You can become a Registered Nurse in only two years at Ranger College.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Ranger College provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide the highest quality of care in the most trusted profession in the world: nursing. After completing the prerequisite courses, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree in just two years. Are you ready? Your future as an RN begins at Ranger College.
Please read our Letter to Prospective Students.
Admission criteria changes constantly. Students shoulder the responsibility to remain current with criteria that meets the admission requirements. Applications will be considered using a point system that includes test scores, grade point average (minimum 2.5 on completed non-nursing courses), number of non-nursing courses completed, number of credit hours completed at Ranger College, and other criteria. Preference will be given to individuals residing in Brown, Eastland, Stephens, Graham, Comanche, and Erath counties. The Associate Degree Nursing Program curriculum is completed over a four semester period (no summers). Please see the program curriculum links to the right under “Resources” for the RN Program Curriculum and the LVN to RN Bridge Program Curriculum, which includes prerequisites, co-requisites (additional courses that must be completed during or before the semester in which they are listed in the curriculum), and program course layout.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I need to do first in applying to the Nursing Program?
A: To begin the process, you will need to take the Test of Essential Academic Skill (TEAS). The TEAS assesses entry level academic readiness of nursing program applicants. “PROFICIENT” level scoring is required for entrance into the Nursing Program. Sign up instructions for this test are on the ATI website: atitesting.com. After registering with ATI, you will choose Ranger College as your school and Early, TX as the test location. The TEAS is proctored at our Early campus on Thursday afternoons currently.
Q: If I apply to Ranger College, do I also need to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program?
A: Yes. You must apply to each separately. See the link on the Resources list on the right side of this page “Application” to apply to the Nursing Program.
Q: What do I do after I have applied to both Ranger College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program?
A: You will need to begin to collect the information listed on the “RN Admission Criteria” or “LVN to RN Bridge Admission Criteria“ form found in the links to the right and submit this information with your application to the program. Review the Resources list on the right of this page for the necessary documents you will need.
Q: Why do I need to submit 2 official transcripts?
A: You will need to request any and all official transcripts sent to both the Ranger College Registrar at 1100 College Circle, Ranger TX, 76470 and the Ranger College Brown County Campus, Attn: Dean of Nursing at 3201 Coggin Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801. The seal on the envelope must not be broken. * 2 official transcripts are required because the Associate Degree Nursing Program is not on the main campus and the Texas Board of Nursing requires official transcripts to be kept on file on site.
Q: How do I obtain financial aid?
A: Apply for your financial aid on the FASFA website at FAFSA.gov. Direct all Financial Aid questions to the Financial Aid department located at the Ranger Main Campus at 254.647.3234, ext. 217.