Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program
The Nursing Program Application for Admission is now available. Submission deadline is May 31, 2013.
Spring 2013 testing dates for the HESI Examination have been posted (see Nursing Admission Criteria for Potential Students in this section).
Check the Testing Services Calendar for the spring 2013 Medical Terminology test schedule; currently this test is administered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Applicants will need to present their valid Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military id, etc.) and proof of payment for the Medical Terminology Test.
The TMCC associate degree in nursing (ADN) program 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.
Program of Study
The 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.
Student progression in the program is contingent upon attaining a grade of "C" (not a "C-") or better in all nursing classes. Nursing students who are unable to progress from one course to another in the program, have one opportunity only to reenter the program. All re-entry admissions are on a space available basis. Re-entry is not guaranteed for a specific semester. View Program Worksheet.
View the 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.
NLNAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for nursing programs maintains information on TMCC's nursing program with regard to tuition, fees, and length. National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326. The telephone number is 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020.
TMCC does not discriminate because of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.
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. 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:
- 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 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.
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