Nursing

Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center, Building B
Phone: 775-850-4054
Fax: 775-850-4058
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/nursing/

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program

Special Admissions Procedures

Program information - 775-850-4054

The TMCC program prepares the graduate to practice as a registered nurse. The TMCC nursing program meets the minimum degree requirements for the Associate of Science degree. The Associate of Science degree in nursing is awarded upon completion of the curriculum and the student will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Nursing program graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of their choice. Each state has specific criteria for licensure eligibility. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the state to ascertain eligibility requirements. Graduation from an accredited program is only one of the requirements and does not mean automatic licensure as a nurse. The State of Nevada licensure application contains five questions which may impact the applicant’s ability to obtain licensure. These questions have to do with revocation, denial or suspension of a license or certificate, conviction of a criminal offense, problems with drug or alcohol use, treatment for mental illness and physical disability which could impair one’s ability to practice nursing.

Nursing courses are to be taken in the sequence outlined on the following page. General education support courses may be taken as outlined or prior to acceptance into the program. However, because clinical experiences and/or theory courses may be scheduled during both day and evening hours, it is suggested that as many general education classes as possible be taken prior to acceptance into the program with the exception of required pre-requisites.

Background checks are a requirement of the clinical facilities with which Truckee Meadows Community College has a contract for nursing student clinical experience. If a student declines to provide a background check or if the background is unsatisfactory to the facility, the student will not be permitted to participate in the clinical portion of the program. Prospective students are advised that they will be withdrawn from the program if clinical requirements are not able to be met for any reason. TMCC will not be responsible for obtaining background checks and will not receive the results of any background investigations.

A student’s progression in the ADN program is contingent upon attaining and maintaining a grade of “C” or better in each course in the nursing curriculum.

Admission Requirements

The pre-requisite courses, MATH 126, BIOL 223, and BIOL 251 must be taken prior to application for admission to the nursing program. There are additional admission requirements. Please go online for information.

Accreditation and Regulation

The TMCC ADN program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Students may contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing at 1-888-590-6726.

ACEN, a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for nursing programs, maintains information on TMCC’s nursing program. ACEN’s address is:

3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Program Outcomes

Students completing the program will:

  • Achieve a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.
  • Complete the program in a timely manner.
  • Be employable.