Welcome to the El Paso Community College School of Nursing!
“Success is the Only Option”
Thank you for your interest in the various nursing programs at El Paso Community College. We are committed to supporting you as you pursue your dream to become a nurse.
The main programs that we offer are:
- 2 Year Program for Registered Nursing
- Transition Program (LVN to RN )
- Vocational Nursing Program
- Vocational Nursing Multiple Entry and Exit Program
- High School Vocational Nursing Programs at Silva (Jefferson) and Bel Air
- Paramedic to RN Program
The RN Program is located in the new Health and Science Building, right across the street from the main Rio Grande Campus, and the LVN Program is located at the Mission del Paso Campus. Our department offers many opportunities in health care; completion of the program can allow for success as a Registered or Vocational Nurse.
Also located in the Health and Science Building is our Border Health Clinic, which not only serves our faculty, staff and students, but the entire community as well. This offers a Dental Clinical, Sonography Clinic,Physical Therapy Clinic and a Primary Care Clinic which is staffed by a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is part of the nursing faculty. The Primary Care Clinic offers unique training opportunities for our nursing students.
We have developed a High Fidelity Simulation Lab for Nursing that is up and running. This lab houses a high fidelity simulation family which includes Sim-Man, Sim-Baby, Vita-Sim Kid and Adult, Mega Code Kelly and Noella who can actually give birth to a baby. These high fidelity manikins are computer operated and have the appearance of being a live human being complete with eye movements, chest wall movement, heart sounds, breath sounds, bowel sounds, pulses, and blood pressures which will allow for hands on training with hospital-type equipment. They have the capability of responding appropriately to the treatments that are carried out on them. If the treatments are not correct they will respond with a deteriorating condition.
We also have articulation agreements with the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech Health Science Center – El Paso which will allow EPPC ADN graduates to continue their education through the pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. All of the major hospitals in the El Paso Area are in the process of attaining their Magnet Status. Because of this, they are requiring any ADN graduates they higher to earn a BSN within a specified number of years. Currently, there is a huge emphasis on all nurses to continue their education by advancing up the pipeline of nursing in order to address the nursing shortage.
Nursing is an awesome career that has many avenues through which you can pursue your professional career. It is a demanding career that is also very heart warming. There is nothing that can compare to the knowledge that you have truly made a difference in a patient’s life! With all of the diverse avenues you can take in your nursing career there is a specialty area in nursing to match anyone’s professional goals.
Our faculty and staff are ready to assist you in your future endeavors. Our faculty comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities; they have expertise in all areas of nursing. Many of the faculty have been here for over 20 years and are expert instructors; each and every one of them is committed to educating nurses.
For additional information, please feel free to contact:
Tel: (915) 831-4530