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    Local colleges rank among the best nursing programs in Texas

    By Zachary Bordner,


    PERMIAN BASIN, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Three local colleges have ranked among the top ten for nursing programs in Texas, according to a study done by

    Howard College in Big Spring topped the list at number two, just behind Laredo College. Howard College has offered an associate’s degree in nursing since 1976, comprising of 60 credits including prerequisites. The program covers topics like health assessment, mental health nursing, maternal/newborn nursing, women’s health nursing, care of children and families, as well as enhanced concepts of adult health. said the ADN program at HC has an excellent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam and multiple partnerships with hospitals and clinics in the Big Spring Angelo area. You can learn more about HC’s ADN program and requirements here .

    Midland College ranked number six among the top colleges for ADN programs in Texas. The program combines the art and science of nursing to offer a “well-rounded education.” The coursework covers topics such as health assessment, nursing skills, mental health nursing, pharmacology, and maternal & newborn nursing.

    The website’s study shows MC having an excellent pass rate, low cost compared to other programs in Texas, as well as transfer opportunities. You can learn more about MC’s ADN program and requirements here .

    Odessa College came in at number nine on the list of top ADN programs in Texas, combining laboratory and real-world clinical training. The program emphasizes professionalism, leadership, and lifelong learning.

    The study shows OC’s program with excellent placement rate as well as the excellent pass rates of its students, with rates consistently higher than state and national averages. You can learn more about OC’s ADN program and requirements here .

    The site said eligible ADN programs were ranked based on academic quality, NCLEX-RN first-time pass rates over the past four years, affordability, as well as editorial team ratings. You can learn more about the study’s methodology here .

    You can learn more about the study and what colleges ranked in the top ten on’s website here .

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