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Brookhaven College’s Associate Degree Nursing program is an accelerated program in which students attend classes through 16 consecutive months, including summers. Successful completion of the program leads to an Associate Degree Nursing AAS (Associate in Applied Sciences Degree).
After completion of prerequisite courses and admission to the ADN program, courses are completed in four 16-week academic semesters. Students need to plan two to three hours of studying and preparation time for each hour of class and clinical experience. The demands of the nursing program are such that students may not be able to work full time while enrolled in these courses.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, commonly referred to as the NCLEX-RN. Our program, which began in 2003, has exceptional outcomes with high retention rates and excellent nursing board scores.
Note: Support courses completed at colleges and universities outside the DCCCD system must be approved for transfer credit prior to the semester in which the course is required as stipulated in the curriculum outline.
The Brookhaven College Associate Degree Nursing program supports the mission of Brookhaven College and is dedicated to student success. The program is committed to preparing a caring, competent, professional nurse who is a successful practitioner, providing holistic care to a diverse population in an urban setting.
Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is by a competitive selection process based on a mathematical formula to compute the applicant’s score. You must attend an information session before you are eligible to apply to the nursing program.
Brookhaven’s Associate Degree Nursing program admits students in both the fall and spring semesters, accepting approximately 60 students each fall and 40 students each spring.
The application deadline is each February for the program beginning the following fall semester (August) and each September for the class that begins in the spring semester (January). Students accepted into Brookhaven’s Nursing program are required by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to beginning their clinical experience. This procedure is conducted after a student has been accepted to the Nursing program. Results of these screenings are forwarded to the Nursing Department of the college’s Health and Human Services Division for review and verification that a student is eligible to participate in a clinical rotation.
Get complete information about Brookhaven’s Associate Degree Nursing program, including admission, program requirements, information session dates and application packet.
Our retention rate of keeping nursing students in this competitive and challenging program is more than 95 percent, much higher than other programs of its kind. This is directly related to the program’s philosophy and efforts to help students succeed at every point, says Dr. Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean of Brookhaven College’s Health and Human Services Division.
“We are here to help you achieve your goal, and we will do whatever it takes, but you must do your part,” says Dr. Flint.
Another tool to increase new students’ transition into the program is “Success Camp,” held the week before classes begin the first semester. Sessions include critical thinking, time-management and other skills crucial to success in the program, as well as a time to bond with fellow students and instructors.
Since the Associate Degree Nursing program opened in 2004 at Brookhaven College, we have had a pass rate of greater than 90 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses state licensing exam, which has been commended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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Our Associate Degree Nursing faculty not only have degrees and certifications in their field but have on-the-job experience, making them able to relate to the challenges you’ll face in the workplace. Our faculty members work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to prepare for your career in nursing.
See profiles of some of Brookhaven College's Associate Degree Nursing faculty.
If you have questions about our Associate Degree Nursing program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.