Associate Degree Nursing

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.


***ADN HESI Exam***

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Click here to register.


The ADN application period is now closed. If you have questions about the program or prerequisites, please contact Shari Jones in the Health Professions office, contact information to the right on this page. Students should also read the ADN Application 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. 


Upcoming changes for the 2022 Admissions cycle will be:

Application period starts: December 1, 2021

Application period ends: January 31, 2022

Prerequisites must be finished by the end of the Fall 2021 semester.

The ADN program will start in the Summer II session 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.
The HESI exam is required as part of the admissions process. The HESI exam MUST be taken at Brazosport College in order to be considered for program admission.  Click here for the ADN HESI exam schedule.

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

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:

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.


Contact Us

Patricia Dusek, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator, Associate Degree and Vocational Nursing
Office: HS-100A
Phone: (979) 230-3385

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

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

Office Hours

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