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Nursing (ADN)

Associate Degree Nursing


 A registered nurse is a graduate from an Approved Professional Nursing program (ADN) and passed the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). An RN assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans, and documents care. An RN provides nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. An RN may provide education to patients about health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. State licensure is required.  Falsely claiming licensure as an RN is a felony.




Wednesday, February 26th @ 4:00 PM in room HS-103


The application period for the ADN Program is now open. Please use Google Chrome to download the ADN Application and fill it out electronically. Once complete, save to a jump drive or your computer and email it to admissions@brazosport.edu along with your plan for success (see application), CPR card, and any certifications. Completed applications are due April 1st by 11:59 p.m. Please also print out and read the 2020 ADN Information Packet.

The Brazosport College ADN Program is a two year program awarding an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.). Upon satisfactory completion of all college and program requirements, graduates are eligible to make application for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

All students MUST complete College Mandated Entrance Testing scoring at college level in reading, writing, and math skills. For questions, contact the Health Professions advisor, Shari Jones at the email or phone number listed to the right, or see any BC counselor in the Counseling & Testing office. 

The ADN program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing.


The ADN application cycle opens mid January and closes mid April. Applications will be posted on this website during application cycle dates only. The program starts in the Summer II semester every year.

BIOL 2301 & 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2302 & 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II
HITT 1305   Medical Terminology
ENGL 1301   English I
BIOL 2320 & 2120* Microbiology*
* Microbiology has a prerequisite of General Biology and A&P I
Additional coursework required for graduation:
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
Elective (see catalog)

Immunizations must be current and include:

  • Tdap (within 10 years), must have had the pertussis component
  • MMR (2 doses at least 28 days apart or laboratory evidence of immunity)
  • Hepatitis B (3 shot series or laboratory evidence of immunity)
  • Varicella (2 doses or laboratory evidence of immunity)
  • Annual Influenza (students must obtain a flu shot before the first day of class)
  • Meningococcal (Required for students under 23 years of age)
  • Annual Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD). Negative PPD or chest x-ray is required.
TEAS Study Help - FREE!! The Student Success Center has tutors available to help students study and prepare for the TEAS exam.  Click here  for the ADN TEAS exam schedule.

Visit www.brazosport.edu/teasreadingenglish for more information on the reading and writing section. You can schedule an appointment at www.brazosport.edu/writingcenterschedule or walk-ins are welcome.

For math help, click here to see the flyer for the Math Center's schedule. They will be offering workshops every Friday this spring. If you cannot attend Fridays, students can drop in during their regular hours.

LVN ADN Curriculum Track

The application period for the LVN to ADN Curriculum Track is now closed. Please click on the "LVN ADN Curriculum Track" tab at the top left of the page for more information.

Helpful Links...

Informational website on nursing careers:www.nursingcareerzone.com

The Texas Board of Nursing is an excellent source of information. Foreign students are encouraged to browse their website for information on obtaining a current Texas license if they are licensed from a foreign country. Military students are also encouraged to browse BON's website for any new options concerning their military education. Their website is:

Scholarship links:


         Thorpe Scholarship:  www.Brazosport-Health-Foundation.org/ThorpeScholarship

Information for new graduates:

NLC (PDF) Nurse Licensure Compact - this documents relays information to LVN and RN nurses of practicing nursing across state lines.nurse Licensure Compact - this documents relays information to LVN and RN nurses of practicing nursing across state lines.

RN to BSN info:



BSN & MSN Information

Interested in a Masters degree in Nursing? Follow this link for an online directory and educational resource: http://www.mastersinnursing.org/Directory/

For information on the University of Houston-Victoria RN to BSN program offered at several campuses including Sugarland and Katy, visit https://www.uhv.edu/education/undergraduate-degrees/nursing/.

Another school to consider would be the University of Houston-Clear Lake offering the RN to BSN at their Pearland campus. Please refer to their website at https://www.uhcl.edu/academics/degrees/rn-nursing-bsn.

Contact Us

Karen Rowland
ADN Program Coordinator
Office: HS-100L
Phone: (979)230-3370

Shari Jones
Office: HS-100D
Phone: (979)230-3424

Patricia Dusek
Simulation & Skills Lab Director
Office: HS-100A
Phone: (979)230-3385

Kimberly Hebert
Assistant Professor
Office: HS-100E
Phone: (979) 230-3472

Janena Norris
Director, Health Professions
Office: HS-100Q
Phone: 979-230-3374

Alison Pottratz
Assistant Professor
Office: HS-100F
Phone: 979-230-3528

Lea Ann Quave
Assistant Professor
Office: HS-100H
Phone: 979-230-3602

Deborah Smith
Assistant Professor
Office: HS-100J
Phone: 979-230-3188

Teresa Whitehead
Assistant Professor
Office: HS-100G
Phone: 979-230-3232

Janey Orr
Administrative Office Specialist
Office: HS-100T
Phone: 979-230-3423

Office Hours

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