Associate Degree Nursing


The Associate Degree Nursing Program at McLennan Community College located in Waco, Texas is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at


  • All correspondence for students will be sent through the student’s McLennan Community College e-mail account.   We will not use your personal e-mail account.
  • The MCC ADN Program for Spring 2024 and the LVN to RN Transition Program for Summer 2024 requires the HESI A2 RN for Entrance Exam. 
  • All applicants must be TSI complete in reading, writing, and math by the application deadline. 
  • Please turn in all completed nursing applications for ADN and VN to the drop box in Health Professions Building, by Room 222.
  • The ADN Program is accepting applications for 2024. The deadline for Fall 2024 is May 15, 2024. The ADN Program will accept LVN to RN Transition Application for Summer 2024 until March 18, 2024. Applications for the spring of 2025 will be due October 18, 2024. If you have further questions, please call the Nursing Advisor at 254-299-8318 or MCC Advising and Career Services at 254-299-8614. Late or incomplete application packets cannot be accepted. Please check the Application Procedure page for required documents and acceptance criteria. 

2024 Spring ADN Student Handbook.pdf

Welcome to MCC's Associate Degree Nursing Program!

MCC's two-year Associate Degree Nursing curriculum prepares students to become competent registered nurses to give patient-centered care in hospitals and other health care agencies.

The program admits a class of students in the fall and spring each year. Class size is limited, and a considerable number of applications are received each year. Excluding prerequisites, the ADN Program requires two academic years for completion.

The curriculum provides students with nursing theory and clinical experiences that prepare them to be eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse, as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Current LVNs may choose advanced placement, which has special requirements (see the link to the right).

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The mission of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is to prepare nursing graduates that can safely and effectively function in a beginning role as members of the health care team.

The ADN Program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses. At the completion of the ADN program curriculum, combined with general education and nursing education courses, students receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

Students can choose to be finished with their education with an A.A.S. or may choose to continue on to a bachelor's degree in nursing. The ADN faculty promotes lifelong learning and workforce development as essential components of the educational process.

For More Information

Prospective students ("pre-nursing") should contact Advising & Career Services on 2nd floor of the Student Services Center or via Zoom.  For advising hours, please see:

Course approval will be completed for students who are currently enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program after final grades are entered each semester.

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Licensing in Other States

The Associate Degree Nursing generic program and LVN-Transition track at McLennan Community College meet the state education requirements for a Registered Nursing license in the state of Texas and other states in the Nurse Licensure Compact ( McLennan Community College has not determined if the Associate Degree Nursing and LVN-Transition tracks at McLennan Community College meet the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

Please allow up to approximately 90 days for processing of out-of-state licensure documents.