Overview

Weatherford College offers both an associate of applied science degree in nursing and a vocational nursing program.

After completion of specific general education courses, the nursing curriculum consists of two years of coursework. With successful completion of all course and program requirements for the associate of applied science in nursing, you will earn an A.A.S. degree and be eligible for the National Council of Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, you will be qualified to apply for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.

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.

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).

Career Options

After graduation and successfully completing the NCLEX exam, graduates will be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in a variety of healthcare sectors. Graduates will also be eligible to enroll in post-licensure degree programs such as Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing, and Advanced Practice in Nursing which will further expand their scope of practice.

Related Programs

Scholarships

NCLEX Pass Rates for Graduating Classes

Associate Degree Nursing Program
2019 - 91.57%
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
May 2020 Transition Pending Pending
May 2020 Traditional Pending Pending
December 2019 Transition 95% Pending
December 2019 Traditional 95.7% Pending
May 2019 Transition 85% 100%
May 2019 Traditional 88.75% 100%
December 2018 Traditional 95% 94.8%
May 2018 Transition 97.8% 98%
May 2018 Traditional 87.5% 95%
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%
 
Nursing Degree
Number of Credits
60

Contact

Rebecca Fryer
Nursing Department Administrative Assistant
wcadn@wc.edu
817-598-6348