Associate Degree Nursing

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program at South Texas College at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus located in McAllen, Texas is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation on December 8, 2017 through Spring 2024. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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.

Program Approval

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at South Texas College has full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; ).

ADN Program Outcomes

ADN Program Outcomes
NCLEX Pass Rate(as reported by TBON) 2020: 88.51%
Student Completion Rate(GRAD150)(Expected Level of Achievement: ADN 50%) 2018: 74.0%
Job Placement Rate(Expected Level of Achievement 88%) 2019: 95%

Information for Interested or Prospective Students

Interested students should attend a Live Virtual Advising Session or review the Prospective Student Guide for program information for Traditional Track, LVN to ADN Track, and EMT Paramedic to ADN Track. The Live Virtual Advising Session or the Student Guide covers admission procedures, program information & requirements, program tracks, point system evaluation, application periods, and clinical requirements. The Live Virtual Session is approximately one hour. Students are responsible for knowing all program information.

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

Live Virtual Information Session

Advising Appointment

Applications & Timelines

Questions or concerns about your application? Contact Ms. Elizabeth Parra at

Dosage and Calculation Workshops

Location: NAH CLE

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, July 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Monday, July 18, 2022
at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

HESI Admission Assessment Exam Info

NAH Functional Ability Standards

College Success for Healthcare

Program Cost

Degree Plans Faculty Staff Career Exploration Resources

Associates Degrees

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Name E-mail Phone Location
Dr. Acevedo, Mariano - Program Coordinator mauacere 956-872-3143 NAHB 2.315
Abraham, Daffodils dabraha1 956-872-3239 NAHB 309
Aguilera, Minerva aminerva 956-872-2812 NAHA 2.328
Biju, Deepa dbiju 956-872-3105 NAHB 2.301
Chavez, Melissa mchavez10 956-872-3141 NAHA 220
Chee, Sharron schee 956-872-3063 NAHA 222
Esguerra, Elmer eesguerr 956-872-3299 NAHB 2.312
Esguerra, Raquel rdesguer 956-872-3037 NAHB 2.305
Garza, Victor victorg 956-872-3029 NAHA 2.348
Gomez, Angelica agomez_3029 956-872-3183 NAHA 216
Guzman, Elizabeth eguzman 956-872-3129 NAHB 2.303
Joseph, Manju mjoseph1 956-872-3068 NAHA 223
Jacob, Teena tjacob 956-872-3177 NAHA 230
Johnson, Beena bjohnso1 956-872-3124 NAHB 2.307
Martinez-Gonzales, Cynthia cmartinez_0967 956-872-3206 NAHA 226
Munis, Mariver mmuniz3 956-872-3099 NAHA 224
Otu, Ntiense notu 956-872-3205 NAHA 229
Pontejos, Artemio Jr. apontej1 956-872-3082 NAHA 225
Pontejos, Maria Calares mpontejo 956-872-2813 NAHA 2.324
Rios, Cynthia cmena 956-872-3144 NAHA 217
Romy, Sherly sromy 956-872-3126 NAHA 221
Sandoval, Sylvia ssandova 956-872-3157 NAHA 227
Seno, Gloria gloseno 956-872-3034 NAHB 2.313
Shartle, Cynthia cashart 956-872-3001 NAHA 2.306
Thomas, Jessy jvthomas 956-872-3078 NAHB 2.311

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Nieto, Dora - Nursing Lab Assistant doran 956-872-3130 NAHA 201A Lab
Parra, Elizabeth -  Advisor eparra 956-872-3089 NAHA 100-J
Gomez, Gregorie C. - Faculty Secretary ggomez71 956-872-3010 NAHA 231

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.

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