Nursing at Coastal Bend College

Nursing is a dynamic and constantly changing profession. The ability to encompass care of individuals, families, communities and populations requires a strong commitment to study in the field of nursing. It is our commitment to prepare graduates to provide safe, competent and compassionate care.

The students seeking a Professional Nursing licensure (RN) with an AAS degree will master the theory, laboratory and clinical components needed to be successful in the workforce. There are two tracks in Professional Nursing; RN and LVN-RN.

With the RN Program, students will have the opportunity to begin their nursing education after completing the pre-requisite courses. With the LVN-RN program, licensed vocational nurses have the opportunity to further their nursing education toward the RN degree. Successful graduates from the RN program will also receive the affidavit for NCLEX examination for RN licensure in the state of Texas.

Students will develop knowledge of the Health Care industry through the various areas of study including: Foundations, Nursing Skills, Assessment Skills, Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Concepts, Childbearing Concepts, Care of Children and Families, and Mental Health. Student activities include: off-site hands-on practice as well as lab exercises engaging the student to critically think about the global impact of the Health Care industry on the community. Students will engage in projects to develop their communication, quantitative thinking, and teamwork experience by applying the four conceptual components approved by the Broad of Nursing.

The students’ experience will include: working as a member of the profession, providing patient-centered care, being a patient safety advocate and working as member of the health care team. Students will review and discuss social responsibility of the Health Care Industry as it pertains to the families, self-care, and the legal/ ethical issues of providing patient driven care. The Student will practice personal responsibility by developing skills of competent nursing practices as well as develop insight through reflection, self-analysis, and scenario role playing that is evaluated through a process of peer evaluation and industry standards. The student practiced lab experiences are enhanced with the clinical environment under the supervision of a practicing professional nurse. Students are required to apply and demonstrate skills learned through the program, building their self-confidence and reinsuring the students’ ability to pass the State of Texas Broad of Nursing exam and practical.

 

RN Program Cost & Highlights:

  • A two-year (four semester) program that will start every fall.
  • Students gain hands-on experience during clinical and labs (1:10 faculty to student ratio)
  • The nursing classrooms feature real world equipment to fully immerse the student in a professional healthcare setting
  • In addition to tuition and fees, students also invest about $300-$500 for uniforms and course materials
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify

RN Career Outlook:

  • Program graduates will learn the material that will be on the State of Texas Board of Nursing Exam and Practical.

 

LVN Program Cost & Highlights:

  • A one-year (three semester) program with an average class size of 30-40 students located at all CBC locations.
  • Students gain hands-on experience during clinical (1:10 faculty to student ratio)
  • The nursing classrooms feature real world equipment to fully immerse the student in a professional healthcare setting.
  • In addition to tuition and fees, students also invest about $300-$500 for uniforms and course materials.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

LVN Career Outlook:

  • Graduates from our LVN program now work at places such as Christus Spohn, hospitals, nursing homes, private practices and other health clinics.
  • Program graduates have a high pass/success rate on their state board examinations.

 

LVN to RN Bridge Program Cost & Highlights:

  • A one-year (two semester) program with an average class size of 20 students located at CBC Beeville, CBC Alice, and CBC Pleasanton.
  • Students will participate in hybrid courses with a variety of clinical experiences for application of materials learned.
  • The nursing classes feature real world equipment to fully immerse the student in a professional healthcare setting
  • Estimated cost for tuition and fees for prerequisite and nursing courses is $8,600. Prices for uniforms and textbooks may vary.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify

LVN to RN Bridge Career Outlook:

  • Graduates from our LVN to RN Bridge program now work at places such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and schools.
  • Program graduates have a high pass/success rate on their state board examinations

 *Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Corpus Christi region, 2018.

 

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science- Registered Nurse

Associate of Applied Science- LVN to RN Bridge

Certificate Level I- Pre-Nursing (29 hours)

Certificate Level I- Fundamentals of Patient Care Technology (19 hours)

Certificate Level I- Vocational Nursing (42 hours)

Certificate Level I- Vocational Nursing Evening (42 hours)

Occupational Skills Award- Fundamental of Vocational Nursing (11 hours)

Occupational Skills Award- Fundamental of Nursing Assistant (11 hours)

Occupational Skills Award- Certified Nursing Assistant (9 hours)

Occupational Skills Award- Fundamental of Nursing (20 hours)

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