Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program teaches 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).

Degrees & Certificates

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

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William Jones



Program Information


ACEN sealThe ADN program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing , 404-975-5000, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326.

Application Procedure

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires a separate application and admission process from Temple College. The application procedure is listed below with specific instructions available in the Application Packet.

Please watch our website and social media for any updates on revisions that may be made due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 restrictions.

All applications for the ADN program must be mailed. Complete packets must be submitted in order to be processed, be diligent to read all instructions and complete the check list prior to mailing.

Temple College
ATTN: Nursing
2600 S. First Street
Temple, TX 76504

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

  Bridging Application                       2-year ADN Application

*Please download the application before filling out. Application does not work properly in the Chrome browser.

Information Sessions

Due to campus closure because of COVID19, we are offering virtual info sessions until further notice.

  Nursing Info Session
University Partners

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

Aspen University
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Grand Canyon University
Midwestern State University
Sam Houston State University
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  
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

ADN Program Outcomes

ADN employment rate
ADN Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2019-2020

Student Handbook 2020-2021

Core Performance Standard



DECEMBER 3, 2020



Associate Degree Nursing

APRIL 15, 2021

FALL 2021