Associate Degree Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will prepare students with the basic competencies to become safe practitioners in the healthcare field. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science major in Associate Degree Nursing, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a registered nurse and can work in hospitals, day-surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, among other areas.

The ADN Program is identified as competitive entry and has a selection process based on a competitive point system. Due to limited resources, some applicants who meet all program application requirements may not be admitted to the program for the current application period. Please review the ADN Prospective Student Guide for general information about the program and application.

This is a Competitive Entry program with a selection process based on a competitive point system.

Getting Started: Information for Prospective Students


Information sessions are required for prospective students interested in any of the Associate Degree Nursing tracks: Traditional Track, LVN to RN Track, and Paramedic to RN Track.Sessions will cover general admission procedures, program information & requirements, program tracks, point system-evaluation form, application period, and clinical requirements.

Please bring proper identification, official and/or unofficial transcript of records, if applicable. We suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time for parking.

Each session is approximately one hour long. Select the type of session you want to attend:

On-Campus Session Online Session

All session will be at the South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health Campus, 1101 E Vermont Ave, McAlllen, in room 101/102.


HESI Admission Assessment Exam Info

NAH Technical Performance Standards

College Success for Healthcare


Associate of Applied Science - ADN Degree Plans:

Traditional Track Degree Plans:
ADN - Fall ADN - Spring
LVN to RN Track Degree Plans:
LVN-RN - Spring LVN-RN - Summer
EMT Paramedic to RN Track Degree Plan:
EMT Paramedic to RN - Fall

Career Exploration

Work Environment

Registered nurses work in hospitals, acute care, day-surgery centers, long term care centers, rehabilitation centers, schools of nursing, physicians' offices, home health care agencies, and even serve in the military among many other areas depending on area of expertise.

Potential Job Opportunities

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Registered nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.8 million jobs in 2014.
  • Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be very good.

Salary Data

  • Average Wage: $32.04/hour (Source)
  • Results from a survey in 2014, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed that the median annual income of a nurse practicing in the United States is $66,640. The median annual wages for registered nurses in the top industries is $59,550 to $70,540.

Faculty Staff

Name E-mail Phone Location
Candelaria, Christie M. - Program Chair cmcandel1 956-872-3142 NAHC 2.316
Acevedo, Alfred mauacere 956-872-3143 NAHC 220
Adebowale, Yemi yadebowa 956-872-3076 Mid-Valley B202-T
Brewster, Jennifer jlbrewst 956-872-3140 NAHC 228
Cedillo, Estela NAHC 210
Chapa-Chavarria, Amelia ajchapac 956-872-3141 NAHC 222
Conje, Priscila pjconje 956-872-3158 NAHC 214
Esguerra, Elmer eesguerr 956-872-3082 NAHC 2.340
Esguerra, Raquel rdesguer 956-872-3037 NAHC 225
Fuqua, Karen klfuqua 956-872-3126 NAHC 221
Galang, Rhoda rsgalang 956-872-3192 NAHC 213
Garcia, Edmundo eegarcia 956-872-3064 NAHC 216
Gora, Paul paulgora Mid-Valley B202-S
Guzman, Elizabeth eguzman 956-872-3129 NAHC 226
Martinez, Nora E. nemartinez 956-872-3107 NAHC 217
Ramirez, Viola vramire 956-872-3063 NAHC 229
Rodriguez, Sandra sarodriguez 956-872-3073 Mid-Valley B201-F
Romer, Sharon slromer 956-872-3125 NAHC 224
Sandoval, Sylvia ssandova 956-872-3157 NAHC 227
Seno, Gloria gloseno 956-872-3034 NAHC 2.324
Shartle, Cynthia cashart 956-872-3001 NAHC 212
Smolarski, Marissa mbsmolar 956-872-3036 NAHC 2.328
Tamayo, Grelou gptamayo 956-872-3144 NAHC 230
Thomas, Jessy jvthomas 956-872-3078 NAHC 211
Williams, Chelan cmwilliams 956-872-3068 NAHC 223
Yongson, Theresa mtyongson 956-872-3124 NAHC 215
Name E-mail Phone Location
Aparicio, Graciela - Faculty Secretary gaparicio 956-872-3070 NAHC 2.306
Camacho, Claudia - Student Success Specialist ccamacho 956-872-3132 NAHC 123
Nieto, Dora - Nursing Lab Assistant doran 956-872-3130 NAHC 201A
Rivera, Vianey - Advisor Assistant vrivera 956-872-3089 NAHC 122