Texas. Feb. 24, 2004: North Lake College completed an
agreement with El Centro College to offer nursing courses
as part of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
The terms of the agreement provide for North Lake to
offer all of the courses for the degree as well as the
prerequisites some nursing courses on their Irving campus,
but students would receive their degree from El Centro.
With North Lake functioning as a satellite campus
for El Centro’s long-established nursing program,
their 460 current nursing students will have increased
flexibility in campus location and lab and classroom
space. It is anticipated that approximately 50 newly
admitted students and 50 second-year nursing students
will attend North Lake this fall. Under this program,
students attend class and also perform clinical work
at area hospitals.
Acceptance into the ADN program requires that students
complete twelve hours of college courses before the
admission process can begin. These required courses
are College Algebra, Basic Composition (English),
Introduction to Psychology, and Human Anatomy and
Physiology. All of the required courses are offered
at North Lake every semester. “Don’t be
mistaken,” says Marilyn Mays, North Lake Dean
of the Math, Natural Science and Sport Science Division,
“this is a rigorous program. But I expect it
to be popular, as nurses are in demand and salaries
Applications to the program are being accepted in
October (for the Spring semester) and February for
the Fall 2004 semester.
Go to the North Lake College Web site (www.northlakecollege.edu)
to find more information about the ADN program or
call North Lake Academic Advising at 972-273-3120.
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