The EPCC Nursing Division offers three options to meet the needs of our diverse community. These options are:
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing – Generic. A two-year* program that allows its graduates to sit
for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses (RNs).
- Vocational Nursing Certificate of Completion. A one-year* program that allows its graduates to sit for the
NCLEX-PN to become licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). This program is designed to ease the transition from the
LVN to the RN role upon graduation.
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing – LVN-to-RN Transition. A one-year* program that allows licensed
vocational nurses (LVNs) to advance their careers and sit for the NCLEX to become Registered Nurses.
After the completion of the first semester of the AAS Generic and VN programs, our students can choose to apply for a
Nurse Aide Certification through the Texas Health and Human Services Department. Our students can also work as nurse
technicians, nurse externs, and nurse residents through our partnerships with acute care facilities in the area.
The AAS and AAS LVN-to-RN Transitions program offers classes in the spring and fall semesters only and the VN program
offers classes in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. A VN Evening/Weekend program designed for working
individuals is coming soon!
*Program length excludes time required to complete pre-requisites for admission.
RN-to-BSN Academic Partnerships
We have partnered with the following institutions to provide our students with a seamless transition into a BSN
program while enrolled at EPCC or after graduation: