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 2015-16 Academic Year Graduating Cohorts:

National Licensure Success Rates Retention Timely Completion (100%) Completion (100-150% of time) Employment
93.75% 78.6% 70.5% 29.5% 90%
August 2015 through July 2016) All cohorts reporting (56 students) All cohorts reporting (44 completers) All cohorts reporting (44 completers; 7 Fall 2016 completers in current cohort) Graduate self-reported.
Note: Data recorded includes Traditional and Transition Tracks with graduation dates of December 2015 and May 2016

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.



Nursing Courses 

Academic Advisement for Prospective Nursing Students

ADN Student Handbook

BON Student Orientation Texas Administrative Code

OC Nursing Application Checklist

ADN Application for Admission

Admission Guide ADN Nursing

Course of Study for Associate in Applied Science Degree – Nursing – Traditional

Course of Study for Associate in Applied Science Degree – Nursing – Transition


Jackline Sirengo
Director of Associate Degree Nursing Program
Office: Health Science Building 100B
Phone: 432-335-6627
Vicky Cruz
Secretary to the Director of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 100
Phone: 432-335-6672
Zassar Gatson
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 209
Phone: 432-335-6333
Mary Kipple
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 203
Phone: 432-335-6460
Pranay Vekaria
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 207
Phone: 432-335-6149
Emily Huggins
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 220A
Phone: 432-335-6752
Caroline Mekala
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: Health Science Building 208
Sue Albe
Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Instructor
Office: Health Science Building 212
Phone: 432-335-6408