Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program

TMCC will be offering a 3-week SKILLS class (NURS 129) starting Jan. 5 through Jan. 23, 2015. This class will fulfill the Nursing Assistant requirements to the Nursing Program. For more information, please contact us.


The TMCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) prepares the student to practice nursing as a registered nurse. Graduates of an ADN program usually practice as nurses in direct client care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and community agencies where nursing roles and services are structured and well defined.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing will be awarded upon completion of the curriculum, and the student will be eligible to apply to take the state licensure examination leading to practice as a registered nurse.

See Also: Nursing Program Information Sessions

Program of Study

The TMCC Nursing Program is a full-time program. As such, all core nursing courses in the degree are to be taken in sequence. General education support courses may be taken as outlined or prior to acceptance into the program. Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many support courses as possible prior to entering the program, as the time requirements of the program are considerable.

The Associate of Applied Science, Nursing will no longer be offered as of Fall 2015. Beginning Fall 2015, the Associate of Science, Nursing will be offered. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Differential Fee Structure (beginning Fall 2014)

NOTE: Beginning in Fall 2014, a new fee structure will be applied to incoming Nursing Program students. This new fee does not apply to students currently enrolled in the Nursing Program.

The TMCC Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program operates on a differential tuition model: Nursing Program students pay an additional $60.00 per credit.

Course Descriptions

Courses must be taken in sequence as outlined in the program of study. Student progression is contingent on attaining a C or better in all classes. Nursing students who are unable to progress from one course to another in the program have one opportunity only to re-enter the program. All re-entry admissions are on a space available basis. Re-entry is not guaranteed for a specific semester.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.), a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for nursing programs, maintains information on TMCC's Nursing Program.

Contact: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, GA 30326 | Telephone 404-975-5000 | Fax: 404-975-5020

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans With Disabilities Act-qualified students with physical or documented learning disabilities have the right to free accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at Truckee Meadows Community College. For assistance, contact the Disability Resource Center.


Nursing program graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of their choice. The TMCC Nursing Department must be notified if the state is not Nevada, since each state has specific criteria for licensure eligibility requirements. Some graduates elect to take the NCLEX licensing examination in Nevada and then apply for out of state licensure. It is the student's responsibility to contact the state of their choice to ascertain eligibility requirements. Graduation from an accredited program is only one of the requirements and does not mean automatic licensure as a nurse.

Graduates should be aware that the State of Nevada licensure application contains five questions which may impact their ability to obtain licensure in Nevada. These five questions have to do with:

  1. Revocation, denial, or suspension of a license or certificate,
  2. Conviction of a criminal offense,
  3. Problems with drug or alcohol use,
  4. Treatment for mental illness, and
  5. Physical disability which could impair ability to practice nursing.

For further clarification, students/graduates should contact the program director or the Nevada State Board of Nursing at 702-486-5800 or 1-888-590-6726 (toll free).

The Nevada State Board of Nursing has information on criminal convictions for people interested in a nursing career in Nevada.

Nursing Program Information Sessions

The purpose of the monthly Nursing Program information session is to inform students of any upcoming changes in the program and answer general questions. Academic advisement topics such as degree requirements, transfer credits and course sequencing for the Associate of Applied Science Degree will also be covered.

2014-2015 Sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Location: Dandini Campus, Sierra Building, room 108

Time: 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

See Also: Campus Locations and Maps

Reserving Your Place: To reserve your place in an information session, please contact us.

Nursing Program

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 417
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-673-7115 or Fax: 775-673-7034

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