ACC and Texas A&M Health Science Center Announce Nursing Degree Partnership

The Austin Community College District and the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Nursing in Round Rock announce a partnership that will allow ACC nursing students to seamlessly continue their education.

“This agreement creates a new educational pathway for ACC graduates to go on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing,” says Dr. Eileen Klein, dean of health sciences at ACC. “This is a wonderful resource that provides a convenient way for students to achieve their goals.”

The articulation agreementestablishes a joint admissions process, offering ACC students who complete the associate degree nursing (RN) program the opportunity to enter TAMHSC and pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (B.S.N.).

“Austin Community College produces quality nurses, and we are excited to begin thisventure together,” said Dr. Sharon Wilkerson, dean of TAMHSC-College of Nursing. “The collaborative effort will benefit not only students but also the community by providing additional education for local nurses.”

The TAMHSC-College of Nursing provides RN-to-B.S.N. courses online, allowing nurses to continue working while completing a bachelor’s degree. The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also available at the Round Rock campus. The Bryan campus offers all three degree programs – the generic B.S.N., accelerated B.S.N. and the RN-to-B.S.N.

TAMHSC opened the inaugural 134,000-sq. ft. building on its 50-acre Round Rock campus in 2009. It is used for clinical teaching of medical, nursing and pharmacy students, and includes asimulation center equipped with computer-programmed manikins and administrative offices.

ACC offers associate degree nursing programs at its Round Rock and Eastview campuses. In the 2009-10 academic year, the college graduated 272 associate degree nursing students.ACC’s nursing students consistently excel at national licensure exams; in the most recent testing year, 98 percent of associate degree nursing graduates passed the licensure exam (October 2009-September 2010).

ACC also has RN to B.S.N. articulation agreements with the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech. TAMHSC has an agreement with Blinn College, a community college that serves the region east of ACC’s service area.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 126784838 -
Gray Television, Inc.