Accreditation and Approval

The Texas Southmost College-Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the ACEN Accreditation Commision in Education on Nursing and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing Program status with the TBON was changed to Conditional Approval effective January 2016.

Differentiated Essential Competencies (DECs)

The TSC-Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Progam prepares graduates to demonstrate the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs Evidenced by Knowledge, Clinical Judgements, and Behaviors (DECs). The competencies are based upon the preparation in the program of study. In nursing education, the DECs serve as a guideline and tool for curriculum development and revision, a tool for bench marking and evaluation of the program, and statewide standard to ensure graduates will enter practice as safe and competent nurses. The DECs are incorporated into every course in the ADN to ensure uniformity and continuity of standards. Please refer to the Texas BON website for additional information.


Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 08:18