RN-to-BSN Programs. Click here to search for RN-to-MSN Programs.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

The approximate cost for tuition, fees, required textbooks and supplies for the entire 2-year ADN program of RNSG courses is $9,000 if you live in-district, $11,000 if you live out-of-district and $7,000/$8,000 for the 1-year LVN-ADN Transition program.

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.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

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

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