Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program teaches our students to work well with others and respond to patient needs, perform basic math skills and complex procedures, set priorities, manage time, solve problems, think critically, communicate, and maintain accountability in the profession. The program has a 2-Year and LVN-Bridging Advanced Placement Track. The advanced placement track prepares the Licensed Vocational Nurse to make the transition into the professional nursing role. Both of these options lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree and allow graduates to apply to take the state licensing exam for registered nursing (RN). Find answers to frequently asked questions about the program here.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in LVN-Bridging Advanced Placement Track
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing

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Program Information


ACEN sealThe ADN program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursingand accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 404-975-5000, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326.

Application Procedure

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program requires a minimum of two years of study. A new class is selected each spring to begin the fall semester. An application process is required for admission to the program.

Admission Steps
  1. Apply to Temple College
  2. Submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records
  3. Take the HESI Admission Assessment
  4. Submit complete application packet to the ADN office by the deadline

  LVN-Bridging Application                       2-year ADN Application

 2017-2018 Information Sessions

September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
January 2, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018

*Information sessions begin at 4 p.m. in Room 1003 of the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center.

University Partners

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program has articulation agreements with the following Universities:

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Grand Canyon University

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Western Governors University

Clinical Affiliates

The Associate Degree Nursing Program uses several settings to provide the nursing students with a variety of clinical experiences.

Temple is a hospital intensive area with Baylor Scott and White Health, and the Central Texas Veteran’s Health Care System.

In addition to hospital based experiences, the ADN students complete rotations in various extended care facilities, community agencies, and home health agencies. All of these experiences help prepare the ADN student for the workplace environment.

Program Highlights
  • Fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • 2017 graduates had a NCLEX-RN pass rate of 91 percent

ADN Program Outcomes

ADN employment rate
ADN Student Handbook

Graduating Class of 2019

Graduating Class of 2018

Handbook Addendum 

LVN application deadline

ADN application deadline