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Associate Degree Nursing

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this Web site is to promote awareness of the Weatherford College nursing programs. You will be provided links to forms and comprehensive information required for applying to the various nursing programs, and the information needed once you are accepted into the program.

Good luck on your goal to become a nurse!
 

General Information

The Weatherford campus begins new students annually in August and January:

  • Students accepted to begin in August complete the 4-semester program sequentially (fall/spring/fall/spring) with no summer nursing courses
  • Students accepted to begin in January complete the 4-semester program sequentially (spring/fall/spring/fall) with no summer nursing courses

The Wise County campus begins new students annually in August. Accepted students complete the 4 sequential semesters on a fast track: fall/spring/12-week summer/fall.

LVN Transition students are accepted annually to each campus:

  • The Weatherford campus cohort begins students annually in a 10-week summer semester; the students complete the summer/fall/spring semesters and graduate in May the following year.
  • The Wise County campus cohort begins students annually in January; the students complete the spring/12-week summer/fall semesters and graduate in December.
     

Accreditation

The Weatherford College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The BON can be reached at 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin TX 78701, phone 512-305-7400.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN may be reached at 3343 Peachtree RD NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404-975-5000.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum plans are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
 

NCLEX Pass Rates for Graduating Classes

  • Associate Degree Nursing Program

2018 - 95.20%
2017 - 89.66%
2016 - 89.43%
2015 - 82.71%
2014 - 90.80%
2013 - 90.54%
2012 - 90.63%
2011 - 97.26%
 

Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate Success Information

The program tracks graduate success for each cohort of students (traditional path and LVN-RN Transition path), the completion rate of each admitted cohort, and the rate of employment in an RN position within six months for each graduated cohort. The program bases the completion rate on the formula used by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) of allowing three years to complete the two-year traditional track, and 18 months to complete the one-year LVN-RN Transition track. 

Cohort listed by
on-time graduation date
Completion Rate Employment rate
December 2018 Traditional Pending Pending
May 2018 Transition 95.65% Pending
May 2018 Traditional Pending Pending
May 2017 Transition 95% 97%
May 2017 Traditional 85.7% 98%
December 2017 Traditional 90% 100%
December 2016 Traditional 88% 100%
May 2016 Traditional 95.7% 95.5%
May 2016 Transition 97.5% 100%
December 2015 Traditional 84% 95%
May 2015 Traditional 91% 89%
May 2015 Transition 100% 95%