Associate Degree Nursing

100%     2023 NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rate


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.


The application period for the ADN Program 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).

Applicants must satisfy all Brazosport College application and admission requirements including submission of original transcripts from all previous colleges, nursing programs, and high schools and also meet all TSI requirements. There will no longer be a 5-year expiration on prerequisite sciences. All prerequisites must be a grade of C or better and completed prior to applying to the nursing program. 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. 


Application period starts: December 1, 2023

Application period ends: January 31, 2024

Prerequisites must be finished by the end of the Fall 2023 semester.

The ADN program will start in the Summer II session every year.

On-campus courses are typically held Monday-Thursday 0800-1700, while off-campus clinical courses are held 0630-1900 Monday-Thursday.  There is the potential for Friday and/or evening classes. Clinical courses are held at a variety of locations to include: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport, UTMB-Angleton Hospital, Sweeny Hospital, Matagorda Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-Pearland. Students are required to provide their own transportation.

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)

Clinical Requirements must be current, and include:

    1. Tdap (within 10 years), must include pertussis component
    2. MMR – titer (meaning blood test)
    3. Hepatitis B – titer (meaning blood test)
    4. Varicella – titer (meaning blood test)
    5. Annual influenza
    6. Meningococcal (Required for students under 23 years of age)
    7. Annual Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD). Negative PPD, a chest x-ray, or a Negative QuantiFERON-TB Gold is required.
    8. COVID-19 vaccine 
    9. 10-panel Urine Drug Screen
    10. Basic Life Support (BLS) (American Heart Association ONLY)
    • NOTE: Additional immunizations or laboratory proof of immunity may be required while in the program
  • Failure to provide evidence of or maintain up-to-date clinical requirements will result in the student being unable to participate in the scheduled clinical course activity. The student will earn the grade of “0” for every missed scheduled clinical course day until evidence of up-to-date clinical requirements is submitted to the nursing faculty. No alternative clinical makeup assignment will be provided for missed clinical experiences related to failure to meet clinical requirements.
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:

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

Samantha Resecker,
Program Chair,
Associate Degree and Vocational Nursing
Office: HS-100Q
Phone: (979)230-3370

Shari Jones
Health Professions Advisor

Counseling Office E-110:

M/W 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
T/R 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Phone: (979)230-3424

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

Office Hours

Mon - Thur
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.