2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program
Special Admissions Procedures
Program information - 775-673-7115
The TMCC program prepares the graduate to practice as
a registered nurse. The TMCC nursing program meets the
minimum degree requirements for the associate of applied
science degree. The associate of applied science degree in
nursing is awarded upon completion of the curriculum and the
student will be eligible to apply to take the national NCLEX-RN
examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Nursing program graduates are eligible to apply for licensure
in the state of their choice. Each state has specific criteria for
licensure eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to contact
the state to ascertain eligibility requirements. Graduation from
an accredited program is only one of the requirements and does
not mean automatic licensure as a nurse. The State of Nevada
licensure application contains five questions which may impact
the applicant’s ability to obtain licensure. These questions
have to do with revocation, denial or suspension of a license or
certificate, conviction of a criminal offense, problems with drug
or alcohol use, treatment for mental illness and physical disability
which could impair one’s ability to practice nursing.
Nursing courses are to be taken in the sequence outlined on
the following page. General education support courses may
be taken as outlined or prior to acceptance into the program.
However, because clinical experiences and/or theory courses may
be scheduled during both day and evening hours, it is suggested
that as many general education classes as possible be taken prior
to acceptance into the program with the exception of required
Background checks are a requirement of the clinical facilities
with which Truckee Meadows Community College has a contract
for nursing student clinical experience. If a student declines to
provide a background check or if the background is unsatisfactory
to the facility, the student will not be permitted to participate in
the clinical portion of the program. Prospective students are
advised that they will be withdrawn from the program if clinical
requirements are not able to be met for any reason. TMCC will
not be responsible for obtaining background checks and will not
receive the results of any background investigations.
A student’s progression in the ADN program is contingent
upon attaining and maintaining a grade of “C” or better in each
course in the nursing curriculum.
Nursing students who are unable to progress from one course
to another in the program have only one opportunity to re-enter
within two years of exiting the program. All re-entry admissions
are on a space available basis. Re-entry is not guaranteed. Upon
the student’s readmission, a committee will outline the necessary
The pre-requisite courses, MATH 120, BIOL 223, 224, and 251
must be taken prior to application for admission to the nursing
program. These are additional admission requirements. Please
see the information at: www.tmcc.edu/nursing/.
Accreditation and Regulation
The TMCC ADN program is approved by the Nevada State
Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for
Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Students may
contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing at 888-590-6726 or on
the Web at www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/.
NLNAC maintains information on TMCC’s nursing program.
NLNAC’s address is 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta,
GA 30326. The telephone number is 404-975-5000, the Web
address is www.nlnac.org. Students may contact NLNAC directly.
Students completing the program will:
• Achieve a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.
• Complete the program in a timely manner.
• Be employable.