Associate Degree Nursing


The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program provides opportunities for students to demonstrate competence in the application of nursing knowledge and clinical judgments and behaviors in health care settings. The graduate from an ADN program is prepared to deliver safe and compassionate care for patients and their families. The nursing content prepares students to establish therapeutic relationships with patients and their families in the promotion, prevention, rehabilitation, maintenance, and restoration of health for individuals of all ages. The curriculum also promotes skills in nursing care supervision and management, and in providing care within legal and ethical parameters.

The ADN program has a 2-Year Track and a Bridging Track for LVNs or Paramedics to receive advanced placement in the program. Both of these options lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree and allow graduates to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

Degrees & Certificates

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

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Program Information


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Texas Board of Nursing Seal

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701

ACEN seal The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Temple College located in Temple, Texas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Application Procedure

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires a separate application and admission process from Temple College.

*Please review application instructions below before applying.

Application Steps
  1. Apply to Temple College
  2. Take the HESI Admission Assessment at the Testing Center
  3. Review the following documents then complete the application below
  4. Select Apply to Nursing below to start a new nursing application. To complete your a pre existing application, or review your completed nursing application, go to your My Leopard Profile. Only use the button below once.

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Information Sessions & Facts Sheets
2024 In-Person Information Sessions

Dates: April 16,  September 17, or December 17
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Dell Martin Nursing Education Center, Room 1003
Building #10 on the Campus Map

Virtual Info Sessions

If you cannot attend one of our in-person sessions, view our Virtual Info Session  selecting the button below, and open and/or print the fact sheet of your choice below to follow along.

  Nursing Info Session
University Partners

The Associate Degree in Nursing program has articulation agreements with the following Universities and RN-BSN Programs:

Aspen University
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Collin College RN-BSN
Grand Canyon University
Midwestern State University
Sam Houston State University
San Antonio College RN-BSN
Texas A&M University Central Texas  
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
Texas Women’s University
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Texas Arlington
West Coast University 
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, ADN students complete rotations in various extended care facilities, community agencies and home health agencies. All of these experiences help prepare ADN students for the workplace environment.

Program Highlights
  • Graduates consistently exceed the Texas and National NCLEX-RN first time pass rates
  • The ADN program was ranked #9 of the 2024 Top RN Programs in Texas


Temple College ranked 9th Best ADN program in Texas by for 2024

ADN Program Outcomes
ADN Evaluation of Student Learning & Program Outcomes

ADN employment rate
ADN Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2024-2025



February 3, 2025

Summer 2025


Associate Degree Nursing

May 30

Fall 2024