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Beginning October 1, our Associate Degree Nursing Applications (Transition Class/January start) will be accepting applications in person or via email using scan or photo technology.  Deadline has been extended until 5:30 pm Thursday October 22, 2020.

Applications will be accepted through this email:  ADN@odessa.edu.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 
In order to allow students to complete the application process by the deadline of October 22, 2020, we encourage students to submit all other required documents between October 1 - October 22. Call 432.335.6672 of you have any questions or concerns. 
Other Helpful Information:

TEAS Test are being given at the testing center. To sign up call 432-335-6620 or email testingcenter@odessa.edu. 

Contact Continuing Ed for more information on when CPR/BLS classes will be offered 432-335-6580 or email Heather Patton at HPatton@odessa.edu. Transcripts:  Request Transfer Credit Evaluation of your transcript from another college (for the Nursing Program)

 https://www.odessa.edu/current-students/records/transcripts/

For more information contact ADN@odessa.edu

Associate Degree Nursing

Registered nurses manage patient wellness and the care of sick, injured, and recovering patients as a critical part of care teams. If you looking for a career where you can experience a large variety of work environments from managed care to emergent care, then consider joining our highly-engaged and student-focused training.

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program (A.D.N.)

Nursing is a care-oriented profession requiring a well educated nurse. The curriculum of the Odessa College Associate Degree Nursing program prepares graduates to assume beginning staff positions under supervision as a member of the profession, as a provider of patientcentered care, as a patient safety advocate, and as a member of the health care team. Upon successful completion of the licensing examination, NCLEX-RN®, the graduate becomes a registered nurse. Odessa College offers traditional and transition tracks to obtain the associate degree in applied science for nursing. Both tracks require the same non-nursing courses to complete the degree. Traditional students are those without licensure as an LVN Traditional students are admitted to the day option. The transition track allows the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) to receive credit for selected nursing courses through advanced placement. Transition students must currently hold a license to practice nursing as an LVN in the state of Texas. Traditional and transition students receive clinical education in various hospitals, health care agencies and community organizations. Transition Track for the LVN - The transition student receives advanced placement credit for Foundations of Nursing Practice (RNSG 1513), Clinical Introduction (RNSG 1360), Common Concepts of Adult health (RNSG 1441) and Clinical-Registered Nursing/Common Concepts (RNSG 1261). 

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Accreditation Status

The Odessa College associate degree nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), located at 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas, 78701; phone 512-305-7400. The nursing curriculum plan is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN may be reached at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, phone 404-975-5000.

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For email inquires:  adn@odessa.edu 

Fax # 432-335-6873


Allisa Cornelius MSN, RN
Director of Nursing 
Office: Health Science Building 100C
Phone: 432-335-6797
E-mail: acornelius@odessa.edu

Pranay Vekaria MSN, RN
Nursing Coordinator
Office: Health Science Building 100B
Phone: 432-335-6149
E-mail: pvekaria@odessa.edu 

Yesenia Walsh MSN, RN
Nursing Coordinator
Office: Andrews Business and Technology Center -126
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: ywalsh@odessa.edu

Linda Proctor
Secretary to the Director of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 100
Phone: 432-335-6672
E-mail: Lproctor@odessa.edu

Gladys Chavarria, MSN RN
Lab Coordinator
Office: Health Science Building 212
Phone: 432-335-6408
E-mail: gchavarria@odessa.edu  

Angie Lopez, MSN, RN 
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 211
Phone: 432-335-6328
E-mail: alopez@odessa.edu

Caroline Mekala MSN, RN.
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 208
Phone: 432-335-6722
E-mail: cmekala@odessa.edu 

Clara Nwobu MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 210
Phone: 432-335-6614
E-mail: cmwobu@odessa.edu 

Williams Oyatoye BSN, RN 
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 213
Phone: 432-335-6670
E-mail: woyatoye@odessa.edu 

Geneo Roberts MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 209
Phone: 432-335-6333
E-mail: groberts@odessa.edu