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North Lake College Partners with El Centro to Offer Nursing Degree Program

IRVING, 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 are good.”

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 ( to find more information about the ADN program or call North Lake Academic Advising at 972-273-3120. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.