San Jacinto College’s nursing school and registered nurse program combine the art of caring with the science of healing. Our transformative, hands-on education prepares new and seasoned nurses to excel in this noble profession. Join us in making a positive impact in people’s lives.

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

With a degree in nursing, you can secure employment in:
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Home health and community health settings
  • Nursing Homes
  • Education
  • Research and computer technology

Earning Potential

Registered Nurse: $83,738
Licensed Vocational Nurse $50,912

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Associate Degree Nursing, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Are you completely new to healthcare? This five-semester program is for you. Get essential nursing skills and valuable clinical experience in this exciting, hands-on program.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in five terms, including a summer term.

Certified Nurse Aide, Continuing Education Course

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course. The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) course will prepare you for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry. You will be able to assist nurses in providing basic care to patients.
Length 6 Months

Health Science Vocational Nursing Pathway, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your career in nursing? Our vocational nursing programs at the South and North Campuses can help you achieve your goal in just three terms!
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

LVN/​Paramedic to RN Transition Nursing, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Are you a highly skilled licensed paramedic or licensed vocational nurse looking to advance your career? The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) transition program is perfect for you!
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Nursing, B.S.N.

Transfer
This Bachelor of Science degree prepares you for a career in the field of nursing. We designed our BSN program for working registered nurses. This three-semester program is affordable, convenient, and accommodates your work schedule by offering both in-person and online learning opportunities.
Length 3 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 120 credits for this program in three years.

Vocational Nursing, Level 2 Certificate

Certificate
The Level 2 Certificate prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. The need for quality health care is higher than ever. If you’re a compassionate, take-charge person, a degree in vocational nursing may be for you.
Length 1 Year
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 45 credits for this certificate in three terms.

CAREER TRACKS

The content below shows a flowchart of the career tracks.

After San Jacinto College

You will be prepared for a career in the healthcare field. Use your license to help patients in home health or at a hospital, clinic, or another facility.

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Custom-Build Programs to Fast-Track Your Career

Dr. Rhonda Bell
At San Jac, we can quickly get students into the workforce by completing their associate degree in nursing and then return later to complete their BSN -- close to home, close to work”
Dr. Rhonda Bell
Central Campus Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
Our programs are built with you in mind. We have everything you need to jumpstart your career in the healthcare field and get you employed, fast. By offering in-person and online classes, you’re able to continue working while earning your next degree or certification.

Program Outcomes

We’re proud to be able to add the BSN degree to our wide range of nursing programs. Our programs have a proven track record of preparing graduates for successful careers in the nursing field. Discover more about the goals and objectives of our BSN program. Or learn more about the graduation and job placement rates for our more established courses of study.

When you graduate from the RN-to-BSN program, you will be able to:

  • Function within the nurse’s legal and ethical scope of practice 
  • Promote nursing by advocating for and being leaders in their work
  • Use published research and evidence-based practices to gather information from assessments to identify issues, set goals, and create care plans for:
  • Patients 
  • Families,
  • Communities.
  • Formulate goals and outcomes using an evidence-based and theoretical analysis of data to reduce patient and community risk
  • Use different resources and technology to monitor and improve healthcare quality by considering:
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Efficiency of care
  • Continuity and consistency of care
  • Promotion of health

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When you graduate from the RN-to-BSN program, you will be able to:

  • Function within the nurse’s legal and ethical scope of practice 
  • Promote nursing by advocating for and being leaders in their work
  • Use published research and evidence-based practices to gather information from assessments to identify issues, set goals, and create care plans for:
  • Patients 
  • Families,
  • Communities.
  • Formulate goals and outcomes using an evidence-based and theoretical analysis of data to reduce patient and community risk
  • Use different resources and technology to monitor and improve healthcare quality by considering:
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Efficiency of care
  • Continuity and consistency of care
  • Promotion of health

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You don’t have to take our word on our successful track record. The numbers speak for themselves. Check out our program achievements in completion, licensing, and job placement!

Central Campus

Report Year NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Report Year Completion Rate Report Year Job Placement Rate
2022 87.30% Fall 2021 51% 2018-19 74%
2021 90% Fall 2020-Spring 2021 62.41% 2018-19 74%
2020 96.74% Fall 2019-Spring 2020 77.23% 2020 (For 2018-2019) 85%
2019 98.91% Fall 2018-Spring 2019 74% 2019 (For 2017-2018) 77%
2018 95.45% Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 50% 2018 (For 2016-2017) 87%
2017 91.54% Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 78% 2017 (For 2015-2016) 91%
2016 87.17% Fall 2014- Spring 2015 76% 2016 (For 2014–2015) 93

 

North Campus

Report Year NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Report Year Completion Rate Report Year Job Placement Rate
2020 95.45% Fall 2019-Spring 2020 95.45% 2020 (For 2018-2019) 94%
2019 94.74% Fall 2018-Spring 2019 88% 2019 (For 2017-2018) 75%
2018 92.59% Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 76% 2018 (For 2016-2017) 100%
2017 93.75 Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 83% 2017 (For 2015-2016) 96%
2016 79.16% Fall 2014- Spring 2015 79% 2016 (For 2014–2015) New program - no graduates

 


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San Jac sets you up for success. Don’t take our word for it - check out our program achievements in completion, licensing, and job placement!

Report Year NCLEX RN Pass Rate Report Year Completion Rate Report Year Job Placement Rate
2022 88.24% Fall 2021-Spring 2022 N/A N/A N/A
2021 90.59% Fall 2020-Spring 2021 68% 2021 (For 2019-2020) 90%
2020 73.17% Fall 2019-Spring 2020 74% 2020 (For 2018-2019) 88%
2019 88.46% Fall 2018-Spring 2019 66% 2019 (For 2017-2018) 92%
2018 89.87% Fall 2017-Spring 2018 76% 2018 (For 2016-2017) 90%
           

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At San Jac, you'll gain valuable instruction with great results. Check out our NCLEX-PN pass rates for Vocational Nursing.

 

Report Year NCLEX-PN Pass Rate
2022 88.37%
2021 80.00%
2020 95.92%
2019 89.8%
2018 83.65%

 

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Graduation Cap

Revive Your Tuition

Nursing Scholarships
Every BSN student is eligible to receive a scholarship award from the Clifton Black Scholarship! But even better, we offer grants and scholarships for any nursing student. To receive the Clifton Black Scholarship and to apply for other scholarships, just log into the scholarship management page, fill out the application, and get matched to the scholarships you’re eligible for. It’s that easy.

Information Sessions

We offer in-person and virtual Zoom meetings so you can get your questions answered. Information sessions are mandatory for some programs and optional for others, so be sure to check below. 
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Registration: There is no registration for these information sessions. Just click a Zoom link below to join a meeting.

Zoom Link

Thursday May 18  - 4 p.m. Password: 908981 

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Applicants need to attend an information session to promote their success in completing an application. If you are applying to both North and Central Campus programs, you only need to attend one session. It can be on either campus.

Upcoming session(s):

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Please bring your Admission Application Information Packet with you to the information session. 

Registration: Click on a date below to register for a session. In-person sessions are located on South Campus:

13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston TX 77089
Building S-1
Room S-1.117 - On the first floor, west wing of the building near the Atrium.

Virtual

  • Mar. 8, 2024 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Apr. 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. via Zoom

Face-to-Face 

  • Mar. 20, 2024 at 4 p.m. in S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health
  • Apr. 1, 2024 at 4 p.m. in S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health
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We offer virtual information sessions. 

Registration: Please email vocational.nursingno@sjcd.edu to register for a date.

Next information session: 

  • Thursday - September 7, 2023 - 2:30 pm
  • Monday - September 11, 2023 - 2:30 pm

 

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Information sessions are optional and are not mandatory for South Campus Vocational Nursing.  Session space is limited.  Click on the date below to register.  

Registration: Click on a date to register for Zoom information sessions.

Virtual

  • Mar. 8, 2024 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Apr. 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. via Zoom

Face-to-Face 

  • Mar. 20, 2024 at 4 p.m. in S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health
  • Apr. 1, 2024 at 4 p.m. in S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health

 

Contact Us

Reach out directly to someone from the program you’re interested in.
Dr. Veronica Jammer

RN-to-BSN

Dr. Veronica Jammer, Department Chair
Dr. Veronica Jammer, Department Chair
281-476-1842
SanJacBsn@sjcd.edu  
Susanne Tolley

LVN / Paramedic to ADN Transition

Susanne Tolley, Department Chair

Susanne Tolley, Department Chair
281-922-3431
Susanne.Tolley@sjcd.edu  

281-998-6350 ext. 3315
Adn.Transition@sjcd.edu  

Kerri Hines

Vocational Nursing

Kerri Hines, Department Chair

North Campus
Kerri Hines, Department Chair
281-459-7174
Kerri.Hines@sjcd.edu  

281-998-6350 ext. 7128
Vocational.NursingNo@sjcd.edu  

South Campus
Susanne Tolley, Department Chair
281-922-3431
Susanne.Tolley@sjcd.edu  

281-998-6350 ext. 3592
Vocational.Nursing@sjcd.edu