Welcome to the EPCC Nursing Division where training a variety of nurse to meet our community’s need for well trained nurses is our business. The various nursing programs have a philosophy of mentoring students to success. All students are assigned to a specific faculty member as a mentor in each course. 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. The Nursing Division offers many opportunities in health care: After completing the first semester of the RN or VN Program students are eligible to apply for Nurse Aid Certification through the Nursing Division office, the completion of one of the programs qualifies a student to take either the Registered Nurse or Vocational Nurse licensing exam.
All of our nursing programs have partnerships will many of the major hospitals, health care facilities, and patient care clinics in the community. This allows us to offer practical experiences in a variety of health care settings such as: Medical Units, Surgical Units, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, Psychiatric Nursing, Critical Care Units, Telemetry Units, Orthopedic Units, School Nursing, Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, Care of the Elderly, Adult Day Care, and Child Day Care.
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at El Paso Community College at the Rio Grande Campus located in El Paso, Texas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Nursing applicants will be required to take TEAS Version V- Test of Essential Academic Skills, for qualification and ranking. Also, the Nursing Specialized Admissions Orientation will be MANDATORY under Pre-Program Specific Requirements.
Specialized Admissions Orientation
Upon successful completion – (80% correct responses), of the Quiz a student will be able to download a Certificate verifying their completion of the online Nursing Specialized Admissions Orientation. The Nursing Specialized Admissions Orientation is a mandatory Pre-Program Specific Requirement for June 2013 ranking.
Students who apply for the Vocational Nursing Program (VNP), housed on the Mission Del Paso Campus, also go through a specialized admission process which is referred to as “ranking.” The VNP is three semesters in length requiring 12 months to complete. Approximately 25 students are admitted into the VNP every spring and fall semester. Students who complete this program receive a Vocational Nursing Certificate and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-VN licensing exam.