Tarrant County College and Collin College have announced they have signed an agreement that will make it easier for registered nurses to transfer their community college credits to Collin College in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Under this agreement, TCC alumni holding an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, or ADN, can seamlessly transition to Collin College to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, without losing any credits. Collin College’s RN-to-BSN program offers a cost-effective educational experience that accommodates nurses’ busy work schedules. All program applicants must hold a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
“This partnership will create an affordable pathway for TCC nursing program graduates to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and put them on the road to a rewarding career choice within Nursing,” said TCC Dean of Nursing Tetsuya Umebayashi.
This agreement was established to address the growing need for highly qualified nursing professionals in Texas. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
“We are proud of this RN to BSN articulation agreement with Collin College,” said TCC Registrar and Director of Academic Support Services John Spencer. “This is our second articulation agreement with Collin College, the first being a pathway for the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity. With this new RN to BSN pathway, TCC nursing students will have another affordable alternative when choosing to complete their bachelor’s degree.”
Media reports have been ringing the alarm on the region’s nursing shortage years before the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there is shortage of approximately 23,000 registered nurses in Texas, according to a Texas Workforce Commission report.
Learn more about Collin College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
Learn more about Tarrant County College’s award-winning Associate Degree in Nursing program
For more information about the transfer agreements TCC has with schools in Texas and across the nation, visit the Explore Transfer Schools webpage.