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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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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.

Student Achievement Outcome Data

ADN Data for 2017-18 Academic Year Graduating Cohorts:

National Licensure Success Rates Retention Timely Completion (100%) Completion (100-150% of time) Employment
88.33% 95% 88.33% 32.25% 96%
August 2017 through July 2018) All cohorts reporting (60 students) All cohorts reporting (60 completers) All cohorts reporting (62 completers; 44 Fall 2017 and 18 Spring 2018)

Graduate self-reported. All cohort (62 completers)

Note: Data recorded includes Traditional and Transition Tracks with graduation dates of December 2017 and May 2018

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 generic 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. Generic students are those without licensure as an L.V.N. Generic students are admitted to the day option. The transition track allows the licensed vocational nurse (L.V.N.) to receive credit for selected nursing courses through advanced placement. Transition students must currently hold a license to practice nursing as an L.V.N. in the state of Texas. Generic 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). In the Spring, transition students begin by taking Adaptation to the Role of the Professional Nurse, (RNSG 2207) to prepare for the role of R.N. Courses continue sequentially through the year, spring, summer and fall semesters, with graduation in the following December.



Jackline Sirengo MSN, RN.
Director of Associate Degree Nursing Program
Office: Health Science Building 100B
Phone: 432-335-6627
Linda Proctor
Secretary to the Director of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 100
Phone: 432-335-6672
Pranay Vekaria MSN, RN.
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 207
Phone: 432-335-6149
Caroline Mekala MSN, RN.
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 208
Phone: 432-335-6722

Geneo Roberts MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 209
Phone: 432-335-6333

Clara Nwobu MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 210
Phone: 432-335-6614

Angie Lopez, MSN, RN 
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 211
Phone: 432-335-6328

Gladys Chavarria, MSN RN
Lab Coordinator
Office: Health Science Building 212
Phone: 432-335-6408

Williams Oyatoye BSN, RN 
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 213
Phone: 432-335-6670