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About Nursing Programs

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Which Program Do I Want?

The colleges of DCCCD offer several programs in nursing. Each has its own admissions process, application timeline and specific requirements; please check with an academic advisor at the DCCCD college of your choice to make sure its nursing program and location are the right fit for you.

Use the table below to compare basic features of each program. Click on the links to get more information about detailed admission requirements, faculty bios and links to specific degree and certificate requirements.

  Brookhaven
ADN
El Centro
ADN
El Centro
VN
Mountain View
ADN
length of time 16 months 24 months 12 months 24 months
number of credit hours 72 71 51 72
college Brookhaven College
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El Centro College
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El Centro College
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Mountain View College
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satellite location n/a North Lake College
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n/a n/a
certificates or degrees available

• Nursing Associate in Applied Sciences Degree

• Nursing Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
• LVN-RN Advanced Placement “Bridge” Program
• Perioperative Nursing Enhanced Skills Certificate

• Vocational Nursing Certificate

• Nursing Associate in Applied Sciences Degree


How to Get Started

To get started in a Nursing program, complete the admissions process at the DCCCD college that offers the program you’d like to follow. Each program has its own admissions process, application timeline and specific requirements; please check with an academic advisor at the DCCCD college of your choice to find the right fit for you.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the specific Nursing program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take. If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study? You may also want to explore some other health-related programs. Or take a look at the Health Careers Resource Center to find out more about health career programs offered by the colleges of DCCCD.

Transfer Information

Degrees and certificates in our Nursing programs are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process or contact the Nursing office at the DCCCD college you plan to attend for specific information.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Nursing programs at the colleges of DCCCD that aren’t answered on this website, please feel free to contact us.