Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Whether you are looking for a career as a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), Amarillo College has highly regarded, fully accredited programs that can take you there. Seventy percent of nurses in the area have attended Amarillo College. Students in both nursing programs take classes in contemporary, mediated classrooms within newly renovated facilities. The Nursing Resource Center (NRC) provides an environment for students to learn nursing skills in hospital-like settings. The clinical simulation laboratory within the NRC provides unique opportunities to practice patient-centered nursing care using simulated scenarios. Nursing students at AC obtain clinical experiences at various local hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, long-term care facilities, and schools throughout the community.
A licensed vocational nurse tends to the needs of sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled people. Vocational nurses work independently but are often supervised by medical doctors and registered nurses. Experienced vocational nurses may become charge nurses who oversee the work of other VNs and unlicensed medical staff, such as nursing assistants and aides. Registered nurses play an essential role in promoting health and wellness. They help improve the quality of life of everyone from infants to the elderly. Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.
Vocational Nursing Certificate
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I
HITT 1305- Medical Terminology
VNSG 1423- Basic Nursing Skills
VNSG 1400- Nursing in Health and Illness
VNSG 1231- Pharmacology
VNSG 1227- Medication Administration
VNSG 1304-Foundations of Nursing
VNSG 1136-Mental Health
VNSG 1138-Mental Illness
VNSG 1260- Clinical Health and Illness
VNSG 2160-Clinical Maternal-Newborn
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
VNSG 2161Clinical – Pediatrics
VNSG 1409 Nursing Health & Illness II
VNSG 1361Clinical Health & Illness II
VNSG 2410 Nursing Health & Illness III
VNSG 2163 Clinical Nursing Health & Illness III
General Education Courses. May be taken prior to acceptance to program
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
BIOL 2402- Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2420 – Microbiology
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Speech: Choose one course from Spch 1315 Public Speaking or Spch 1318 Interpersonal Communication or Spch 1321 Business & Professional Speaking
RNSG 1309- Introduction to Nursing
RNSG 1105- Nursing Skills I
RNSG 1301 - Pharmacology
RNSG 1331-Principles of Clinical Decision Making
RNSG 1362- Clinical- Principles of Clinical Decision Making
RNSG 1247-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I
RNSG 1263- Clinical- Concepts of Clinical Decision Making I
RNSG 1151 (8-wk)- Care of the Childbearing Family
RNSG 1160 (8-wk)- Clinical – Care of the Childbearing Family
RNSG 2101 (8-wk)- Care of Children and Families
RNSG 2160 (8-wk)- Clinical- Care of Children and Families
RNSG 1248-Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II
RNSG 2261 - Clinical Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II
RNSG 2213-Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2161- Clinical – Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2231- Advanced Concepts of Clinical Decision Making II
RNSG 2262- Clinical – Advanced Concepts of Adult Health
RNSG 2221-Professional Nursing- Leadership and Management
RNSG 2263-Clinical- Prefessional Nursing- Leadership and Management