Nursing, AAS/Associate Degree

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Midland College is an intense, high quality program preparing the graduate nurse for an entry level position in the field of nursing. After admission, the traditional program track is a full-time, 4-semester program and the Transitional LVN to RN track is a full-time, 3 semester program preparing nursing students to apply to the Texas Board of Nursing and pass the registered nurse licensing exam. Midland College is fully accredited with the Texas Board of Nursing. 

If you like science or are intrigued by the human body, want a rewarding career in a time honored profession with job security and financial stability that is a challenging and stimulating career that can springboard you to the travel around the country or the world, nursing is the choice for you. Nursing provides diverse career paths with excellent pay and flexible hours in multiple employment locations and fields allowing autonomy and adventure. 

Midland College’s ADN program is an affordable, low-cost education, with faculty committed to help students to achieve educational goals, while receiving local community support. Professors and student relationships are on an individual basis. The bonus of Midland College credits transferring to 4 year institutions assist achievement of educational career goals. 


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Joining Our Program

Potential ADN students are required to apply to the program by the following dates:

Spring semester, by September 25
Fall semester, by May 25
Transition LVN to RN, by April 1
Admission is limited and based on a point system.

Health Sciences Application (pdf)


ADN Scholarships

  • Abell-Hanger Nursing
  • Dr. Gregory Bartha, MD
  • Dara P. Bush Nursing
  • Buxton Health Sciences
  • Patricia Lechwar Byrd Memorial Scholarship
  • Donald E. Crockett
  • James A. “Buddy” Davidson Fort Stockton LVN to A.D.N.
  • Linnie Davidson Nursing Scholarship
  • Silva Dillard
  • John W. Foster, Sr, MD Memorial


  • General Nursing
  • Harris Nursing
  • Wallace and Kathleen Irwin Scholarship
  • Mary Ann Lindley Endowed Nursing
  • Nicki Charles Luttrell
  • Midland Medical Alliance Health Science
  • Marshall V. Ross Nursing Scholarship
  • Billie G. Ruppe Endowed Nursing
  • Mary Spannus Medical Education Memorial
  • Ann & Lloyd Ugland Memorial Scholarship


Apply for Scholarships

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

The following must be complete before applying:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfy requirements for Texas Success Initiative (TSI):

    Texas Success Initiative

  • Pass the background check process with the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Take the ATI test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS ) and score a minimum level of proficient of 58.7%.

    MC Testing Services
  • Applicant must provide an official transcript of all college work to the nursing department.

  • Obtain a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This requirement is for students born and educated through high school outside the United States. The TOEFL score is valid for two years.

  • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II must be current within five years of program admission. See the nursing department to discuss options if either or both courses are older than the five-year limit.

  • Show evidence of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on all college coursework.

  • LVN to ADN Transition applicants must hold a current unencumbered license to practice nursing as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas.

  • Get the immunizations and meet requirements listed in the ADN nursing packet application.

  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” or above:

Traditional Track

BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I
ENGL 1301, Composition I
PSYC 2301, Introduction to Psychology

LVN to ADN Transition Track

BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I
ENGL 1301, Composition I
PSYC 2301, Introduction to Psychology
BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC 2314, Lifespan Growth and Development
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
RNSG 1201, Pharmacology (offered only on-line)

Admission to the program is competitive. The ADN program uses selective admission criteria. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the nursing program. Ranking applicants is based on the number of general education courses completed in the ADN degree plan and the grade earned in those courses.

Application deadlines for the traditional option are May 25 for admission for the fall semester and September 25 for the spring semester. The application deadline for LVN to ADN Transition is April 1.

The number of students admitted each semester depends upon resources and faculty availability.

Additional points to earn to assist in consideration of a higher score to the traditional track:

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Lifespan Growth and Development
  • Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective

Students can expect a very busy schedule in both the classroom and in various clinical sites with potentially long hours. Devoting time to study is a must to be able to succeed. Students are encouraged not to work during this educational time so that all of the student’s attention can focus on being successful.

The Student Nurse Association on campus meets for fellowship and activities with nursing students discussing nursing and learning opportunities in the community.  All semesters of nursing students are encouraged to join. The Student Nurse Association is a great way to make friends and become part of college life. 

For advisement concerning program requirements, start by seeing an assigned pathway advisor in the Student Services Center. Pathway advisors help students connect with career choices giving guidance concerning required prerequisite courses to complete prior to the application process. After successful completion of the ADN program, the graduate nurse is eligible as a candidate to take the Registered Nurse licensure exam for the state of Texas.

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

Student Success

Annamaria Almanza

Annamaria Almanza, ’16

"They were tough and their expectations of us were high, but only because they believed in our success and abilities. Personally I appreciated this from them, the high standards only made me reach higher and higher."


PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.


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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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